SESSION AND DEACONS

Session

Session is responsible for the mission and government of the church. Session is comprised of installed elders and the pastors. Members of Program Staff and the Clerk of Session attend session meetings regularly. Elders are elected by the congregation for a three-year term to serve on Session. Elders are assigned to one of eight Ministry Areas (Children, Community Life and Learning, Ministry Resources, Mission and Service, Caring, Welcome and Hospitality, Worship, Youth) or Chair of Council or Chair of Nominating Committee or Chair of Personnel. Session meets the third Tuesday of the month at 7:30 p.m.

Session Organization by Ministry Area

Ministry Area 

Elders

Staff Liaison

Caring

Charter

Roger Medsker

Barbara McClellan

Christine Roed

Rev. Karin Hejmanowski

 

Children's

Charter

Ashley Gonzalez

Jen Britton

Marissa Moffett

Director of Children's Ministry


Council

Charter

All Lead Elders

Rev. Hardy Kim

 

Community Life and Learning

Charter

Diane Andrews

Laura Craine

Ansel Misfeldt

Director of Community Life

 

Ministry Resources

Charter

George Tharakan

Irene Yang

Church Administrator

Comptroller


Mission and Service

Charter

Jeff Reilly

Lynn Thomas

Scott VanSickle

Rev. Karin Hejmanowski


Nominating

Charter

Rev. Hardy Kim

Rev. Karin Hejmanowski


Personnel​​​​​​​

Rev. Hardy Kim


Welcome & Hospitality

Charter

Joe Lyon

Joanne Lewis

Marilyn Kunz

Director of Community Life

 

Worship

Charter

Jonathan Dix

Joe Don Heath

Rev. Hardy Kim

Worship Director

 

Youth

Charter

Laura Compton

Arul Daniel

Roger Elrod

Director of Youth Ministry

 

Deacons

The office of Deacon is one of empathy, witness, and service. Deacons serve as Christ’s hands and feet in our own community as they nurture members of the congregation. Sunnyvale Presbyterian Church deacons primarily provide caring contact and connection for members of our congregation who are unable to make it to church due to health or mobility issues. Deacons attend monthly meetings for mutual support and training, and may help with congregational needs as they arise. Desirable characteristics for deacons include sound judgment, compassion, warm sympathies, good listening skills, prayerfulness, and faithfulness.

 

Home Deacons provide care and nurture to assigned home-bound members of our church community. Each Home Deacon is assigned to one or two members at a time. The Home Deacon visits their care receiver(s) monthly or more (visiting times are flexible) and keeps in regular communication with Karlee Harrison, the Pastoral Administrative Assistant, and Pastor Karin about any needs or celebrations that arise. This is a wonderful role for people who especially enjoy one-on-one interactions and working with senior adults.

Deacons currently serving are: Diana Aldrich, Mary Boyle, Lydia Coolidge, Beverly Fisher, Jeannie Hadden, Coleen Hausler, Randy Ristau, Bob Stoddard, Rini Susan VS, Cheryl Thomas

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