Lay Leadership:  Elders    Deacons    Trustees


The Board of Elders: Shepherds of the Flock

Session Meets 3rd Wed. at 7 p.m.Session 20128 4x6 Moderator Rev. Robert Bronkema Clerk of Session Bill Potter Christian Education Jerry Paparo  Chair Terry Sweigart Mission & Finance Emily Welk - Chair Mike Carle Wayne Carr Outreach & Evangelism/Fellowship Heather Schnader - Chair Don Johnson Sandy Frye Personnel Andrea Petrokonis - Chair George Pontz Worship Holly Miller Chair Phil Geiger

The Session is the 12-member governing board of our congregation. Twelve elders, men and women elected by and from the congregation for 3-year terms, constitute the Session which is moderated by our pastor and is responsible for leading us to be effective servants of the Lord’s purposes in the world. Three elders serve on the Fellowship Committee, while two elders serve on each of the Christian Education, Mission & Finance, Personnel, and Worship committees. One elder serves on the Outreach & Evangelism committees.

The Board of Deacons: A Helping Hand

Deacons Meet 1st Wed. at 7 pm Deacons 2018 4x6 Moderator - Erica Reinmiller Vice Moderator -  Carolyn Groff Recording Secretary - Erica Puffenberger Corresponding Secretaries - Kristi Harrison, JoAnn Sweigart Treasurer - Ed Bredin Marcia Carle Alice Mihan Jane Ott Pat Hess Janice Bowers Lynda Cornelia Sandy Hershey Dave Russell Bethany Bronkema The Office of Deacon is one of sympathy, witness and service after the example of Jesus Christ. The 15-member Board of Deacons is elected by the congregation of First Presbyterian Church of Strasburg for 3-year terms and has a primary responsibility to provide pastoral care within the congregation. The Board elects its own officers. Deacons provide congregational care by serving as the on-call Deacon of the Month, by visiting shut-ins, and by making phone calls and sending greetings to stay in touch with those in the congregation who need care or remembrance. They provide meals when needed, place roses celebrating newborns in the sanctuary, deliver the sanctuary flowers to shut-ins, prepare our Communion elements and assist with in-home Communion, sponsor an annual blood drive, maintain the church food cupboard and deliver the items collected to food banks, make available daily devotional material, prepare recordings of sermons, and honor high school graduates with a reception.  

The Board of Trustees: Caring for God's House

Trustees Meet 2nd Wed. at 7 pm Trustees 2018 4x6 President - Raymond Reinmiller Vice President - Todd Allison Secretary - Austin Thomas Treasurer - Dan Colvin Grounds Dick Barge Bill Rouse Don Welk, Jr. Church Building Todd Allison Dan Colvin Tom Martin Jeff Stoltzfus Austin Thomas Church  Properties Jane Geiger Jeff McComsey Raymond Reinmiller Dave Rineer The Board of Trustees of First Presbyterian Church of Strasburg is composed of men and women with various talents who have been elected to serve 3-year terms. Ages of committee members are not important. We are all serving the Lord by caring for the church’s properties. Our meetings are monthly; however, many other hours are spent maintaining the grounds and facilities. Members share their talents by performing tasks that care for the church inside and out. The congregation has an opportunity to share in the work of the committee when we have the annual spring beautification of the church grounds.

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