Session (Elders)

Session is the governing body of a Presbyterian church. Its responsibilities include all aspects of:

  • worship, including the sacraments of Baptism and the Lord's Supper;
  • education, including church school and special training;
  • mission, including local and international evangelism; fellowship and nurture of the spiritual life within the congregation;
  • church administration, including buildings, finances and stewardship.

These responsibilities are normally carried out through committees assigned to the various needs and tasks.

Session Members

Class of 2019

  • Larry Burkhardt
  • Andy Cleeton
  • John Howland
  • Cynthia Quetsch
  • Gene Reed
  • Dave Turner

Class of 2020

  • Judi Busby
  • Jan Haviland
  • Dan McPherson
  • Bob Rogers
  • John Smallwood
  • Shelley Swoyer

Class of 2021

  • Steve Brennaman
  • Ruthie Caplinger
  • Dave Epema
  • Susie Perkins
  • Vicki Schildmeyer
  • Nathan Weinert

Committee Assignment for 2019

  • Worship (and Music): Jan Haviland, Shelley Swoyer, & Dan McPherson
  • Missions: Kyle Kittrell*, & Gene Reed
  • Church Growth and Evangelism (incl. Communication): Ruthie Caplinger, Andy Cleeton, & Bob Rogers
  • Fellowship (Parish Life & Family Life): Susie Perkins, Vicki Schildmeyer, & Dave Epema
  • Christian Education (incl. Children’s Weekday Ministry): Judi Busby & Dave Turner
  • Youth Ministry: John Smallwood, Shelley Swoyer, & Dave Epema
  • Personnel and Administration: Cynthia Quetsch & Nathan Weinert
  • Stewardship (Budget and Finance): Steve Brennaman, Dave Turner, Jan Haviland
  • Facilities (incl. Technology): John Howland & Larry Burkhardt
  • Congregational Nominating Committee: Ruthie Caplinger & Susie Perkins
  • Clerk of the Session: Cynthia Quetsch
  • Serving on the Pastor Nominating Committee: Gene Reed
  • Treasurer: Karen Laves

*non-Session Elder providing leadership on this Committee