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In the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A), local churches are governed by a group of lay individuals called and ordained as Ruler Elders and known as the Session. The Session is responsible for governing the congregation and guiding its witness to the sovereign activity of God in the world so that the congregation is and becomes a community of faith, hope, love and witness. In seeking to help the congregation be and become this community, the Session has an important role as it engages in prayerful discernment and attends to how God's Spirit may be at work in the congregation and in the broader community. Along these lines, it is recognized that the ruling elders are provided with particular gifts to share in discernment of God's Spirit and governance of God's people and that together with Teaching Elders, exercise leadership, government, spiritual discernment and discipline and have responsibilities for the life a congregation as well as the whole church.
The ministry of Deacon, as set forth in Scripture, is one of compassion, witness, and service, sharing in the redeeming love of Jesus Christ for the poor, the hungry, the sick, the lost, the friendless, the oppressed, those burdened by unjust policies or structures, or anyone in distress. Persons of spiritual character, honest repute, exemplary lives, brotherly and sisterly love, sincere compassion, and sound judgment should be chosen for this ministry.
Ruling Elders (Session)
Julie (Bowman) Sturm
Dan Cravy - Pastor
Courtney Arntzen - Associate Pastor
Grace French - Youth Director
Jo Ruby - CYFM Coordinator
Janet Malone - Parish Associate
Bob Schurr - Parish Associate
Tomi Kent - Bell Choir Director
Becky Kress - Church Business Manager
Gary Jones - Facilities Steward
Angela Gerych - Church Secretary
Dan Comstock - Choir Director