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The Session

The Session is charged with spiritual oversight of the life of the congregation. The membership of the Session consists of ordained and installed Ruling Elders and Teaching Elders (Pastors), all elected by the congregation. In addition to possessing the necessary gifts and abilities for leading the congregation, those who undertake the ministry of Ruling Elder should be persons of strong faith, dedicated discipleship, and love of Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. Their manner of life should be a demonstration of the Christian gospel in the church and in the world.

The Session carries out its work primarily through its Standing Committees as well as through task forces, commissions, and other committees. Terms of service for members of the Session begin with ordination and/or installation, traditionally in January.


In their service on the Session, on Standing Committees, task
forces, commissions, and other committees, members of the Session
play a dual role:

As members of the Session, they are responsible for the spiritual oversight of the congregation and for oversight of all the programs
and ministries of St. Philip. In the fulfillment of this role, they are expected to be concerned with whether St. Philip’s programs and ministries are faithful and effective expressions of St. Philip’s mission
as a congregation of Christ’s Church. They act as the policy-making
body of the congregation.

As members of Standing Committees and other working groups,
they are responsible for working with others in planning, implementing,
and evaluating particular programs and ministries of St. Philip and for communicating to the entire Session all information necessary for the Session to exercise its role of spiritual stewardship. The Session as
a body is responsible for communicating to the congregation.

Members of the Session

Class of 2017
Ginny Camfield
David Castle
Emily Estill
Omi Ford
Ada Fuller
William Howard
Larraine Lyter-Reed


John Lemen, Clerk

Class of 2018
Jessie Fair
Kathryn Crary
Roderick James
Cletus Johnson
Jane Lee
Rhonda Sands
Mark Taylor

Class of 2019
Kate Dickinson
Janet Hess
William Rowe
Chuck Seidel
Sandra Truxillo
Anne Wilson
Nancy Young

 

The Diaconate


Beth Atkinson
Jane Cooper
David Fox




 

Trustees


Sara Jean Jackson

 

Committees



Communications

David Castle | Chair [contact David]
William Rowe


Education

Omi Ford | Chair [contact Omi]
Cletus Johnson


Fellowship
Jessie Fair | Chair [contact Jessie]
Nancy Beck Young


Finance

William Howard | Chair [contact William]


Stewardship
Rhonda Sands | Chair [contact Rhonda]
Kate Dickinson



Welcoming & Membership

Ada Fuller | Chair [contact Ada]
Kate Crary


Worship & Music
Larraine Lyter-Reed | Chair [contact Larraine]
Roderick James
William Howard


Congregational Nominating Committee (CNC)

Rhonda Sands | Chair [contact Rhonda]
Anne Wilson

 
   

St. Philip is a member of the Presbyterian Church - USA
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