american presbytery short report for


October 31-November 1, 2006

Held at Hingham, Wisconsin

Prepared by Ruling Elder Ron DeTroye

  • The American Presbytery was called to Order at 9:08 AM, with opening prayer, devotions and singing of Psalms.

  • Roll Call of members was taken, a declaration of Quorum was made and guests from Sovereign Grace Church, Gettysburg, Pa. and Coopersburg, Pa. were recognized.

  • Teaching Elder Rudy Pottecker was elected as moderator.

  • Ruling Elder Jerry Clay was elected as secretary.

  • Ruling Elder Ron De Troye was elected as preparer of the short report.

  • Minutes were approved for the stated meetings of Dec. 29, 2005 (which consisted of four appendices) and July 18, 2006, with action approved at the stated meeting.

  • We received reports from each of the churches, along with comments of introduction by Sovereign Grace Church, Gettysburg, Pa.

  • Licentiate Justin Stodghill was examined for ordination and approved.

  • Gene Osborne was examined and approved by presbytery to be received as an assistant pastor called by Covenant Reformed Presbyterian Church, Sheboygan.

  • Licentiate Justin Stodghill was approved as an additional member to the temporary session of Manawa. Also, a new missionary work was recognized to be established in New London, Wi. with oversight by the Manawa church.

  • It was determined that a study of the prescriptive nature of exclusive psalmody be studied at the next meeting.

  • The short report and concept minutes were read and approved.

  • It was determined that the next meeting will be on June 12-13 at the Janesville, Wisconsin Church.

  • The meeting was adjourned with prayer at 6:05 PM, Nov. 1, 2006.