Elders and Deacons




Ruling elders are church members chosen to lead alongside our installed pastors in governing, discipline, and strengthening and nurturing the faith and life of the congregation. Elders represent the congregation on the Session and serve three-year terms.

Class of 2021

  • Margo Leininger
  • Teresa Pinkelman
  • Jason Rager

Class of 2022

  • Phil Christensen
  • Karla Lewis
  • Nancy Nielsen

Class of 2023

  • Katherine Lonsbrough
  • Josh Pollard
  • John Sluhan


Deacons are ordained leaders whose ministry is one of compassion, witness and service. Their purpose is to be the hands and feet of Christ, extending care and love to those who are lonely, hungry, sick, poor, oppressed or anyone in distress. Deacons at this church are called to mourn with those who mourn as well as rejoice with those who rejoice (Romans 12:15).  They serve three-year terms.


  • Allie Burns
  • Jonathan Corbett
  • John Hudson
  • Heather Ludwig
  • Sarah Platz
  • Marcia Ruegsegger

Class of 2022

  • Carlin Abbott
  • Larry Calmes
  • Sarah Otis
  • Josh Ramey
  • Jackie Ramey
  • Alison Tashenberg
  • Mary Ann Tillman

Class of 2023

  • Dorothy Bonser
  • Judy Gniewkowski
  • Charlie Gniewkowski
  • Dawn Heck
  • Janet Jones
  • Sandy Laas
  • Amy Macko
  • Holly McCollam
  • Aaron Skees