Ruling elders and deacons are men and women elected by the congregation from among its members. First Presbyterian Church currently has 15 Elders and 15 Deacons.
SESSION- Elders & Pastors
Ruling Elders exercise leadership, government, spiritual discernment and discipline and have responsibilities for the life of the congregation as well as the whole church. Elders lead the various church committees. Elected by the congregation, they shall serve faithfully as members of the Session. The Session meets at 7:00 p.m. on the 3rd Monday of the month.
BOARD OF DEACONS
The ministry of Deacon is one of compassion, witness, and service, sharing in redeeming love of Jesus Christ for the poor, the hungry, the sick, the lost, the friendless, the oppressed, those burdened by unjust policies or structure, or anyone in distress. The Board of Deacons meets at noon on the first Sunday of the month (immediately after the 11 a.m. worship service).