Ruling Elders

Ruling elders are nominated and elected by the congregation and act as their representatives.  They serve for three-year terms and may serve a second term after which they may not be nominated for one year.  They are members of the session.

As there were in Old Testament times elders for the government of the people, so the New Testament church provided person with particular gifts to share in discernment of God’s Spirit and governance of God’s people.”
from The Book of Order

Ruling elders must not be power hungry, petty, or vindictive but must be spiritually wise, committed primarily to following Jesus Christ as his servants, and of high moral character.  Ruling elders must be men and women who are not only committed to Presbyterian principles of government; they must also be those who are constantly open to change and the fresh breezes of the Holy Spirit which give the church vitality and new opportunities to do God’s work.

Class of 2018 Class of 2019 Class of 2020
Frank Coffey Kathie Carmines Lori Heenan
Ted Foor Donna Fleetwood Patti Hinkson
Cindy Gorski Jim Honafius Margaret Mielke
Mike Kostelac Mike Martin Kevin Moyer
Jaci Scott Nickie Shaddock Lanny Nesbit
Lorrie Weber Deb Williams Missy Rulapaugh
Tim Wonder Wayne Yost Phil Van Zile


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