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2017 Session Members: Martin Furman, Paul Harbison, Jay McCaslin, Towner Scheffler, and Jeff Wigton
 
The Session is moderated by Pastor Dan Ledford.
Clerk of Session is Jay McCaslin.
The stated Session meeting is the Second Monday of each month at 7 PM.
 
 
2017 Board of Deacons: George Brothers, Matt Harbison, Mark Hoffer, Dick King, Art McCormick, and Scott Richardson
 
The Chairman of the Board of Deacons is Art McCormick.
The Board of Deacons meets monthly on the second Tuesday at 7 PM.
 
 

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About Our Church Government
 
THE SESSION
The Session (Board of Elders) is the ruling body of our Church.  It consists of both the Ruling Elders and the Teaching Elders (ministers of Word and Sacrament).  The responsibility of the Session is the spiritual oversight, or shepherding of our congregation.  It is ultimately responsible for all the ministries of our Church, and helps to ensure that each of them is faithfully being carried out in a God-honoring way.  In addition to the shepherding and teaching responsibility shared by every Elder, each member of the Session is asked to provide leadership in WPCA’s ministries – Worship, Outreach, Nurture, Discipleship, Education, and Resources.  Although elected to the office for life, Ruling Elders are nominated to serve for a three year term on the Session. No ruling elder may serve for more than six consecutive years on the session without an intervening Sabbatical year. In order to provide continuity on the session from term to term, ruling elders serving on the session are staggered into three classes based off of the year they were elected to the session (officers elected in 2016 will be the class of 2019; officers elected in 2017 will be the class of 2020, etc.). Officer elections are held annually, with every candidate receiving at least 50% of the vote elected to the session. 
 
THE DIACONATE

The Diaconate (Board of Deacons) is responsible for the administration of mercy, helps and service; mobilizing our congregation in these ways; and the stewardship of the church’s property and resources.  The office of Deacon is one of sympathy and service, after the example of our Lord Jesus Christ.  Deacons encourage our members to fulfill their biblical duty — to minister to the needy, to the sick, to the friendless, and to those in distress.  In addition to the mercy and mobilizing responsibility shared by every Deacon, each member of the Diaconate is asked to provide leadership in either:  worship support, member care, building and grounds, or stewardship.  The Diaconate is under the guidance of the Session. Although elected to the office for life, Deacons are nominated to serve for a three year term on the Diaconate. No deacon may serve for more than six consecutive years on the Diaconate without an intervening Sabbatical year. In order to provide continuity on the Diaconate from term to term, deacons serving on the board are staggered into three classes based off of the year they were elected to the Diaconate (officers elected in 2016 will be the class of 2019; officers elected in 2017 will be the class of 2020, etc.). Officer elections are held annually, with every candidate receiving at least 50% of the vote elected to the Diaconate.