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