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:

Rev. Dr. Patrick Marshall – Moderator
Sue Chudy – Clerk of Session

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Ginger Black, Faith Formation (Adults)
Lynne Hay, Faith Formation (Youth)
Jim Little, Worship and Music
Jim Tiede, Administration

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Lauren Feldman, Christian Fellowship
Kate Johnson, Christian Outreach
Alberto Urbina, Worship and Music

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Dave Dalrymple, Deacons Liaison
Doris Humphrey, Personnel
Barbara McConnell, Membership Enrichment


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:

Rev. Ridgley Joyner

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Sam Hillier – Meals, Nominating Committee
Ellie Lund – Angle Tree, Prison Ministry
Ann Roberts – Clothing Drive

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Chrissy Bouvier, Communications
Betsy Friend, Food Drives
John McClintick, Congregational Care

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Rowan Bellew, College Care Packages
Jeanne Lynam, Flowers
Nancy Wolfe, 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:

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Laurie Cato, Personnel
Troy Fisher, IT
Pam Schafer, Insurance

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Peter Crawford, Investments
Rich Loomis, Administration

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Barbara Beucler, Secretary
John Lieberman – President
Skip McClennen, Grounds