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Leadership

Our Leaders

In the Presbyterian Church, more trust is placed in a group of people, who together seek to discern the mind of God to lead them towards faithful action, than in a single individual who has all the answers. Therefore, committees are a mainstay of the church. At the local, congregational level this means two main boards: Session, as the highest decision- making body, and the Deacons, as the care-taking, pastoral group. Both groups are to be a representation of the congregation as a whole.

The elders and deacons are ordained positions in the Presbyterian Church (USA). That means that we believe each of them have been chosen by God and the congregation to be a leader in Christ’s church. The vows they take are the same vows that the pastor takes to become a Minister of Word and Sacrament. Once a person is ordained that ordination is considered a lifelong vocation. The ordained elders and deacons have a responsibility to cultivate their prayer life, to study the Bible, and to seek God in their individual, and congregational life.

Elders

The Session is the Governing Board of the church, and consists of the senior pastor, associate pastors, and elders in active service (the “ruling” elders). To contact the VPC Session, please email session@viennapres.org

Moderator: Hope Lee

Clerk of Session: Chuck Allen

To view session minutes, logon to Realm

CLASS OF
2021-2023
  • Chuck Allen
  • Tom Bauer
  • Patricia Bronson
  • Steve Dirkse
  • Kristin Romero
CLASS OF
2022-2024
  • Jonathan Benett
  • Teri Dungan
  • Chris Jones
  • Melinda Mayes
  • Karen Mokate
CLASS OF
2023-2025
  • Bill Carter
  • Yvonne Malloy
  • Linda Manson
  • Andrew McCormick
  • Cory Scott
  • Cait Thrasher
  • Tristen Yancey

Deacons

Deacons minister to those who are in need, to the sick, to the friendless, and to any who may be in distress, both within and beyond the community of faith.

Moderator: Tim Boatwright

Vice-Moderator: Debbie Frankiewicz

Treasurer: Jacquie Garland

Secretary: Pat Dirkse

Memorial Service Reception Coordinator: Ashley Harrison

Pastor Liaison: Connie Jordan-Haas

CLASS OF
2021-2023
  • Tim Boatwright
  • Sharon Burger
  • Lee Curtis
  • Pat Dirkse
  • Ashley Harrison
  • Andrew McLauchlin
  • Charlotte Roland
  • Sherry Smith
CLASS OF
2022-2024
  • Chuck Bertsch
  • Lisa DeCarlo
  • Debbie Frankiewicz
  • Frank Ganis
  • Jacquie Garland
  • Clay Hamric
  • Sarah Killion
  • Mark Richards
  • Pam Sellars
  • Rebecah Shepherd
CLASS OF
2023-2025
  • Sharon Edelmann
  • Jeanne Harrison
  • Kristin Heath
  • Rance Hopwood
  • Lyle Kellman
  • Richard Nordberg
  • Greg Rahal
  • Ginger Thomas
  • Kelly Thomson
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