Session meets Third Wednesday at 7:00 pm Moderator – Rev. Robert Bronkema
Clerk of Session – Bill Potter
Christian Education Terry Sweigart – Chair, Alice Eisenhooth
Mission & Finance Mike Carle - Chair, Emily Welk
Outreach & Evangelism/Fellowship Don Johnson - Chair, Sandy Frye, Heather Schnader
Personnel Andrea Petrokonis - Chair, George Pontz
Worship Phil Geiger – Chair, June Stum
Trustee Liaison Dan Colvin
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.
Deacons meet First Wednesday at 7:00 pm
Moderator - Carolyn Groff
Vice Moderator - David Griffith
Recording Secretary - Erica Puffenberger
Corresponding Secretaries - JoAnn Sweigart, Donna Stettler
Treasurer - Linda Cornelia
Pat Hess Sandy Hershey Karen Leslie Jane Ott Kieran Rodriguez Janice Bowers Dave Russell Karen Bachman Debbie DeFranco Glenna Kirchner
The Office of Deacon is one of sympathy, witness and service after the example of Jesus Christ. The 16-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.
Trustees meet Second Wednesday at 7:00 pm
President - Don Welk, Jr.
Vice President -
Secretary - Raymond Reinmiller
Treasurer - Jane Geiger
Grounds Dick Barge Todd Barge Ron Lowe Leroy Welk
Church Building Dave DeFranco Evans Elias-Lizardo Tom Martin Don Welk, Jr.
Church Properties Jane Geiger Raymond Reinmiller Dave Rineer Jeff Stoltzfus
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.