DEFINITION OF RULING ELDER FROM THE BOOK OF ORDER (G-2.0301)

“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 (Matthew 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 teaching elders, 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.”


                                                                 

 Administration/Finance                                                           

Heidi Garcia and Bill Holbert

Building and Grounds

Jerry Adams and John Williams

Family Ministries

Kelly Palframan and Julie Earles

Mission and Outreach

Tom Moher and Barbara Hanson

Personnel

Heidi Garcia and Julie Earles

Stewardship

Bill Holbert amd Barbara Hanson

Worship and Music

John Williams and Bill Holbert

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Class of 2020

 Edward Anim-Addo, Heidi Garcia, William Holbert,  and John Williams

Class  of 2021

 Jerry Adams, Tom Moher

Class of 2022 

Julie Earles, Barbara Hanson, and Kelly Palframan

Clerk of Session 

Pat Aslanis