Elders and Deacons


Our Leaders

Presbyterian government is an ingenious system of shared power between pastors and lay people.  We elect leaders to guide our congregation, trusting them to listen for God’s voice and to work as partners with one another.

 

Elders 

The Session is an elected board of 15 Elders who serve three-year terms and are charged with maintaining the program, the spiritual life and the physical plant of this church. Each committee is chaired by an Elder and has several members from the congregation.

Click here for a current list of Elders.

Click here for a list of church committees.

 

Deacons

An elected board of our church, the Deacons show care and concern for members and friends of the church. They serve three-year terms and provide transportation to worship services and care for shut-ins, assist people in crises, maintain contact with college students and support local food drives.

Click here for a current list of Deacons.

See also Stephen Ministry.


Elders

The Session is an elected board of 15 Elders who are charged with overseeing the spiritual life, the program, and the physical plant of the church. Each committee is chaired by an elder and has several members from the congregation.

 

Our current Session is listed below.


Rev. William Carter - Moderator;   Beverly Bright - Clerk of Session
Class of 2023Class of 2024Class of 2025
Alan Baker Brad Campbell Barbara Decker
Jay Clymer JoAnn Hall Jeff McLaughlin
Tabbi Miller-Scandle Ginny O’Brien Patti McGonagle
Jan Thyren Robin Pinches Chris Norton
Karen White Barry Shepherd Briar Woodley

 

Deacons

An elected board of the church, our Deacons show care and concern for members and friends of the church. They provide transportation to worship, care for shut-ins, assist people in crises, maintain contact with college students and support local food drives.
 
Current Deacons of First Presbyterian Church of Clarks Summit
Class of 2023Class of 2024Class of 2025
Erika Adams Bill Farrell Katie Carter
Jim McLaughlin Leelah Farrell John Conklin
Debbie Miller Kate Hopkins Grace Farrell
Barbara Norton Peter Moore Jamie Strong
Diana Pope-Albright
 Tracy Smith
 

 

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