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Lay Leadership

Much of the church’s work is done by members serving as session members, deacons, and trustees. Session members lead ministry teams that manage the church’s work in mission, membership, facilities, evangelism, and much more. They’re always eager for new people to get involved!

Session

Presbyterian churches are governed by a body of elected elders, usually called the session. Each year, a new class is elected to the session of Central Presbyterian Church, serving a three-year term; the church often elects a youth representative who serves a one-year term. This rotation schedule provides for both continuity and fresh input.

Rev. Scott Opsahl, Moderator
Susan Richter, Clerk of Session

Class of 2016 Class of 2017 Class of 2018
Kathy Blackburn
Steve Brister
Tom Collins
Kevin Estes
Mary Jo Hernandez
Jeffrey Cherewaty
Clif Collins
Vella Fink
Robin Manning
Elizabeth Stoddard
Barbara Beckett
Megan Carvajal
Tom Clemons
Frances Ferguson
Mark Hastings

Deacons

Whereas elders are charged with the governing of the church, the deacons are charged with the care and nurturing of the church. At Central Presbyterian Church, deacons serve a three-year term; the church often elects a youth representative who serves a one-year term.

Rev. Kim Rogers, Moderator

Class of 2016 Class of 2017 Class of 2018
Jeannine Caracciolo
Will Genrich
Gary Gibbs
Ann McClain
Lisa Kennedy (Co-Chair)
Kevin Cruser
Jane Dunham (Co-Chair)
Brita Hansen
Joe Haggard
Steve Whichard
Amy Everhart
Brandon Lairson
Carlie Tilly
Abby Tomlinson
Kendrick Torbey

Trustees

Trustees are charged with management and oversight of the real estate, endowments, and other long-term investments of the church. At Central Presbyterian Church, trustees serve a three-year term.

The Board of Trustees

  • Class of 2016: John Olsson
  • Class of 2017: Judson Greene II
  • Class of 2018: Kim Johnson