Erin SessionLeading our ministry teams
Erin Presbyterian Church is guided by the Session, a group of 18 Elders elected by the congregation to lead the church, following Christ as Head of the Church. Six elders are elected each year and serve for three years. The Pastor serves as Moderator of the Session.
As part of this structure, each elder also serves on one of six Ministry Teams, and members of the church are encouraged to serve on a Ministry Team as well.
Frequently Asked Questions about Elders
How are decisions made in our church?
What is an elder? Are they really old?
How are the elders chosen and who chooses them? What are the criteria used to choose them?
What does the Nominating Team do anyway? Do they check the church attendance and giving records of all the candidates? Do they evaluate their clothing and careers?
I know someone who would make a wonderful elder. How can I suggest his or her name?
I would like to be considered as an elder. Can I nominate myself?
If you are not chosen as an elder this year, nominate yourself again next year. Another way to serve might be through a ministry team. Please contact the ministry area you are interested in and express an interest in serving on a committee or team. You don’t have to be an Elder to have a BIG impact in serving God.
How many elders are needed each year?
Why do some members serve as elders multiple times?
Who should I contact if I have other questions about the Nominating Team or the leadership process at EPC?
- Randy Boyd
- Sonja Dubois
- Anna McKay (elder)
- Don Quinley
- Joe Tate (elder)