The Presbyterian Church Book of Order defines the role of a ruling elder and the qualifications of those called to serve in this capacity.
The Book of Order states that ruling elders, together with teaching elders (pastors), exercise leadership, government, spiritual discernment, and discipline and have responsibilities for the life of a congregation as well as the whole church, including ecumenical relationships. When elected by the congregation, they shall serve faithfully as members of the session. (The PC(USA) Book of Order)
Individuals who undertake particular ministries including ruling elder, should be persons of strong faith, dedicated discipleship, and love of Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. Their manner of life should be a demonstration of the Christian gospel in the church and in the world. (The PC(USA) Book of Order)
In our Congregation, Serving Elders are also Trustees of the Corporation.
Current Serving Elders
Class of 2019
Class of 2020
Class of 2021
Richard (Chip) Cobb, Jr.