The Presbytery Coordinating Council

2024 Coordinating Council
The governing body of the Presbytery of San Jose is defined by Standing Rules as a committee of At-Large Members, the Presbytery Moderator, Moderator-Elect, and immediate Past Moderator, Chairs of the Presbytery’s Standing Committees and the Coordinating Council’s Sub-Committees, and the PWP Moderator. The Executive Presbyter, Stated Clerk, and Treasurer resource the Coordinating Council. (4.22, 4.24)

  • Chair, Elder Carlo Panighetti, PCLG, Member-at-Large/class of 2025
  • Rev. Neneth Ross, Westminster, Member-at-Large/class of 2026
  • Rev. Martha Thorson, HR, Member-at-Large/class of 2026
  • Rev. Jane Esterline, At-Large, Member-at-Large/class of 2025
  • Rev. Nan Swanson, HR, Member-at-Large/class of 2025
  • Rev. Dr. Jennifer Bales, At-Large, Member-at-Large/class of 2024
  • Rev. Hardy Kim, Sunnyvale, Member-at-Large/class of 2024
  • Elder Jane Odell, St. Andrews, Member-at-Large/class of 2024
  • Elder Lynn Viale, Gilroy, Member-at-Large/class of 2024
  • Rev. Andy Rausch, Northminster, Presbytery Moderator 2024
  • Rev. Karin Hejmanowski, Sunnyvale, Presbytery Moderator-Elect (Moderator 2025)
  • Elder Elsa Amboy, Sunnyvale, Presbytery Past Moderator
  • Elder Lizanne Reynolds, Covenant, Chair of Committee on Ministry (COM)
  • Rev. Robby Olson, At-Large, Chair of Committee on Preparation for Ministry (CPM)
  • Rev. Annanda Barclay, At-Large, Chair of Committee on Representation and Empowerment (CORE)
  • Rev. Lindsay Woods Wong, Foothill, Chair of Financial Affairs Committee
  • Rev. Irene Pak Lee, Stone, Chair of Nominating Committee
  • Elder Denise Martin, Gilroy, Chair of Personnel Committee
  • Rev. Bryan Franzen, Westminster, Chair of Polity and Government Sub-Committee
  • Elder Rosaleen Zisch, Stone, PWP Moderator
  • Rev. Erica Rader, PCLG, Stated Clerk
  • Rev. Edd Breeden, Bonny Doon, Treasurer

“The purpose of the Presbytery Council is to coordinate the life and ministry of Presbytery
in accordance with policies, priorities, and goals enacted by the Presbytery.” – Standing Rules 4.21

Members of the 2023 Coordinating Council are listed below.

Presbytery Coordinating Council 2023
Rev. Nan Swanson Moderator, Coordinating Council
Elder Elsa Amboy Presbytery Moderator
Rev. Dr. Jennifer Bales Class of 2024
Rev. Jane Esterline Class of 2025
Rev. Hardy Kim Class of 2024
Elder James Lee Class of 2023
Elder Dave Macway Chair, Financial Affairs Committee
Elder Denise Martin Chair, Personnel
Elder Jane Odell Class of 2024
Rev. Robby Olson Chair, CPM
Elder Carlo Panighetti Class of 2025
Rev. Mark Peake Chair, COM
Rev. Andy Rausch Presbytery Vice-Moderator, Moderator-Elect
Rev. Martha Thorson Class of 2023
Elder Lynn Viale Class of 2024
Elder Rosaleen Zisch Moderator, P.W. of the Presbytery
Chair, CORE
Rev. Edd Breeden Presbytery Staff, Treasurer
Rev. Joey Lee Presbytery Staff, Executive Presbyter
Rev. Erica Rader Presbytery Staff, Stated Clerk

Members of the 2022 Council are listed below.

Presbytery Coordinating Council 2022
Elder Lynn Viale Council Moderator
Elder Elsa Amboy Presbytery Moderator-elect
Rev. Jennifer Bales At-Large
Rev. Annanda Barclay Chair, Representation & Empowerment Committee
Rev. Jason Barraca At-Large
Rev. Edd Breeden Staff, Presbytery Treasurer
Elder Carol Holsinger Chair, Polity and Govt Subcommittee
Rev. Hardy Kim At-Large
Elder James Lee At-Large
Rev. Joey Lee Executive Presbyter
Rev. David McCreath Chair, Personnel Committee
Elder Jane Odell At-Large
Elder Carlo Panighetti Chair, Nominations Committee
Rev. Mark Peake Chair, Committee on Ministry
Rev. Erica Rader Staff, Stated Clerk
Rev. Nan Swanson Presbytery Moderator
Rev. Martha Thorson At-Large
Rev. Andrew Wong 2021 Presbytery Moderator; Chair, CPM
Rev. Lindsay Woods Wong Chair, Financial Affairs Committee
Rosaleen Zisch Chair, PW Moderator


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Presbytery Committees

A.C. Watsonville
Church Health and Growth W.G.
Downtown San Jose Property Commission
Executive Search Committee
Financial Affairs
Guiding Preparing Safeguarding Subcte.
Mission and Outreach W.G.
Peace and Justice W.G.
Polity & Government
Preparation For Ministry
Presbyterian Women
Representation and Empowerment
Self Development of People
Synod Commissioners
Synod Permanent Judicial Commission