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 2017 Class of 2018 Class of 2019
Bev Coleman Frank Coffey Kathie Carmines
Jeremy Fry Ted Foor Donna Fleetwood
Lori Heenan Cindy Gorski Jim Honafius
Ken Kleinert Mike Kostelac Mike Martin
Margaret Mielke Jaci Scott Nickie Shaddock
Kevin Moyer Lorrie Weber Deb Williams
Missy Rulapaugh Tim Wonder Wayne Yost


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