Elders for 2019



From Left to Right
Front Row
Lynn Barnett
LeAnne Kankel
Pastor Bob Kelley
Allen Jones
Back Row
John Harbison
Adrian Ricards
Karen Extrum
Garth Butz
Ken Mutter



Elders for 2019
Susan Baker*
Lynn Barnett
Garth Butz
Karen Extrum
John Harbison
Allen Jones
LeAnn Kankel
Ken Mutter
Adrian Ricards
Neil Tye*

*Missing from photo.

Ruling Elders: The Ministry of Discernment and Governance

In Old Testament times elders governed the people, so the New Testament church
provided persons with particular gifts to share in discernment of God's Spirit and
governance of God's people. Accordingly, congregations should elect persons of wisdom and maturity of faith who have demonstrated skills in leadership and who are compassionate in spirit. 

Ruling elders, together with teaching elders, exercise leadership, government, spiritual discernment, and responsibility for the life of our congregation as well as the entire church.  When elected by our congregation, they will serve faithfully as members of session.



Church Committee Listing for the Elders

Susan Baker, Spiritual Formation: Leads the charge on Adult Bible Study, Small groups and Conferences.
Lynn Barnett, Fellowship Committee: A newly Formed Committee in hopes of having more Church Fellowship.
Garth Butz, Clerk of Session
Karen Extrum:
      • Outreach Committee: Arranges ways our church can assist in the needs of our community.
      • Mission Committee: Directs the support of our church to organizations/ individuals in our Nation and abroad
John Harbison, Christian Nurture Committee
: Oversees the youth Sunday school and other youth Christian education programs.
Allen Jones, Building and Grounds Committee: Arranges the use of the church, maintains the church building and gives guidance for the renovation.
LeAnne Kankel, Personnel Committee: Oversees paid staff, yearly reviews, conflicts and job descriptions
Ken Mutter:
      • Finance Committee:
Manages the churches accounts, schedules audit, handles investments
      • Visioning Committee: Gathers future ideas for the church while calculating the feasibility.
Adrian RIcards:
     • Worship Committee: Plans for the personnel, content and accoutrements for the worship services.
     • Nominating Committee: Seeks out eligible nominees for our future Deacon, and Elder positions.
Neil Ty, Stewardship Committee: Helps with the fostering of giving in our church.