The Clerk of the General Assembly is the General Secretary of the Presbyterian Church and conducts correspondence on its behalf, and is responsible for all official records and documents of the Assembly. He officially acts as Secretary to the General Council, Council for Public Affairs and Judicial Commission. Alongside the Moderator, he is an ex-officio member of all Councils and thier respective committees and panels.
There is no annual election of the role of Clerk as, since its inception in the first General Assembly of 1840, the office of Clerk is considered ad vitam aut culpam – for life or until fault.
The current Clerk is Rev. Trevor D. Gribben who began his role at Assembly Buildings in September 2014.
In 2014, Rev. Jim Stothers took up the supporting role as the Deputy Clerk and Assistant General Secretary and supports the Clerk with various duties and responsibilities.
Any questions, complaints or objections relating to the Church should be addressed to the Clerk at:
2-10 Fisherwick Place,
Belfast, BT1 6DW.
Rev. Trevor Gribben can also be contacted via email firstname.lastname@example.org
or by telephone +44 (0)28 9041 7208.