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Elders/Session

                                                                    

                                                                                                             Session/Ruling Elders Members

 

DEFINITION OF RULING ELDER FROM THE BOOK OF ORDER (G-2.0301)

“As there were in Old Testament times elders for the government of the people, so the New Testament church provided persons with particular gifts to share in discernment of God’s Spirit and governance of God’s people. Accordingly, congregations should elect persons of wisdom and maturity of faith, having demonstrated skills in leadership and being compassionate in spirit. Ruling elders are so named not because they “lord it over” the congregation (Matt. 20:25), but because they are chosen by the congregation to discern and measure its fidelity to the Word of God, and to strengthen and nurture its faith and life. Ruling elders, together with ministers of word and sacrament, exercise leadership, government, spiritual discernment, and discipline and have responsibilities for the life of a congregation as well as the whole church, including ecumenical relationships.” 

 

First Presbyterian Session/Ruling Elders:

 

                                                              2021                                                  2022                                                  2023

                                                    David Oates (2)                                             Nancy Matis (2)                                             Emily Wigger (2)

                                              Rik Stabell (2)                                               Victoria Hiatt (2)                                            Tom Fields (2)

                                              Susie Delano (1)                                           Carrie Schildroth (2)                                      Gene Frizzo (1)

                                                             Filling in a one year vacancy    

 

                                                    Moderator of Session: Interim Pastor Reverend Janet Riley

                                                       Clerk of Session:     Ruth Wimp

                                

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