The session governs a particular congregation. It is made up of elders elected by the congregation, plus all the installed pastors on the staff, including pastors, co-pastors, and associate pastors. (G-10.0101)
The session is responsible for all decisions regarding the program and policies of its congregation, except for the two powers reserved for the congregation: the election of officers, including the pastoral staff, and the buying, selling, and/or mortgaging of church property. The constitution spells out 19 specific duties for the session. (G-10.0102, G-7.0304)
Moderator — Session is moderated rotationally by our Commissioned Lay Pastors
Clerk of Session — Jon Myers
D E P A R T M E N T S:
(some elders work with more than one team, and may be listed more than once)
— Jon Myers (Personnel)
— David Stearns (Finance)
— Jim Whitfield (Connections)
— David Dowell (Communications)
— Maren Stanczak (Missions Team)
— David Dowell (Outreach)
— Ron Potts (Worship and Music; Spiritual Growth)
Deacons serve staggered 3-year terms. Each Deacon ministers to a geographical neighborhood parish while serving on a committee to provide care and services to the church family.
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)
Co-Moderators — Matt Chapman and Carrie Smith
Staff Support — Rebecca Chase, CLP
Board of Deacons
Anna Belle Horgan
Bill and Emily Selb
Deacon's Fund - The Deacon's Fund is available to help meet short-term needs for those in the congregation. If you have a short-term need and would like to apply for help from this fund, please contact Rebecca Chase on staff for assistance.
Four elected members, serving staggered 3-year terms, are responsible for acquisitions, sales, leases, contracts, and other legal documents relative to church property.
President — Frank Fribley
Trustee — Bill Selb