Rev. Barbara Anne Keely


4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Third Tuesday of February, April, June, August, October and December

Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees manages the financial and property affairs of the Presbytery.  It recommends fiscal policy, provides financial reports, manages investments, maintains insurance, and provides for the annual financial review of the Presbytery’s accounts.  The Board is responsible for reviewing requests from congregations with respect to purchasing real property, selling real property, and obtaining loans secured by church property.  The Board reviews requests from congregations involving the leasing/rental of church property.


Board/Presbytery approval is required for congregations that are considering:

  • Buying property

  • Selling property

  • Leasing property to another organization

  • Applying for a mortgage or refinancing a mortgage


If your congregation contemplates any of these real estate transactions, please contact the Board Chair as early in the process as possible.  Please review the documents and packets listed below and complete the documents applicable to your specific transaction.  These documents must be submitted to the Board Chair so that the Board can consider your request.


The Board has developed specific procedures, forms, applications and resources to assist congregations with property-related decisions:


Property Loan Packet

Loan Refinance Packet

Construction Loan Packet

Property Sale Packet

Loan Policies and Guidelines

Church Lease Policy and Form (Worship Space)

Church Lease Policy and Form (Non-Worship Space)

Short-Term Building Use Agreement Guideline and Sample Form

For more information about Presbytery approval of real property transactions, or to request time on the Board of Trustees’ agenda, please contact the Board Chair.