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:

Sue Chudy – Clerk of Session

Class of 2021
Libby Dalrymple – Christian Education (Adult)
Susanne Engheta – Fellowship
Virginia Holt – Membership Enrichment

Class of 2022
Peter Crawford – Worship & Music
Tom Higgins – Personnel
Jim Ryland – Worship & Music
Andy Walsh – Trustees Liaison & Administration

Class of 2023
Nancy Arico – Christian Education (Children & Youth)
Carla Chieffo – Outreach
Judy Mileto – Deacons Liaison & Nominating


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 2021
Jeanne Lynam – Flowers
Marianne McClennen – Angel Tree
Mary K DaRin – Memorial Services
Jim Tiede – President

Class of 2022
Dave Dalrymple – Military Care Packages
Kate Johnson – Angel Tree
Amy Lord – Clothing Drives
Hunter Thomson – College Care Packages

Class of 2023

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


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 2021
John Griffin
Bob Miller
John Shaw

Class of 2022
Chuck Lynam
Bruce Phillips
Jeff Starke

Class of 2023
Steve Oliver
Mike Simmons
Jeff Wagner