First Presbyterian Church of Grimes Organizational Structure
Nurture: - Chairpersons: Kristy Klyn, Bev Boyd, Gwyn Heston, Melodee Grefe and Ellen Workman
Christian Education – Oversight of the educational programs of the congregation: Sunday School, Vacation Bible school, Community Youth, etc..
Christian Nurture – Member care, Fellowship, etc..
Mission & Evangelism – Outreach, evangelism, selecting missions to support, etc.
Operations: - Chairpersons: Melodee Grefe
Building & Grounds – Repair and maintenance of physical structures, etc..
Finance – Stewardship Drive, Budget Management, Fund management, etc.
Technology/Office Support - Web site, Office computers, Audio and Video equipment, etc..
Memorial – Oversight of funds given to the Church.
Witness:Chairpersons: Carl Wong and Ellen Workman
Worship – All phases of worship services and sacraments, management of sanctuary, etc.
Nominating – Recruit and pray for those God calls to serve on Session.
Personnel – Chairperson: Bev Boyd
Hiring, salary negotiation and management, benefits package management, etc.
Clerk of Session: Susan Ballard
- Operations: 2nd Sunday of the month, 10:30am
- Witness: 3rd Sunday of the month, 10:30am
- Nurture: 4th Sunday of the month, 10:30am
Current or "ruling elders" are GrimesPres members chosen to lead alongside our installed pastor in governing, discipline and strengthening and nurturing the faith and life of the congregation. seven ruling elders represent the congregation on the session and serve three year terms, with three elders 'graduating’ and being replaced each year. Elders function as liaisons between session, departments/ministries, and the congregation. An elder is a person of faith, dedication and good judgment. Their manner of life demonstrates the Christian gospel, both within the church and the world.
Class of 2019
Bev Boyd, Carl Wong, and Kristy Klyn
Class of 2020
Ellen Workman, Melodee Grefe, and Gwyn Heston
Once an Elder, Always an Elder.
Did you know that approximately 90% of members here at GrimesPres is an ordained elder. Once you are an elder you are an elder for life.
Life long elders are called to remain active and continue to be leaders in the church. They are encouraged to be informed and knowledgeable about efforts of session is working on.
Deacons are leaders who are committed to the care and encouragement of the congregation. They minister to those who are in need, the sick, the friendless, and to all who may be in distress both within and beyond the community of faith.
Our current deacons are Susan Ballard, Bev Boyd, Robbin McClelland, Phyllis Rosenbery, Gai Shields, and Bill Sharp.