Elders & Deacons

It follows that given these current and historical mandates, a primary responsibility of active ruling elders is to provide for the mission and ministry of the deacons as they lead the congregation, including the session, in blessing the communities in which the church lives.

~ PC(USA) 

 

Elders and Deacons meet together every 3rd Tuesday of the month at 9:30 a.m.  Elders and Deacons are elected to a two-year term.  Each serves their term on a rotating basis which begins Jan 1.  

   The Session

  David C. Heil, Pastor

Stephen Meyer, Treasurer

Elders

Class of 2022         Class of 2023

Neal Cross              Steve Meyer

Geoff Elliott             Karen Smith

Janet Thomas                           

Deacons

Class of 2022           Class of 2023

 Melody Anders         Open

 Kate Elliott

Elected Officers of the Church

 

The Book of Order calls ordained deacons to a ministry of “compassion, witness, and service, sharing in the redeeming love of Jesus Christ for the poor, the hungry, the sick, the lost, the friendless, the oppressed, those burdened by unjust policies or structures, or anyone in distress" (G-2.0201). A tall order! In addition, the previous Form of Government, when describing the responsibilities of a session, included the charge to ruling elders to “lead the congregation in ministries of personal and social healing and reconciliation in the communities in which the church lives and bears its witness” (Book of Order, 2009–11 version, G-10.0102g). That, too, was and remains a tall order, asking ruling elders to think and pray beyond the walls of the congregation’s bricks and mortar to consider the well-being of the world immediately around the congregation.