Deacons find their roots in scripture in Acts 6, in which the first disciples empower a separate group of leaders to serve in areas of service and fellowship (Greek for servant/service is diakonia). They largely guide our mission life, as well as the ways we care for each other.
Each year seven deacons are elected to three-year terms, for a total of twenty-one rotating leaders. They guide the work of the following committees: Assimilation, Congregational Care, Fellowship, Global Missions, and Local Missions.
Co-Moderators: Rachel Chang, Bo Ferguson Clerk: Lori Rosemond
2019 Class: Beth Day, Bo Ferguson, Chris Kelley, Jon Owensby, Lori Rosemond, Katherine Stanley, Jim Walker
2020 Class: Rachel Chang, Susan Chesser, Todd Hill, Neil McElroy, Shirley Rufty, Kim Tupper, Jim Young
2021 Class: Margaret Dean, Peggy Force, Bob Lamont, Jimmy McIntyre, Lee Patterson, Anne Sherman, Amy Stanfield, Sam Summers-Bean (youth)
Diaconate Committees & Leadership
Assimilation: Todd Hill, chair; Margaret Dean, Jim Walker
Congregational Care: Susan Chesser, chair; Peggy Force, Lori Rosemond, Amy Stanfield
Fellowship: Shirley Rufty, chair; Beth Day, Bob Lamont, Sam Summers-Bean
Global Missions: Neil McElroy, chair; Bo Ferguson, Jimmy McIntyre
Local Missions: Kim Tupper, chair; Rachel Chang, Chris Kelley, Lee Patterson, Jon Owensby, Anne Sherman, Katherine Stanley, Amy Stanfield, Jim Young (Neighborhood Missions chair)