Deacons and Elders


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)

Source: PC(USA) Structure and Governing Bodies

Moderator — Session is moderated by Rev. Dr. Johanna McCune Wagner
Clerk of Session — DeVonn Powers, CLP

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)

— David Dowell (Communications)
— Susan Koester (Finance)
— Josh Maitland (Property)
— Jeremy Martin (Property)

— Ruth Stevenson (Outreach)

Great Commission
— Carlos Flores (Missions Team)
— Susan Koester (Missions Team)
— Ron Potts (Worship and Music)

Spiritual Growth
— Lee Borden (Children / Youth / Adults)
— Nanci Powers (Nominating)

Special Purpose Teams
— Carlos Flores (1,001 New Worshiping Communities)
— Susan Koester (1,001 New Worshiping Communities)


Book of Order

The Book of Order is a governing document of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Download a copy here.

Deacons Ministry

Twelve 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)

Moderator — Terry Jones
Co-Moderator — Judith Snider
Secretary — Trudy Meigs

Special Deacon Assignments:

Memorials — Trudy Meigs
Prayer Chain — Charmaine Ferrera
Friends at Home — Beth Byrne
Staff Support — Pastor Johanna

Current Deacons with Parish Assignments for 2021:
Parish 1 — Matt Chapman
Parish 2 — Carrie Smith
Parish 3 — Terry Jones
Parish 4 — Josie Mauck
Parish 5 — Bill & Emily Selb
Parish 6 — Charmaine Ferrera
Parish 7 — Beth Byrne
Parish 8 — Carolyn Thornton
Parish 9 — Trudy Meigs & Judith Snider
Parish 10 — Don Horgan
Parish 11 — Harold Lund

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
Vice President — Susan Koester
Secretary — Allen Nickerson
Trustee — Bill Selb