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Ruling Elders

"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 the 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 teaching elders, 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. When elected by the congregation, they shall serve faithfully as members of the session. When elected as commissioners to higher councils, ruling elders participate and vote with the same authority as teaching elders, and they are eligible for any office."
The Constitution of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Part II, Book of Order 2011-2013, Page 27

Class of 2014

Class of 2015

  • Babs Bailey - Elder, Membership & Evangelism
  • Louise Mylin - Elder, Stewardship/Property/Finance
  • Norm Roffey - Elder, Mission & Outreach
  • Jane Sumwalt - Elder, Schools
  • Lou Weislogel - Elder, Stewardship/Property/Finance

Class of 2016

  • Cindy Huffman - Elder, Youth & Young Adults
  • Sam Musgrave - Elder, Human Resources
  • Bailey Shields - Elder, Christian Education
  • Rich Spoenlein - Elder, Mission & Outreach
  • Dawn Winder - Elder, Worship
Sharon Brown - Elder, Membership/Evangelism

Sharon Brown

Elder, Membership/Evangelism

Susan Curry - Elder, Christian Education

Susan Curry

Elder, Christian Education

Jackie Koski - Elder, Worship

Jackie Koski

Elder, Worship

Ray Spigarelli - Elder, Stewardship/Property/Finance

Ray Spigarelli

Elder, Stewardship/Property/Finance

Gene Weitz

Elder, Youth & Young Adults

Babs Bailey - Elder, Membership & Evangelism

Babs Bailey

Elder, Membership & Evangelism

Louise Mylin - Elder, Stewardship/Property/Finance

Louise Mylin

Elder, Stewardship/Property/Finance

Norm Roffey - Elder, Mission & Outreach

Norm Roffey

Elder, Mission & Outreach

Jane Sumwalt - Elder, Schools

Jane Sumwalt

Elder, Schools

Lou Weislogel - Elder, Stewardship/Property/Finance

Lou Weislogel

Elder, Stewardship/Property/Finance

Cindy Huffman - Elder, Youth & Young Adults

Cindy Huffman

Elder, Youth & Young Adults

Sam Musgrave - Elder, Human Resources

Sam Musgrave

Elder, Human Resources

Bailey Shields - Elder, Christian Education

Bailey Shields

Elder, Christian Education

Rich Spoenlein - Elder, Mission & Outreach

Rich Spoenlein

Elder, Mission & Outreach

Dawn Winder - Elder, Worship

Dawn Winder

Elder, Worship