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 2024


Dennis Rasmussen
Chair, Worship


Ann briggs
Chair, Youth & Families


Class of 2025


June Arnold


Jim Ferguson
Human Resources


Dan Gipson

Elder, Youth & Families


Linda O'Leary
Chair, Stewardship, Finance/schools



Class of 2026


Rachelle Cox
Chair, Christian Education


Tim BEaver
Elder, Stewardship, Finance/schools


Jill Loomis
Chair, mission & outreach


Dee  Rivers
Chair, membership & Evangelism