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PNC Resources

Pastor Nominating Committee (PNC)

When a congregation has a vacancy in a pastoral position, or after the presbytery approves the effective date of the dissolution on an existing pastoral relationship, the congregation shall, with the guidance and permission of the presbytery, proceed to fill the vacancy by calling a congregational meeting to elect a Pastor Nominating Committee (PNC) that shall be representative of the whole congregation. The committee’s duty shall be to nominate a pastor for the election by the congregation.


These documents are intended to help you understand and implement the search process. Your COM liaison will offer still more materials and training and will help interpret these documents as necessary. They are available here for easy reference by the entire PNC membership. For more information, contact

Call Process for Pastor Nominating Committees


Secondary Reference Checks
Questions for Membership in PTCA
EEO Report for PNCs
PC(USA) Resource “On Calling a Pastor”
PIF Rating Form Example
PNC Process for Certified Candidate from Another Presbytery
Entrance Interview Questions
Installation Guidelines
Invitation to Installation