Church Officers

Elders

Elders serve three year terms and liaise with specific areas of ministry. They are listed below by ministry area with the year their term expires. Contact information for individuals is available from the church office.

  • Building & Grounds - Len Clark (2024), Jim Bowdish (2026)
  • Community Partnerships - Ellen Govert (2024), Mitzi Rackley (2025)
  • Faith Formation - John Page (2024), Lisa Ward (2026)
  • Health & Wholeness - Audrey Sausmann (2025)
  • Christian Fellowship - Valerie Cullen (2025)
  • Budget & Finance - Boyce Oglesby (2024), Ken Wease (2025), Angela Rose (2026)
  • Music & Worship - Matthew Simmons (2025)
  • Operations/Personnel - Belinda Weinbrecht (2026)
  • Operations/Nominating - Len Clark (2024)
  • Operations/Generosity - Sandy Ogle (2024), Hal Drumheller (2026)
  • Operations/Communications - Lisa Ward (2026)
  • Operations/Technology - Matthew Simmons (2025)
  • Clerk of Session - Boyce Oglesby (2024

DEACONS

Deacons serve two year terms and oversee the care of our congregation. They are listed below with the year their term expires. Contact information for individuals is available from the church office.

  • Donna Adkins (2025)
  • Summer Bohm (2024)
  • Melinda Crouse (2024)
  • Naureen Hobbs (2025)
  • Duncan Hutchinson (2025)
  • Linda Oglesby (2024)
  • Conniesue Oldham (2024)
  • Nancy Smith (2024)
  • Kevin Steidinger (2025)
  • Mary Walker (2025)

Presbyterian Book of Order Definitions

G-2.03 RULING ELDERS: THE MINISTRY OF DISCERNMENT AND GOVERNANCE
G-2.0301 Ruling Elder Defined
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 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 ministers of the Word and Sacrament, 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 ministers of the Word and Sacrament, and they are eligible for any office.
G-2.02 DEACONS: THE MINISTRY OF COMPASSION AND SERVICE
G-2.0201 Deacon Defined

The ministry of deacon as set forth in Scripture is one of compassion, witness, and service, sharing in the redeeming love of Jesus Christ for the poor, the hungry, the sick, the lost, the friendless, the oppressed, those burdened by unjust policies or structures, or anyone in distress. Persons of spiritual character, honest repute, exemplary lives, brotherly and sisterly love, sincere compassion, and sound judgment should be chosen for this ministry.