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Session

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.


Session 2020-2021

Class of 2022 Holley Barreto, Tim Brown, Bill Creager, Elizabeth Gift, Nicole Huckerby, Kim Kleasen, Joshua “Ua” Stucky, Erik VanLaningham

Class of 2023 Barbara Edwards, Rich O’Brien, Janet Roman, Jeff Santoro, Kathryn Tel, Bill Wakefield, Benjamin Yeh

Class of 2024 Tom Coogan, Melissa Davis, Carol Fagundus, Tim Flood, Arthur Hui, Anne Kuhn, Keith Mertz, Rachel Mitchell

MODERATOR OF SESSION: David A. Davis (Teaching Elder)

ASSOCIATE PASTOR: Lauren J. McFeaters (Teaching Elder)

CLERK OF SESSION: Carol Wehrheim

ASSISTANT CLERK OF SESSION: Bill Creager

OFFICERS:
John Thurber, President of the Corporation

Tim Brown, Vice President
Sallye Zink, Treasurer
Carol Wehrheim, Secretary

Session Committee Assignments

ADULT EDUCATION
Holley Barreto ‘22
Tim Flood ‘24

CANDIDATES
Tom Coogan ‘24

CEMETERY
Tim Brown ‘22

CHILDREN’S EDUCATION
Rachel Mitchell ‘24

FINANCE
Tim Brown ‘22

HUMAN RESOURCES
Benjamin Yeh ‘23
Anne Kuhn ‘24

MEMBERSHIP
Janet Roman ‘23
Melissa Davis ‘24

MISSION AND OUTREACH
Bill Creager ‘22
Kim Kleasen ‘22
Rich O’Brien ‘23
Bill Wakefield ‘23
Arthur Hui ‘24

NOMINATING tbd

PROPERTY/IT
Erik Vanlaningham ‘22
Jeff Santoro ‘23

STEWARDSHIP/STRATEGY
Kim Kleasen ‘22
Keith Mertz ‘24

WORSHIP AND ARTS
Tom Coogan ‘24
Carol Fagundus ‘24

YOUTH MINISTRY
Elizabeth Gift ‘22
Nicole Huckerby ‘22
Kathryn Tel ‘23
Ua Stuckey ‘22