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

Class of 2021


Susan Curry

Chair, Schools




Dan Jeffre

Chair, Youth & Family Ministries

 


Jackie Koski

Chair, Worship & Music

 


Earle Lusk

chair, Christian Education

 

Class of 2022

Polly Brown

chair, Membership & Evangelism

 


Curtis Krueger

Elder, Human Resources

 


Raymond Linville
Chair, Stewardship & Finance

 


Keith Nadig
Chair, Mission & Outreach

 

Class of 2023

 

Eleanor Cicerchi
Elder, Mission & Outreach

 

 


Steve Lang
Elder, Christian Education

 

 


Cynthia Lawrence
Elder, Stewardhip & Finance

 

 

 
Kerry McDermott
Elder, Stewardship & Finance

 

 


Roxie Swartz
Elder, Mission & Outreach