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

Session

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:

Sue Chudy – Clerk of Session

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Peter Crawford – Worship & Music
Tom Higgins – Personnel
Jim Ryland – Worship & Music
Andy Walsh – Trustees Liaison & Administration

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Nancy Arico – Christian Education (Children & Youth)
Carla Chieffo – Outreach
Judy Mileto – Deacons Liaison & Nominating

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Susanne Engheta – Christian Fellowship
Gavin Kerr – Christian Education (Adult)
Wanda Odom – Membership Enrichment

Deacons

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:

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Dave Dalrymple – Military Care Packages
Kate Johnson – President
Amy Lord – Clothing Drives
Hunter Thomson – College Care Packages

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Lisa Archbold – Food Collection
Sarah Marvin – Meals
Carol Netter – Memorial Services

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Joe Arico – Prison Fellowship
Lisa Estabrook – Communications
Jim Netter – Memorial Services
Lee Walsh – Angel Tree

Trustees

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:

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Chuck Lynam
Bruce Phillips

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Steve Oliver
Mike Simmons
Jeff Wagner

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Patrick Bullock
John Lieberman
Dan Lortz

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