The Session is the governing body of a Presbyterian congregation. The Session of First Presbyterian Church of Noblesville consists of eleven members of the church elected by the congregation. The pastor is the moderator of the Session. Session members are called “Elders” (English for the Greek “presbyteros,” from which we get the word “Presbyterian”). Elders are ordained for life, but sit on the Session for three-year terms.
The Session is charged with giving leadership to the overall mission and governance of the church. It is responsible for the life and direction of the church. Our Session delegates much of its work to committees, each of which is chaired by a member of the Session and includes members from the congregation at large. The Session meets monthly on the third Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m., and holds additional special meetings if needed.
|Christian Education||Trish Moorefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Evangelism and Outreach||Jennifer Linvilleemail@example.com|
|Administration and Planning|
|Moderator||Eric R. Galefirstname.lastname@example.org||317.773.2383|
THE BOARD OF DEACONS
The primary function of the deacons, who are elected by the congregation, is to attend to the needs of the sick, distressed and friendless. They work with the minister to keep one another informed of situations needing attention. Typical activities include coordinating meals in the event of a sudden illness, visiting shut-ins and checking in with individuals through notes and phone calls. Deacons specialize in all areas of hospitality and assist with ushers.
|Kiersten Clifford, Moderateremail@example.com||317.774.8824|
|Vanessa Chinkono (Youth)|