Governance

Our congregation is a part of the Presbyterian Church (USA) and follows the governing structure of the denomination. Ours is one of 96 congregations and worshiping communities of the Presbytery of New York City.

The local church is governed by the Session, which is composed of church members who are elected and ordained by the congregation as Elders to lead in the governance, spiritual nurture, and care of the congregation. They serve for three-year terms except for the Pastor, who serves for as long as the Pastor holds that position.

Session

Class of 2019  Class of 2020  Class of 2021  
Ken Andrichik                                              Jane Ehlke                                                
Christina Adorno  
Reeves Carter  David Jones Denise Alexander  
Barbara Cummings  Emily Neustadt Kathryn Gettles-Atwa  
Diane Greene  Odette Perriel Aluko Hope  
Dianne Hutchinson  Patrick Tirino Deborah Rennie-Walker  

Rev. Adriene Thorne, Moderator

                                                                                            Patrick Tirino, Clerk of Session

 

The meeting schedule for Session is shown in the calendar, below.

Committees

The committees of the church report to the Session, and at least one Chair of each standing committee is a member of Session. Any member or friend of the congregation can serve on a committee, at the invitation of the Committee Chair.

Buildings & Grounds,  Diane Greene, Marcia Smith

Children Youth & Families, Deborah Rennie-Walker

Christian Education, Kathryn Gettles-Atwa

Church-Wide Nominating, Uda Bradford, Stephen DeFluiter, Doug Deshong, Caroline Sheehan, Ashley Thaxton, Patrick Tirino 

Communications, Christina Adorno, Dianne Hutchinson

Congregational Care,  Aluko Hope

Finance & Fundraising, Ken Andrichik

Membership & Fellowship, Reeves Carter

Worship & the Arts Barbara Cummings

Social Action, Jane Ehlke and Denise Alexander

Stewardship & Spiritual Growth , David Jones, Odette Perriel

 

Corporation

The Corporation of the church is responsible for fiduciary and legal matters and for the property of the congregation. The officers of the Corporation are elected by the members of the Congregation.

Richard Greene, President

Jane Francis, Vice President

Steve Koehn, Secretary

Jonathan Abernethy, Treasurer

   

Jul
16
July 16
Monday 6:45 PM
Regular meeting of the Session. Please notify the Clerk of Session if you plan to attend.
Thurman Room
Aug
20
August 20
Monday 6:45 PM
Regular meeting of the Session. Please notify the Clerk of Session if you plan to attend.
Thurman Room
Sep
17
September 17
Monday 6:45 PM
Regular meeting of the Session. Please notify the Clerk of Session if you plan to attend.
Thurman Room

 

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