the session

A careful reading of the book of Acts, Titus, 1st Timothy, and 1st Peter shows us that the congregations of earliest Christianity were overseen by elders (Acts 14:23, 20; 17ff; Titus 1:5; 1st Timothy 3:1-7; 1st Peter 5:1-5). Elders are also referred to as "overseers" because they have the responsibility of overseeing the general life of the congregation, and are also referred to as "shepherds of the flock."


A Presbyterian Session consists of Ruling Elders (elected by the congregation, who serve in three-year terms) and the Teaching Elders

(the Pastor and Associate Pastors) of a congregation. The Session is the governing body of the congregation and is responsible for most of the major decisions affecting the direction of the congregation, including the areas of

Christian Education, Missions, Personnel, and the Budget/Finance.


Pastor John Mabray and Associate Pastor Jonathan Wagner

The Session Class of 2020: Tony Anderson, Jack McDaniel, Dave Raymond

The Session Class of 2021: Don Givler, Wayne Smith

The Session Class of 2022: Frank Hoffmann, Clyde White

the diaconate

The office of Deacon most likely has its origin in the appointing of the seven godly men (Acts 6), who had the responsibility for the serving of tables in the Jerusalem church. Our deacons likewise providing practical, "hands-on" service in the life of our congregation. Congregational Care (caring for church members in times of particular need); Fellowship & Hospitality events; supporting the Worship services through the Ushering Team and Flower Guild; Building & Grounds Maintenance; Local Missions.


The Diaconate Class of 2020: Jess Barr, Anne Lockhart, Sarah Raymond, Mike McInnis

The Diaconate Class of 2021: Dan Gibson, Richard Long, Terri Trichel, Pat White

The Diaconate Class of 2022: Henry Cole, Billy Haddad, Mary Ann Hales, Ken Taylor