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The Session

Jim Kneessi  Clerk

The Session is the governing body of the church. Twelve members of the congregation serve on Session, each for a three year term – they are called Ruling Elders. The group meets once of each month and holds special meetings as needed.

The Session oversees the work of the three church commissions (Commission for Evangelism & Outreach, Commission for Member Enrichment and Commission for Administration and Operations) the Board of Deacons, and all related ministry teams. Session also adopts the annual budget as well as personnel and operating policies. Additionally, it meets with new members and the confirmation classes.

Ruling Elders

Class of 2023 Class of 2024 Class of 2025
Steve Hilditch
Tina Johnson
Jim Kneessi
Margo Washburn
Curt Gray
Jenny Coulter
Fred Shaffer
Debbie Ryan
Stephen Coy
Jennifer Keplinger
Steve Ryan

Board of Deacons

Tschera Connell  President

The Board of Deacons consists of fifteen members serving three year terms, each assigned a neighborhood network. They meet on the 2nd Tuesday of each month. The work of a deacon is intended to be an extension of the pastors’ work. Deacons promote personal contact among church members by means of neighborhood networks. These are groups of members from the same geographical area assigned to a deacon who will keep in touch with them. Deacons try to share in members’ joys, sorrows, and any needs that arise which can benefit from some church outreach.

Ways Deacons Serve:

  • Deacon Outreach – calls, cards, home and hospital visits
  • Communion preparation
  • Homebound Members
    • distributing Communion
    • visiting to deliver Easter and Christmas flowers
  • Casserole Ministry
  • Support church-wide projects
  • Hosting receptions