Session

2016 Session Members: Front row (l-r): Diana Jacobsen, Lesleigh Wiese, Linda Nissen and Nancy Younie. Back row (l-r): Pastor Tim Harmon, Luke Harmon, Denise Lev, Andrew Clark and Steve Eggers. (Not pictured: Mark Byers)The session is the council of our congregation. It is composed of those elected to active service as ruling elders and all installed teaching elders. The pastor is the moderator of the Session and the Clerk of Session is the Secretary of the session. We are, however, more than a Board of Directors. We are charged with governing the congregation and guiding its witness to the sovereign activity of God so that our congregation becomes a community of faith, hope, love, and witness. We ensure that the Word of God is rightly proclaimed, that the sacraments are rightly administered and received, and that the covenant community is nurtured as disciples of Christ. (G-3.0201)

Ruling Elders, together with teaching elders, exercise leadership, government, spiritual discernment and discipline and have responsibilities for the life of a congregation (G-2.0301)

Ruling Elders are Ministers of Discernment and Governance

Teaching Elders are Ministers of Word and Sacrament

Session Members

  • Rev. Tim Harmon, Moderator
  • Mark Byers, Elder through 2017
  • Diana Jacobsen, Elder through 2017
  • Lesleigh Wiese, Clerk and  Elder through 2017
  • Nancy Younie, Elder through 2018
  • Jean Delaney, Elder through 2018
  • Linda Nissen, Elder through 2018
  • Ken Byers, Elder through 2019
  • Dennis Stoltenberg, Elder through 2019
  • Jeannie Hawn, Treasurer and Elder through 2019

I urge the elders, tend the flock of God among you as the shepherds. Watch over it. Don't shepherd because you must but do it voluntarily and with love. Don't shepherd by lording it over them, but be examples to the flock. And when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive a crown.

- I Peter 5: 1b-4

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