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Session

“Let the elders who rule well be considered worthy of double honor,
especially those who labor in preaching and teaching.”
1 Timothy 5: 17

What is the Session?

The Session is the governing body of an individual church of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) denomination.  The Session is comprised of Elders who are elected by the members of the church and is generally moderated by the church’s pastor.

Who are the Elders?

As there were in Old Testament times elders for the government of the people, so the New Testament church provided persons with particular gifts to share in discernment of God’s Spirit and governance of God’s people.  Accordingly, congregations should elect persons of wisdom and maturity of faith, having demonstrated skills in leadership and being compassionate in spirit.

What do the Elders do?

Elders are chosen by the congregation to discern and measure its fidelity to the Word of God and to strengthen and nurture its faith and life.  Elders, together with the pastor(s), exercise leadership, government, spiritual discernment, and discipline and have responsibilities for the life of a congregation as well as the whole church, including ecumenical relationships.  At First Presbyterian Church of Easton, many of our Elders chair the various teams and committees that lead our congregation.

Our Elders

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Class of 2017:

Art Charlton, Clerk of Session
Kevin Joshua
Pat Stanek

Class of 2018:

Anthony Moki
Jim Middendorf
Victoria Opthof-Cordaro

Class of 2019:

Pat Koefoed
Nancy Pruitt
Bill Schroeher