Some of our most talented servant-leaders have an opportunity to work with the larger mission of Greater New Jersey by moving our mission forward at the agency and committee level.

The nominations committee is looking for committed disciples of Jesus Christ who have leadership gifts and experience and are ready to join us as we move into a new season of strategic ministry and continue to move our mission forward.

GNJ Keystone Measure: At least 50% of GNJ agency chairpersons are People of Color by June 2023 and the number of African American/Black and Hispanic/Latino clergy elders are doubled, and the number of all Clergy of Color is increased by June 2025.

Agencies and committees tend to meet four times a year, sometimes more often. As much as possible, committee leaders allow people to participate remotely through conference calls and web services. You can learn more about the purpose of the different boards and agencies by visiting the Connectional Table here.

Thank you for your willingness to assist the nominations team.

GNJ Board/Agency Needs (As of Nov 2023)

Council on Youth Ministries ¶649: Chair
Council on Young Adult Ministries ¶650: 3 Laity, Chair
Board of Global Ministries ¶633: 2 Laity, 1 Clergy
Board of Discipleship ¶630: 1 Laity
Board of Church and Society ¶629: 2 Laity
Committee on Ethnic Local Church Concerns ¶632: Chair
Commission on Communications ¶646: 1 Laity, 2 Clergy, Chair
Commission on Status and Role of Women ¶644: 1 Laity, 1 Clergy
Commission on Archives and History ¶ 641: 1 Laity
Commission on Christian Unity and Inter-religious Concerns ¶642: 1 Laity, 1 Clergy
Commission on Religion and Race ¶643: 1 Laity, 2 Clergy
Commission on Small Church Membership ¶645: 2 Laity, 1 Clergy
Committee on Disability Concerns ¶653: 1 Laity, 1 Clergy, Chair
Committee on Parish and Community Development ¶633.5: 1 Laity, 2 Clergy, Chair
Committee on Native American Ministries ¶654: 3 Laity, Chair
Committee on Hispanic/Latino Ministries ¶655: 1 Laity
Committee on Rules of Order: 1 Laity, 1 Clergy
Council on Finance and Administration ¶611-618: 2 Laity, 1 Clergy, Chair
Board of Trustees ¶640 and 2512: 2 Laity, 1 Clergy
Board of Pension ¶639: 1 Laity, 2 Clergy
Committee on Episcopacy ¶637: 2 Clergy
A Future with Hope Board of Trustees: 2 Laity, 4 Clergy
Centenary Fund and Preachers Aid Society: 2 Laity, 1 Clergy, Chair


  • Positions you would like to nominate the person for (select up to three)

For more information, please contact:

  • Diana Picurro


We are grateful for your submission. Please know that while we appreciate all nominations we cannot guarantee that your recommendation(s) will result in an appointment. The nominations process must always consider multiple factors such as available vacancies, individual gifts, current make-up of the ministry team, and issues of gender, race, and age etc. Many committees have size limits that are defined by the Book of Discipline or Conference rules.