Ruling Elders

"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 the 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 teaching elders, 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. When elected by the congregation, they shall serve faithfully as members of the session. When elected as commissioners to higher councils, ruling elders participate and vote with the same authority as teaching elders, and they are eligible for any office."

The Constitution of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Part II, Book of Order 2011-2013, Page 27

Clerk of Session


Class of 2023


Eleanor Cicerchi
Elder, Mission & Outreach



Steve Lang
Chair, Christian Education



Cynthia Lawrence
Chair, Schools/Stewardhip & Finance



Kerry McDermott
Elder, Stewardship & Finance/schools


Roxie Swartz
Chair, Worship


Class of 2024

Dennis Rasmussen
Elder, Worship


Ann Briggs
Chair, Youth & Families


Class of 2025


June Arnold
Chair, Membership & Evangelism



Jim Ferguson
Human Resources



Dan Gipson

Elder, Youth & Families


Linda O'Leary
Elder, Stewardship, Finance/schools