There were eight members of the 2019-20 Commissioned Ruling Elder (CRE) class who completed the Presbytery training to become CREs.

Although the Corona virus pandemic created some incredibly unique difficulties and hurdles, each of the eight were able to overcome these obstacles and complete the training.

At the POSD meeting July 11, all eight were commissioned to the congregations of the Presbytery of South Dakota to moderate sessions of congregations, to administer the Sacraments, and to officiate at marriages in the state of South Dakota for a term of three years.

They will be part of a Commissioning Celebration Service at a future Presbytery meeting held in person.

The eight newly Commissioned Ruling Elders are:

Robert Brooks, Huron

Tracy Bultena, Sioux Falls

Marshall Edelman, Willow Lake

Donna Flint, Brookings

Robert Flint, Brookings

Elizabeth Fox, Brookings

Lance Griese, Britton

Louise Van Poll, Huron