Elder Recommendations

Class of 2024 Elder Recommendations

Deadline Thursday, July 23

The Officer Nominating Committee seeks the names of individuals who love Jesus Christ, who have a strong faith, and who are committed to him as their Lord and Savior to serve as Elders. There are six positions open for the Class of 2024 and one position open for a Shepherding Elder for the class of 2023. Elders are charged with oversight of the spiritual life of our congregation—leading, governing, and if necessary, disciplining its Covenant Partners (members). For a full description of responsibilities please refer to the Candidate Resource packet below. 

candidate resource packet

Prayerfully consider recommending a servant leader in your midst.

Please read the Class of 2024 Elder Recommendation Form above before filling out the online version below. If you choose to print and fill out the Recommendation Form, please return no later than Thursday, July 23 to the drop-off box at the Welcome Center or mail to:

First Presbyterian Church
Attention: Lisa Belus 
Officer Nominating Committee 
5300 Main Street
Houston, Texas 77004

If you need more information, please contact Kent Woodard, Officer Nominating Committee Chair, at bkw0805@gmail.com.


As a Covenant Partner (member) of First Presbyterian Church of Houston and following prayerful consideration, I recommend the following Covenant Partner (member) to serve on Session. I believe this candidate possesses the spiritual maturity and leadership to serve as an Elder. My specific reasons for proposing this member for the office of Elder are set forth in the form below. These reasons include a demonstrated commitment to Christ, service to this church, special talents, gifts and experiences (teaching, committee work, volunteer activities, etc.) or knowledge and experiences that equip them to serve in the capacity of Elder.