Dawn Lyons

Bette Biggar

Gail Hutchinson*

Updated February 15, 2018


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 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.”

* Clerk of Session

Malinda Buchanan

John Duncan

Installation of Elders January 21, 2018 & February 11,2018

John Duncan, Malinda Buchanan, Pastor Andy, Dawn Lyons, and Gail Hutchinson

and Bette Biggar 

OUR ELDERS