Elders

 

The Elders of a congregation in the Presbyterian Church make up the governing body of the local church, the Session. The Nominating Committee nominates candidates for Elder after reviewing eligible Elder candidates from the congregation.

The nominated candidates are voted on at a congregational meeting. Currently there are 7 Elders assigned to Session committees based on the Elders’ skills and ministry gifts.

Elder duties include strengthening and nurturing the faith and life of the congregation; encourage the people in the worship and service of God; equip and renew them for their tasks within the church and the mission in the world;  assist in worship; cultivate their ability to teach; perform duties of the sacraments when called upon; perform committee duties and attend meetings as required to further the life of the church.

Our session is moderated by our pastor and chronicled by the clerk of session. Session meets each second Sunday of the month shortly following worship service.

Current Elders:
     2017                                 2018                                    2019
Merry Thomas                Mark Beaty                           Laurie Anderson      
Gary Culbertson             Gretchen Pfueller                Dick Carr *  
Tim Crandall*                 Jill Hoyt                                Jeanne Uhles*                               
Tracy Caruso
 
*also serve as Trustee
** Trustee and Clerk of Session 

  

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