The leadership of St. John’s is divided among three boards: the Session, Deacons, and Trustees.


The Session is the governing body of the church, composed of elders (spiritual leaders) who are elected to serve for a 3-year term. They provide for the life and ministry of the church, particularly in the areas of Christian Life, Worship & Music, Administration, Christian Outreach, Membership Development, and Christian Education. The Session meets on the second Monday of every month.

Our current Elders on Session are:

Class of 2018
John Adams (Nominating Committee)
Sam Hillier (Clerk of Session)
Jim Netter (Membership Enrichment)
Nancy Phillips (Christian Fellowship)

Class of 2019
Pat Churchill (Worship & Music)
Jeff Ealer (Christian Education)
Jeff Estabrook (Worship & Music)
Barbara McConnell (Administration, Personnel)

Class of 2020
Laurie Cato (Christian Education)
Christine Markle (Christian Outreach)


Deacons are often referred to as “the caring arm of the church.” The purpose of the Board of Deacons is “to lead the congregation in the exercise of ministries of sympathy, witness, and service, after the example of Jesus Christ.” The Deacons provide flowers for weekly worship and then deliver the flowers to those who are hospitalized, shut-in, or just in need of a pick-me-up. They also organize food and clothing drives, transportation for those in need of assistance, care packages for college students and military personnel, and meals for those in need.

Our current Deacons are:

Class of 2018
Chrissy Bouvier
Sue Chudy (President)
Pat Marshall (Vice President)
Mimi Wright

Class of 2019
Kim Collett
Seth Duncan
Kristi Thomson
Andrea Zomber (Secretary/Treasurer)

Class of 2020
Patrick Bullock
Mary K Darin
Mary Dilloway
Stella Urbina


The Trustees are responsible for the property and finance of the church. The Session delegates to them tasks related to Investments, Church Properties, Personnel, Insurance, Administration, and the annual Stewardship Campaign.

Our current Trustees are:

Class of 2018
John Lee (Investment Committee)
Bob Miller (President, Stewardship, Renovation Committee)
Liz Ward (Vice President, Church and Carriage House, Nominating Committee)

Class of 2019
John Lieberman (Renovation Committee)
Jim Little (Manse, Stewardship)
Jeff Starke (IT)

Class of 2020
Skip McClennen (Secretary)
John McClintick (Church and Carriage House)
Rich Scott (Insurance, Personnel and Administration)