"Choose from your tribes wise, understanding, and experienced men, and I will appoint them as your heads."
The elders, the team of people we call the "Session," are the spiritual leaders of the church who, along with our pastor, are charged with the responsibility of guiding us in our witness to Jesus Christ so that we increasingly become a community of faith, hope and love. Our elders are elected by members of our church to faithfully serve in this capacity for a three year term (two consecutive terms max). Our current Elders are: Gary Burley, Nancy Caldwell, Cary Cooper, Donna Giger, Ben Price, Doug Jacobson, James Schiller, Corie Sievers and Bill Yager.
The deacons serve together in ministries of compassion, witness and service to especially those on the margins (the poor, the hungry, the sick, the lost, the friendless, the oppressed, those burdened by unjust policies or structures, or anyone in distress). Our deacons are elected by members of our church to faithfully serve in this capacity for a three year term (two consecutive terms max). Click here to read about our Deacons' ministry. Our current Deacons are: Tori Bishop, Debbie Brewer, Raleigh Conner, Carol Cooper, Linda Goodhue, Claudia Kleinbrook, Tammy Sankey, Tina Turcott and Carol Vickerman.