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Church Officers

Each year our congregation nominates and elects ruling elders and deacons, who lead us in bringing the mission of Second Church to life. We invite you to nominate a fellow church member by filling out this form for the Nominating Committee to consider. See links below for lists of those who are already serving.

There are three types of church officers:

  • Ruling Elders, who are entrusted with the spiritual government of the church, are elected by the congregation, ordained for life, and serve on the Session for a three year term.
     
  • Teaching Elders, who are the ministers of Word and Sacrament, are ordained by the Presbytery, and called by the congregation to serve in a variety of ministries. 
     
  • Deacons who are entrusted with the ministry of compassion and service. Deacons are elected by the congregation, ordained for life, and serve a three year term on the Board of Deacons.
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    Ruling Elders

     

    Ruling Elders, who are entrusted with the spiritual government of the church, are elected by the congregation, ordained for life, and serve on the Session for a three year term.

    Moderator/President: Rev. Chris Henry
    Vice-Moderator/Vice/President: Alicia Buckley
    Clerk of Session: Cathie Reese
    Treasurer: Rebecca Malick

    Care Committee Chair: Tim Scher
    Commitment Committee Chair: Jim Maggard
    Communication Committee Chair: Paul Reis
    Engagement Committee Chair: Bell Pfadt
    Formation Committee Chairs: Wendy Drook
    Human Resources Committee Chair: Charles Liles
    Mission Committee Chair: Chris Carrel
    Operations Committee Chair: Rebecca Malick
    Strategic Planning Committee Chair: Alicia Buckley
    Worship Committee Chair: Marcy Haboush
     

    Class of 2023

    • Alicia Buckley (Strategic Planning)
    • Chris Carrel (Mission)
    • Marcy Haboush (Worship)
    • Charles Liles (Personnel)
    • Jim Maggard (Commitment)
    • Rebecca Malick (Operations)
    • Wendy Drook (Formation) - filling incomplete term beginning January 2022
    • Bill Pfadt (Engagement)
    • Paul Reis (Communication)
    • Tim Scher (Care)

    Class of 2024

    • Brent Benge (Operations)
    • Teri Cochran (Engagement)
    • Fred Emhardt (Mission)
    • Marilyn Kuhn (Care)
    • Don Palmer (Strategic Planning)
    • Krissy Seufert (Human Resources)
    • Jennifer Shirk (Communication)
    • Sara Twining (Worship)
    • Ted Vatnsdal (Formation)
    • Bob Zachidny (Commitment)

    Class of 2025

    • Nate Browning (Human Resources)
    • Jackie Clency (Formation)
    • Jen Francis (Engagement)
    • Kyle Lanham (Strategic Planning)
    • Kathy Lee (Commitment)
    • Deb Miller (Mission)
    • David Moore (Worship)
    • Sarah Parks (Operations)
    • Sylvia Perteete (Care)
    • Randy Tobias (Communications)

     

     

     

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    Deacons

    The office of deacon as set forth in Scripture is one of sympathy, witness, and service after the example of Jesus Christ. Deacons serve in one of three areas: Community, Congregational, and Christmas with our Northside Neighbors.

    Moderator: Megan Lees
    Vice-Moderator: Dick Poppa
    Secretary: Amy Joliet
    Treasurer: Lynn Wilson

    Congregational Committee Chair: Debbie Slack
    Community Committee Chair: Sarah Wagner
    Christmas with Northside Neighbors Chairs: Debbie Wacker and Steve Matthews

    Class of 2020-2022

    • Mary Bennett
    • B.J. Brinkerhoff
    • Tyler Cummings
    • Carson Empie (youth)
    • Kathy Hallett
    • Corine Hollins
    • John Illingworth
    • Amy Joliet
    • John Johnson
    • Mary Larimore
    • Megan Lees
    • Liz McCarter
    • Steve Moffat
    • Kate Peterson (youth)
    • Victoria Rose
    • Sherrie Sells
    • Noah Stubbs (youth)
    • Debbie Wacker

    Class of 2021-2023

    • Annette Davis
    • Liz Eckert
    • Bill Ghormley
    • Ann Hyer
    • Bill Lewis
    • Jane Louiso
    • Jack Maiers (youth)
    • Tammy Masuccio
    • Kay Phelps
    • Dick Poppa
    • Anne Shane
    • Debbie Slack
    • Sara S. Steadman (youth)
    • Neal Steinbart
    • John R. Stewart
    • Sarah Wagner
    • Bill Willen
    • Rich Wynne
    • Molly Zucker (youth)

    Class of 2022-2024

    • Rob Baker
    • Hilary Barrett
    • Rick Barretto
    • Nancy Beasley
    • David Champa
    • Carolyn Fennimore
    • Adam Getts (youth)
    • Kris Hite
    • Trinity Hollins (youth)
    • Valerie Kossman (youth)
    • Claire Liechty
    • Jordana Marcus
    • Steve Matthews
    • Sean Meenan
    • Gerry Roth
    • Mary Schwendener
    • Meg Shanley
    • Chuck Swisher
    • Peggy Sutphin
    • Lynn Wilson