Following the resignation of the Revd Roberta Rominger in November 2013, the General Secretary Nomination Group of the United Reformed Church has been seeking her successor.
The nomination group, which is responsible for bringing a single name to the denomination’s General Assembly this July, has now completed its work and is nominating the Revd John Proctor, currently vice-principal of Westminster College in Cambridge, to be the URC’s next general secretary. If General Assembly accepts the nomination Mr Proctor will be inducted as general secretary on Sunday 6 July at the end of General Assembly. His term of office will therefore overlap with that of Mrs Rominger who will formally step down from the role on 31 July 2014.
Mr John Ellis, moderator of the General Assembly and convener of the nomination group said: “After an extensive process of discernment the group was unanimous in sensing that God was calling John Proctor to this immensely challenging position. We hope that the Assembly will share that sense and that the whole Church will support him in their prayers.”