The belief that the people of God are called to be leaders is at the heart of the Presbyterian way. This commitment manifests itself in a style of "representative democracy" that is unique in the worldwide church.
This representative democracy is embodied in the boards of the church: the Session and the Board of Deacons. The officers who serve on these boards have been identified for their gifts of leadership and a commitment to the life and ministry of this congregation. Officers are elected to three-year terms by the congregation during elections held each April. Officers are then ordained and installed in May and begin their term of service in June.
The Board of Deacons is often called "the heart of the church." Deacons are responsible for the care of the congregation and carry out ministries of good will and service in the community.
The Deacons group their service into four key ministries:
The Deacons meet on the third Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. in Fellowship Hall.
The Session, which is the governing body of the church, is made up of sixteen Elders. The Session is responsible for the life and ministry of the congregation. The Session’s goals are focused on shaping faith, building community, serving others and stewarding resources.
Particular responsibilities include:
Worship & Music Committee
Parish Life Committee
Christian Education Committee
Staff Relations Committee
Moderator of Session
Rev. Paul W. Anderson