According to our Book of Order (G-2.0301) as there were in Old Testament times elders for the government of the people, so the New Testament church provided persons with particular gifts to share in discernment of God’s Spirit and governance of God’s people. Accordingly, congregations should elect persons of wisdom and maturity of faith, having demonstrated skills in leadership and being compassionate in spirit. Ruling elders are so named not because they “lord it over” the congregation (Matt. 20:25), but because they are chosen by the congregation to discern and measure its fidelity to the Word of God, and to strengthen and nurture its faith and life.
Ruling elders, together with ministers of the Word and Sacrament, exercise leadership, government, spiritual discernment, and discipline and have responsibilities for the life of a congregation as well as the whole church, including ecumenical relationships. They shall serve faithfully as members of the session and they serve in the areas of ministry below.
The session meets on the third Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m.
Class of 2022 Barbara Edwards, Alison Harmon, Shana Lindsey-Morgan, Rich O’Brien, Janet Roman, Jeff Santoro, Bill Wakefield, Benjamin Yeh
Class of 2023 Holley Barreto, Tim Brown, Bill Creager, Elizabeth Gift, Nicole Huckerby, Kim Kleasen, Alex Milley, Erik VanLaningham
Class of 2024 Tom Coogan, Melissa Davis, Carol Fagundus, Tim Flood, Arthur Hui, Anne Kuhn, Keith Mertz, Rachel Mitchell, Joshua Stucky, Kathryn Tel
MODERATOR OF SESSION: David A. Davis
ASSOCIATE PASTOR: Lauren J. McFeaters
CLERK OF SESSION: Carol Wehrheim
ASSISTANT CLERK OF SESSION: Bill Creager
SESSION COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS: TBA
John Thurber, President of the Corporation
Tim Brown, Vice President
Sallye Zink, Treasurer
Carol Wehrheim, Secretary