Elders - Leadership and Service
New Officers - Elders and Deacons - trained and ready to serve!
This picture is from the recent Session and Deacon Meeting when the new classes were examined and welcomed after their training.
The Session of the Church is the group of elected leaders, called Elders, who serve as chairpersons of the different Councils that help to keep the Church working together. This group meets monthly and is moderated by the Pastor. Session members are elected for a three year term.
Here is what our Book of Church Order says about who elders should be:
Elders should be persons of faith, dedication, and good judgment. Their manner of life should be a demonstration of the Christian gospel, both within the church and in the world. It is the duty of elders, individually and jointly, to strengthen and nurture the faith and life of the congregation. Together with the pastor, they should encourage the people in the worship and service of God, equip and renew them for their tasks with the church and for their mission in the world. Book of Order G-6.0303 and 4.
Class of 2019
Mary Sue Donahue, Don Falls, Frank Graham, Tom Holland, Tom Jefferson, Heather Harvey, Jacy Jacob, and Judy Cutting
Class of 2018
Steve Allred, Julia Carr, Marjorie Clark, Joani Fergusson, Anne Grier, Phil Hart, Allison Mays, and Jeff Wells
Class of 2017
Sharon Blount, Ben Dendy, Greg Dickie, Tom Flynn, Sheri Highfill, Elva Mapp, Sue Munro, Sloan White
Session Leadership Assignments:
Worship: Greg Dickie, Marjorie Clark
Christian Education: Sue Munro, Allison Mays, Judy Cutting, Jacy Jacob
Administration: Sheri Highfill and Jeff Wells
Budget & Finance: Tom Jefferson, Allison Mays, Don Falls, Phil Hart
Property: Franklin Graham, Tom Flynn, Heather Harvey
Mission: Mary Sue Donahue, Sharon Blount, Elva Mapp, Joani Ferguson
Stewardship: Julia Carr, Ben Dendy, Tom Holland, Don Falls
Membership: Sloan White, Jeff Wells
Personnel: Anne Grier, Steve Allred