The congregation is invited to make recommendations of church members to serve a 3-year term on the Session or the Board of Deacons beginning in June 2018.
Board of Deacons candidates, think of members who have gifts for congregational care and passion for community outreach. Alongside the pastors, deacons are spiritual leaders who provide spiritual care and other help to the people of our congregation. They also organize and carry out mission work in the community and beyond. They welcome and greet visitors, assist in worship and help to assimilate new members in the church. Deacons also organize fellowship activities in the congregation.
Session candidates, think of members who are committed disciples of Jesus Christ who possess the wisdom and discernment to follow the lead of the Holy Spirit. Elders on the Session oversee all work of the church, including administrative, budgetary and personnel matters; building and grounds maintenance; worship, music and sacraments; Christian education programs; stewardship and giving; and many other issues related to our mission and ministries. Working hand and hand with the "teaching elders" (i.e., ministers of word and sacrament), ruling elders make decisions that seek to follow the will of God in all these matters. In accordance with the Book of Order, the Session also has oversight over the work of the Board of Deacons.
The Congregational Nominating Committee will meet on February 22nd to consider names for nominees for the Classes of 2021. Please email your suggestions to
by Wednesday, February 21st.
Class of 2018 - Connie Bixler, Merl Hamilton, Gerry Knorr, Kimberly Leatherman, Harris Morrison, Kim Stamey, Beth Younce
Class of 2019 - Hillman Brown, Harold Cline, Mary Beth Eubanks, Ashley Fischer, Timbs Fulghum, Thomas Moore, Amy Woolwine
Class of 2020 - Nicki Bryant, Chip Clark, Matt Dugan, Davilla Gilbert, Janna Mitchell, Jerry Otteni, Valerie Thomas
Class of 2018- Britt Alley, Brad Barnett, Kevin Garrison, Julie Holland, Emily Lippard, Holt Morrison, Carrie Myers
Class of 2019 - Gina Goff, Caroline Hedgecock, Margaret Irvin, Betsy Liles, Judy Mongold, William Niblock, Pat Wannamaker
Class of 2020 - John Bishop, Pat Chaffin, Arabella Malone-Trahey, Todd Phillips, Jane Spainhour, Kay Wall, Nathan Woolwine