Leadership Board – The Session

The Session is responsible for spiritual leadership as well as the governance of the congregation, as it guides the congregation’s witness of the sovereign activity of God in the world.

2019 Session Members and Structure

  • Moderator – Rev. Cheryl Raine
  • Commissioned Lay Pastor – Hart Tan
  • Christian Education – Moderator Al Polchow, Lori Uber Zak
    • Responsible for providing educational opportunities for all ages.
  • Outreach – Moderator Jim Appleton, Monica Frederick, Ann Platz
    • Responsible for equipping congregational members to fulfill the way of Christ by actively engaging in mission endeavors locally and globally.
  • Personnel – Moderator Sue Teele, Marcia Fagan
    • Responsible for creating a work environment through polices and procedures where all church employees can thrive.
      • We welcome Dr. Joseph Modica as our New Director of Music on October 1, 2019.  The choir will lead in worship for the first time this season on October 13th. 
      • We are in the process of also hiring a Church Musician – application deadline is September 13, 2019.
  • Property and Finance – Moderator Shirley Harry, Dick Jones
    • Responsible for the maintenance and repair of all property and for sound legal and fiscal management of the church’s God-given resources.
      • Vine Street Park – An exciting development of our vacant lot is underway. Watch as dirt is transformed into a park for the church and the community. Be a part of the excitement as we have a goal to raise $150,000 and to date, we have raised $95,000!
      • Sanctuary Envisioning – A team is working with Sanders Architects to reimagine the chancel area of our sanctuary to welcome the arts more fully into the use of our sanctuary for worship and community events.  Pray for the creative work that will be done in the next few months!
      • Sanctuary HVAC Upgrades – The extensive project upgrading our 50-year-old system is 75% complete. The sanctuary will have a more efficient and reliable heating and air conditioning thanks to ThermaCool
  • Worship – Moderator Luann Bangsund, Moses Bakhsh, Harry Muaya   
    • Responsible for creating meaningful worship experiences in collaboration with the Pastor and Director of Music for the full diversity of our congregation.