Leadership


Presbyterian churches are led by people who are called and ordained to special functions in the church. These positions are deacons, elders, and ministers of the Word and Sacrament. Both men and woman are eligible to serve and are called to use the gifts given to them by God.

Deacons function as the caregivers of the congregation. They care for the needs within the congregation as well as the needs of others.

Elders make up the government of the church. Session (made up of elected elders and ministers of the Word and Sacrament) makes the formal decisions on behalf of the congregation.

The minister of Word and Sacrament (also now referred to as Teaching Elder) is the pastor of the congregation. The pastor is responsible for leading worship, caring for the people, and administering the sacraments (Baptism and the Lord’s Supper).

 

PASTOR                                                                                                                    

Reverend Mike Wilson comes to Prineville Presbyterian following a lengthy career in sales, and prior to that in radio news as anchor, reporter, and news director. After many years in a variety of volunteer church leadership roles, Mike felt God calling him out of the pew and into the pulpit. He earned his Master of Divinity in 2013 from San Francisco Theological Seminary. He and his wife Kathleen and their 16 old (Alyssa) arrived in Prineville at the beginning of 2014 and have quickly become a part of this community.

SESSION
Our session members are responsible for governing the church. They are called by God and elected by the congregation to make decisions on behalf of the congregation. Here are our session members and their leadership roles:

Building and Grounds – Fred Roniger
Involves activities relating to development, care and maintenance of the church property including the Community Garden.


Education
Sunday school, Bible Study, Vacation Bible School, arrange informative activities inside and outside the congregation.

Future Facilities/Programming – Paul Peterson

This brand new committee will consider new ways to use all of our space (physical and time/schedules) to facilitate the growth our ministry.

Leadership and Administration – Joshua Smith
Maintains relationship to denomination. Conducts yearly personnel review of Pastor, Clerk of Session, and Treasurer. Also involved in the education and growth of session members.

Mission/Outreach/Evangelism – Sammie Joy Meek
To extend the influence of PPC beyond itself, maintain relationships with other faith communities, bring new people into the life and work of the church, to guide people into relationship with Jesus Christ.


Stewardship, Ways & Means – Glenda Janssen
Helps identify and develop the time, abilities, and energy of the congregation. Helps with the yearly stewardship campaign.


Worship and Music – Win Seley
Assists in providing worship planning during regular special and seasonal worship service. This includes preparing the Lord's Supper.

Clerk of Session – Karen Esvelt
Records minutes and helps set the Session agenda. 



DEACONS

Our deacons provide the care for our congregation and community. They are friends to all who are inside and outside the church. Their activities include celebrating with our congregation birthdays, anniversaries, births and other special events. It also involves caring for those in need and ministering to those who are ill, those who are grieving, and those who need special prayers.

Our deacons also have a prayer chain which communicates prayer needs to those who are dedicated to praying for those on our prayer chain. If you have a prayer request, please e-mail your request to prinevillepc@gmail.com.

Deacons:
Kathi Bumblis
Val Brinkmeyer
Gary Kern
Marge Levens
Nancy Puckett
Anna Smith
 

Priscilla Smith


       

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