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As a Presbyterian Church our church is elder led. The word “Presbyterian” comes from the Greek word for “presbyter” meaning “elder”. 
 
The elders (usually 9 elders), along with the pastor, make up our Session which serves as the authoritative (i.e. decision-making) body of the church.
 
In order to become an elder, we have a nominating committee that meets and prays about who in our church demonstrates godly character and an ability to lead.
 
If you are nominated by the nominating committee, you will then be contacted and you will have the opportunity to say ‘yes’ or ‘no’ to the invitation to be nominated to become an elder. If you say ‘yes’, then at the January congregational meeting there is a vote to affirm your nomination to become an elder for a three year term. 
 
The same process is followed to become a deacon. The primary role of a deacon, is to minister care to those in need and lead our congregation, in the example of Jesus, by serving others with compassion.