I have a question about the appropriate membership on an executive committee of Council. I am the newly elected president and one member has raised concern that our executive committee includes both of our pastoral staff, one of whom is not an ordained pastor (he is on the path to becoming a commissioned pastor). The elected council members include the President, Vice President and one deacon. The concern raised is related primarily to the number of staff (2) vs. the number of elected members (3). That said, I am open to comments related to the appropriateness of a part-time staff member who is neither an ordained pastor nor a commissioned pastor sitting on an executive committee. I find nothing in the Church Order addressing executive committees. Thank you.