Elders - Leadership and Service
New Officers - Elders and Deacons - trained and ready to serve!
This picture is from the recent Session and Deacon Meeting when the new classes were examined and welcomed after their training.
The Session of the Church is the group of elected leaders, called Elders, who serve as chairpersons of the different Councils that help to keep the Church working together. This group meets monthly and is moderated by the Pastor. Session members are elected for a three year term.
Here is what our Book of Church Order says about who elders should be:
Elders should be persons of faith, dedication, and good judgment. Their manner of life should be a demonstration of the Christian gospel, both within the church and in the world. It is the duty of elders, individually and jointly, to strengthen and nurture the faith and life of the congregation. Together with the pastor, they should encourage the people in the worship and service of God, equip and renew them for their tasks with the church and for their mission in the world. Book of Order G-6.0303 and 4.
Class of 2015
Marjorie Clark, Jeff Gallagher, Richard Gibbons, Anne Grier, Allison Mays, Lucretia McCulley, Christiane Rimbault, and Jeff Wells
Class of 2014
Helen Adams, Sharon Blount, Ben Dendy, Greg Dickie, Tom Edmonds, Kay Herrell, Sheri Highfill, and Sue Munro
Class of 2013
Julia Allred, Bryan Carr, Elsa Falls, John Moeser, Cheryl Moore, Larry Palmer, Cherry Peters, and Bryan Tims
Session Leadership Assignments:
Worship: Greg Dickie, Marjorie Clark, Chris Rimbault
Christian Education: Julia Allred, Helen Adams, Sue Munro, Allison Mays, and Sharon Blount
Administration: Sheri Highfill and Jeff Wells
Budget & Finance: Cherry Peters, Tom Edmonds, Allison Mays
Property: Dick Gibbons and Cheryl Moore
Mission: Elsa Falls, John Moeser, Tom Edmonds, and Kay Harrell
Stewardship: Jeff Gallagher, Larry Palmer, Ben Dendy
Membership: Frances Johns, Bryan Tims, and Lucretia McCulley
Personnel: Anne Grier, Bryan Carr, and Cherry Peters