Session Commissions

Session (Governing Body)

The Presbyterian Church takes its name from the New Testament Greek word for "Elder": presbuteros. It describes the way the church is governed, with oversight resting on elected bodies at the congregational, regional and national levels.

The governing group in each congregation is called the Session, a body made up of men and women known as "Elders" who have been "set apart" by election and ordination into a supervisory role. The Session meets monthly to conduct the business of the church. "Teaching Elders" are the name for installed pastors in a congregation. They are also members of the Session with equal rights to the other Elders.

Lay Elders generally serve for staggered three-year terms, with a third of the Session elected each year. Ordination is a for life designation.

(click on Commission title for information about the committee)

Buildings and Grounds Commission

  • Chair Person: Roger Liefeld ('20)
  • Members: Adrienne Shilling, Marilyn Brinster, Randy Dunn, Ken Anderson and the Volunteers dedicated to maintaining the Church and grounds.

Clerk of Session

  • Clerk: Helen Purkerson
  • Vice Clerk: Marilyn Brinster

Christian Education / A sub-committee of Worship & Nurture

Christian Nurturing

  • Chair Person: Adrienne Schilling ('19)
  • Members: Michele Rae, Linda Dunn, David Hutchinson

Finance/Stewardship Commission

  • Chair Person: Kathleen Dinwiddie ('21)
  • Members: Jill Turner, Treasurer; Carol Jones, Secretary; Linda Dunn, Finance Clerk; & Helen Purkerson

    Membership and Outreach

    • Chair Person: Wendy Wells ('21)
    • Members: Janis Knox, Sue Dakus, Linda Dunn, Becky Frazier, David Hutchinson & Kathleen Dinwiddie

      Meet our Newest Members

      Mission & Peacemaking Commission

      • Chair Person: Gina Harrington ('19)

      Personnel & Administration

      • Chair Person: Nancy Moebs ('20)

        Worship Commission (A subcommittee of Worship and Nurture Commission)

        • Chair Person: Adrienne Schilling ('19)
        • Members: Gina Harrington, Judy Gilbert, Gayle Clemmer, & Doris Perry