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.

2021-2022 GNJAC Board/Agency Needs (December 2021)

GNJ Board/Agency Initial Need
Council on Young Adult Ministries 1 Laity, 1 Clergy, Chair
Board of Global Ministries 1 Clergy
Board of Discipleship 1 Clergy, Chair
Commission on Archives and History 1 Laity, 1 Clergy
Committee on Christian Unity/ Inter religious 1 Clergy (Chair)
Commission on Religion and Race 1 Clergy
Committee on Disability Concerns  1 Laity
Committee on Parish and Community Development 1 Clergy
Commission on Equitable Compensation 2 Laity

1 Clergy

Committee on Native American Ministries 2 Laity, 3 Clergy, Chair
Committee on Rules of Order 1 Laity

1 Clergy, Chair

Board of Pension 1 Laity
Board of Trustees 2 Laity, 3 Clergy
Board of Episcopacy (Quadrennial) 1 Clergy, Chair
Conference Disaster Relief Coordinator 1 Laity/Clergy

  • 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.