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 2021
Linda Benedict – Day School Committee Chair
Peggy Carroll – Faith Formation Chair
Wes Mainord – Property Committee Co-Chair
Lorinda Sealey – Mission and Peacemaking Committee Chair
Tom Shelton
Doug Walker – Property Committee Co-Chair
Joseph Reynolds – Youth Elder

Class of 2022
Jennifer Bravinder
Steven Hartmann – Personnel & Administration Committee Chair
Junita Meier – Fellowship Committee Co-Chair
Mary Mikell
Darla O’Connor – Membership Committee Chair
Kristen Savicki

Class of 2023
Clarence Bahs
Dave Launey
Kay Lindsey
Matt McGraw – Fellowship Committee Co-Chair
Paul Nguyen
Janet Whyde

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 2021
Lois Kuyper-Rushing
Andy Maverick
Faimon Roberts
Lori Tucker

Class of 2022
Pat Ho
Kelly Kerr
Amybeth Mainord
Beth Paskoff
Robbie Phillabaum
Frances Sullivan-Gonzalez

Class of 2023
Jill Clemmons – Moderator of Deacons
Deanna Black
Beverly Jones
Victoria Robertson
Kathy Rossman
Gus Rowland





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