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

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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 – Personnel
Wanda Odom – Membership Enrichment

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Ginger Black – Christian Education (Adult)
Lynne Hay – Worship & Music
Jim Little – Worship & Music
Jim Tiede – Trustees Liaison & Administration


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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Lisa Archbold – Food Drives
Sarah Marvin – Meal Ministry
Carol Netter – Card Ministry

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Joe Arico – Homebound Outreach
Lisa Estabrook – Flowers
Jim Netter – Caregiving Ministry
Lee Walsh – President

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Sam Hillier – College Care Packages, Nominations
Ellie Lund – Angle Tree, Prison Ministry
Ann Roberts – Clothing Drive


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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Steve Oliver – Administration
Jeff Wagner – President

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Patrick Bullock – Secretary
John Lieberman – Buildings
Dan Lortz – Grounds

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Laurie Cato – Personnel/Nominating
Troy Fisher – IT
Pam Schafer – Insurance