The Committee to Advise with the Moderator is accountable to the General Assembly and provides advice and support for the Moderator of a particular General Assembly. It normally meets three times annually and supports, advises and prays for the moderator during her or his moderatorial year. The committee meets with the moderator to assist in establishing the itinerary of events, listen to reports from the moderator of his or her travels and activities and to prepare a report to the General Assembly on the travels and involvement of the moderator.
The committee is also responsible for counting ballots for the moderator-designate and placing that nomination before the next General Assembly.
The members and the convener of this committee are named by the moderator and are usually about 6-10 people in number. The Principal Clerk serves as a consultant and the Senior Administrator of the General Assembly Office serves as secretary.