BPC Ruling Elders
All Presbyterian churches are led by a council of men and women elected by the congregation and installed for three-year terms. These leaders are ordained as Ruling Elders. They receive training on church history, polity and the Confessions. Upon being installed they take vows that are identical to the vows taken by pastors (Teaching Elders). The practice of ordaining laypeople to lead the church at all levels of church government is what distinguishes Presbyterians: in the New Testament the word for elder is presbuteros (πρεσβύτερος).
CLASS OF 2015
Jack Call (Filling Angela Anderson's spot)
Jack Call (below) serves as chair of the University Ministry Committee.
Scott Bailey (right) serves on the Peace, Justice, Global Missions Committee.
Judy Davis (below) serves on the Youth Committee.
David Hayes (below) serves as Clerk of Session.
Ed Spencer (right) serves as chair of the Stewardship Committee.
CLASS OF 2016
Mary Denson Moore
Austin Banks (Right) is Chair of Personnel
Mary Denson Moore (Left) is
Chair of Adult Education Ministry
Wilmoth O'Dell (Right) is Chair of Worship Ministry
Lynn Thye (Left) is Chair of Congregational Care Ministry
Craig Woolsey (Right) is Chair of
Building and Grounds Ministry
Elder Class 2017
Julie Burger - Chair of Children's Education
Kirby Deater-Deckard - Community Ministry
Jan McGilliard - Chair of Membership Ministry
March 27, 2015
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