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Stated Clerk Application Deadline Extended to March 1

Date 04 May 1996 15:25:05


96068   Stated Clerk Application Deadline Extended to March 1 
                      by Jerry L. Van Marter 
LOUISVILLE, Ky.--Despite receiving a record number of applications for the 
position, the Stated Clerk Review/Nomination Committee has extended the 
deadline for applications until March 1, 1996.  
     The purpose of the extension, according to a statement released by the 
committee Feb. 10, is to try and recruit more applications from women and 
racial-ethnic candidates. 
     According to Brian Ellison, moderator of the committee, "We have 
received more applications at this point than in either of the previous two 
search processes for [General Assembly] stated clerk [in 1988 and 1992]."  
     The Rev. James E. Andrews, the incumbent stated clerk, has announced 
that he will not be a candidate for reelection to the office in which he 
has served three four-year terms. 
     The full text of the committee's statement: 
     "The Stated Clerk Review/Nomination Committee is pleased with the 
progress it is making toward its goal of presenting the best possible 
nominee for the office of Stated Clerk to the 208th General Assembly in 
Albuquerque, New Mexico, June 29, 1996.  We have solicited and received 
input and applications from a broad cross-section of the church. 
     "Still, the committee is redoubling its efforts to recruit qualified 
female and racial-ethnic candidates, and has therefore extended its 
deadline for all applications to March 1, 1996. 
     "Any individual wishing to receive an application and materials 
relating to the position and nominating process should contact the 
committee by fax at (818) 357-0207 or by mail at  
             Stated Clerk Review/Nomination Committee 
                                             3521 Conata  
                                             Duarte, CA 91010 
Completed applications must be received by March 1, 1996. 
     "Inquiries concerning the position or process can be directed to Brian 
D. Ellison, committee moderator, at (609) 921-3369." 

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  Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Louisville, KY 40202
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