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Our Leaders

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Trinity functions under the presbyterian form of church government. The congregation nominates and elects elders and deacons to serve as the officers of the church. These elders (known as ruling elders) along with the pastors (called teaching elders) are responsible for the church's governance and spiritual oversight. Deacons are responsible for meeting the physical needs of the congregation and for managing the church's resources. Both elders and deacons serve on various committees and ministry teams with congregational members and staff of the church.

Elders

The body responsible for the church's governance and spiritual oversight is known as the Session. It consists of the ruling elders and pastors who have been called by the congregation.

Within the Session, nine ruling elders and two teaching elders serve on a rotating basis as the Church Governance Commission (CGC), to which the Session has delegated authority to make administrative decisions. When the CGC deals with matters of church policy or fails to reach a 2/3 majority on any vote, it passes its recommendations to the full Session, with whom authority resides. The CGC ordinarily meets twice a month, and the full Session convenes quarterly. The Session has two officers: the moderator, who is one of the teaching elders, and the clerk, a ruling elder.

The Session also has other standing committees. In addition, ruling elders are members of the various ministry teams and churchwide committees and serve as liaisons with the Session.

Deacons

Deacons are responsible for seeing that the physical needs of the congregation are met, for managing the church's resources, and for cultivating a heart of compassion and a spirit of benevolence within the church body.

The deacons select one of their members as their administrative chair. Each deacon participates in the work of one of six subcommittees of the Diaconate. Deacons serve the entire congregation, with special attention to the members of their own parishes.

Ruling Elders

Bob Amacker

Jim Anderson

Jim Avery

Greg Breeding

Bob Byrne

Bill Cassidy

John Collmus

Carlton Dixon

John Gayle

Fitz Green

Michael Guthrie

Sam Heath

Tim Jones

Mark King

David Lepage

Lee Livingston

Michael Martin

Corey McLellan

David Mills

Louis Nelson

Tom Nolan

Dick Pearson

Bill Porter

Mike Richards

David Turner

Craig Wood

Wes Zell

Teaching Elders

Wade Bradshaw

Todd Johnson

Joe Magri

Michael Hall*

Kelly Scott*

Greg Thompson*

Drew Trotter*

*w/Blue Ridge Presbytery


Elders Emeritus

Nick Carter

Waugh Crigler

Ken Elzinga

Bill Jones

Ron Wilson


Deacons

Hunter Chorey

Trey Coe

Michael Crawley

Brian Cullaty

Russ Edwards

Erik Elvgren

Ryan Feaver

Jim Garmey

Jerry Jared

Doug Jensen

Jeff Johnson

Michael Joyce

Ed Lewis

Bob Luck

Kase Luzar

Bob Mallette

Russell Marks

Lee Messimer

Bob Muir

Alex Piedra

Will Schnorr

Stu Scott

Clark Walker

Guiming Xiao


Deacons Emeritus

Bob Fleischman

Chauncey Hutter

John A. Owen

Gene Potter

Bob Reynolds

Lew Williams