At UPC we hold that all the members of the church are involved in ministry and thus are ministers of the church. We take that belief seriously. We also have called and elected officers of the church: session members, deacons, and pastors. All work collaboratively to guide, direct, and empower others in the ministry of the church.

Ruling Elders serve alongside pastors in the governance of the church. Ruling elders 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.

UPC’s Ruling Elders

Class of 2019
Barbara Gray
Cordell Haymon – Personnel & Administration Com. Chair
Lee Jenkins
Carl Motsenbocker
Edward Peterson
Betsy Wilks

Class of 2020
Linda Benedict – Day School Committee Chair
Peggy Carroll – CE Children & Youth Committee Chair
Wes Mainord – Property Committee Chair
Lorinda Sealey – Mission and Peacemaking Committee Chair
Tom Shelton
Doug Walker

Class of 2021
Jennifer Bravinder
Steven Hartmann
Junita Meier
Mary Mikell
Darla O’Connor
Kristen Savicki
Bailey Stoker

Deacons: The ministry of deacon is one of compassion, witness, and service, sharing in the redeeming love of Jesus Christ for the poor, the hungry, the sick, the lost, the friendless, the oppressed, those burdened by unjust policies or structures, or anyone in distress.

UPC’s Deacons

Class of 2019
Ed Britton
Richard Kilgore
Nan Patt
Michael Strain
Pat Wright

Class of 2020
Kenton Cooper
Lois Kuyper-Rushing – Moderator of Deacons
Andy Maverick
Faimon Roberts
Lori Tucker

Class of 2021
Pat Ho
Kelly Kerr
Amybeth Mainord
Beth Paskoff
Robbie Phillabaum
Frances Sullivan-Gonzalez




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