The Session is comprised of ordained Teaching Elders and Ruling Elders for the purpose of shepherding the local church. They are tasked with many things including caring for members, overseeing the ministries of the church, initiating evangelism as the primary task of the church, encouraging members to grow in their relationship with the Lord, determining the budget, and much more.
The duties of the Session are detailed in Chapter 18 in the Book of Government, which is part of the EPC Book of Order. Click here view the latest Book of Order.
There are various committees of Session as well, comprising of Fellowship, Missions, Christian Education, Worship, Building, and Grounds to name a few.
Ruling Elders currently serving:
Class of 2024 - David Cole, John Perella, Sam Smoker
Class of 2025 - Lee Brown, David Garfinkle, Alex Melson
Class of 2026 - Jacob Brown, Tim Doutrich, Adam Snyder
The Board of Deacons
The office of Deacon as set forth in Scripture is one of compassion, concern for needs, and of serving others. Therefore, the first duty of the Deacon is sympathy and service. Historically, to this office has been given the duty of being the Church’s instrument for the ministry of compassion. Such duties may include the care, maintenance, and preparation of the church and its facilities.
Deacons currently serving:
Class of 2024 - Donna Ault, Jody Melson, Matt Shaffer
Class of 2025 - Duane Groff, Ellen Parmer, Carol Marble
Class of 2026 - Michelle Doutrich, Sarah Houck, Kara Snyder