In the Presbyterian form of government, the body of elected leaders - Elders - is known corporately as the Session. Elders are elected by the membership and serve a 3-year term to provide leadership for the following Session Program Committees, which are comprised of Elders and church members. At Woodland Presbyterian Church, the Session meets each month on the second Tuesday beginning at 7:00pm.
Christian Education: (meets 1st Sunday, 11:30am)
Liz Hover*, Chair, Richard Benney*, Janet Clock, Goni Laseke, Cindy Leach, Shirley Reed, Dick Williams
Directs the educational ministry of WPC, including Sunday School, the summer program, youth fellowships, Junior Church, Bible studies, and small groups.
Clerk of Session: Doug Ferguson
Takes minutes, keeps records, and does correspondence for Session.
Membership Care: (meets 1st Tuesdays, 6:00pm)
Janet Syring*, Chair, Bob Norton*, Deana MacPherson, Cindy Leach, Karen Wilson, Betsy Lessard, Goni Laseke
Has general oversight of our congregational care ministries, visitor calling, new member seminars, nursery, coffee chapel, and Wings.
Mission Outreach: (meets 2nd Tuesday, 2.00pm)
Mike Ferguson*, Chair, Dale Hanley*, Bob Norton*, Judy Peterson, Karen Wilson*
Directs the mission interpretation and outreach ministry of our church, including community outreach and evangelism, special offerings such as One Great Hour of Sharing and Christmas Joy, recommends to Session the designation of Session Designated Giving monies, keeps us in touch with mission causes.
Nominating: (meets in July)
Sally Hager*, Chair, Dale Hanley*
Meets with the Deacon and congregational representatives to nominate a slate of nominees to the office of ruling Elder, Deacon, and Nominating Committee.
Personnel: (meets as needed)
Rick Syring*, Chair Liz Hover*, Sally Hager*, Richard Benney*
Reviews staff performance and salaries annually, and if needed, is available for listening and counseling. Has general oversight of job descriptions, personnel policies, and staff additions.
Stewardship: (meets 1st Friday at 4pm)
Rick Syring*, Chair, Dave Bozorth*, Sally Hager*, Janet Syring*, Bob Krueger*, Jim Wilson
Directs our financial program and stewardship campaign, Wills and Memorials, church use by outside groups, approves the establishment of all Trust and Endowment funds, and has oversight of our vans, property, buildings, rentals, and grounds.
Trustees: Rick Syring*, President, Bob Krueger*, Vice-President, Doug Ferguson, Secretary, Sally Hager*, Treasurer
WINGS: Janet Syring*, Coordinator
Worship: (meets last Wednesday 1:30pm)
Ruth Wendt*, Chair, Liz Hover*, Bob Norton*, Karen Wilson*, Sherry Bozorth, Suzy Ferguson, Joey Ostrand, Shirley Reed
Has general oversight of our worship ministry, including choirs, bell choirs, Praise Teams, worship, audio visual system, weddings, sanctuary decoration, ushering, hospitality, special services, communion, and baptisms.
* - Indicates Serving Elder