Class of 2019: Carol Graham, Jim Morse, Beth Stewart, Frederick Helm, Emily Gilchrist, Nancy Updegrave, Minor Weisiger, Chelsea Russell, Mary Warthen, and Dan Ream
Class of 2018: Cindy Bland, Peter Fisher, Sam Highfill, Lori LaVel, Leigh Ann McKelway, Margaret Wade, Frank Wagner and Emilie Webb
Our denomination states that the office of deacon as set forth in scripture is one of compassion, witness and service after the example of Jesus Christ. Deacons at Second seek to fulfill the call of Christ to love one another as Christ loves us. They routinely make visits to hospitals and nursing homes and meet with people who find themselves in need of individual pastoral care. When a family or individual needs support, it is the deacon ministry that pulls together the plan and follows through. Our support for each other also includes times of joy, like a wedding celebration, the birth of a child, or a baptism.
Deacons are elected by the church nominating committee. They serve three-year terms and meet monthly for spiritual renewal, training, planning and communication with one another. Being a deacon is a serious and meaningful calling but also a joyful one. Deacons have the privilege of serving individuals and the congregation at large; they walk side by side with others through both the painful and joyous transitions of life.