Meet Our Elders


      Elders are chosen, elected and ordained by the congregation and, as members of the session, have primary responsibility for the government of the church. Together with the pastor, they share in the leadership, governance, and discipline of the church.  Elders must be of strong faith, firm dedication, and good judgment.  They serve as examples of Christ's love  and must demonstrate  charity, compassion, tolerance and forgiveness within their daily lives. Elders represent the church in the world and are charged with strengthening and nurturing the faith and life of their congregation. Together with the pastor, they should encourage the people in the worship and service of God. Elders should bring to the attention of the pastor and the session any persons or other concerns of the church that need special attention. They assist in worship , and may be authorized by the presbytery to administer the Lord’s Supper.