Our Pastors

Our Leadership

The name ‘Presbyterian’ refers to the way that we are governed. The word comes from the Greek word for “elder.” Presbyterians are governed by elders, of which there are two types: Ruling Elders and Teaching Elders. Ruling Elders are elected by the congregation to govern the church. Teaching Elders are also known as Ministers of the Word and Sacrament. The elders, both ruling elders and teaching elders, make up a congregation’s governing body, called the Session.

Deacons are also elected by the congregation and are in charge of providing care to the congregation.

Elders and deacons are elected for two year terms, with half being elected every year.

Elected Officers for 2020-2021


Adult Discipleship – Sharon Driskell | Email

Building & Grounds – Tom Dugger | Email

Care & Nurture – Shirlee Peterson | Email

Clerk – Joy Dehls-Chapin | Email

Children’s Ministry – Debbie Brown | Email

Fellowship – Lori Black & Libby Reeves | Email

Generosity – Mike Havrilla | Email

Inviting, Welcoming, Involving – Jean Brooks & Billy Ganem | Email

Mission – Betty Riggle | Email

Staff – Martha Roberts | Email

Worship – Jo Ann Long & Katie Stith | Email

Youth & Family Ministry – Malinda Haney | Email

Youth Elder – Madison | Email


Shirlee Peterson, Moderator

Tina Arroyo

Sharlene Atkinson

Raymond Bokor

Lynn Britcher

Eric Bursley

Ruby Dehls

Linda Lorenzen

Maury Morrison

Loretta Rinker

Maribel Robinson

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