Class of 2018

Class of 2019

Class of 2020

Lucy Bischof Clay Bushong Betty Bucher
Ann Horowitz Mark Childs Al Clapsaddle
Kate Pringle Dennis Hazlehurst Astrid Denison
Rob Rogers Bill Hoare Elysa Peters*
Liselle Sakhrani Martha Sterner Barbara Lawlor
Jess Yalmokas Elliot Strong Ian Rowe
     

*Clerk 

Description of Duties for Session Members

According to the Constitution of the Presbyterian Church (USA), the Session is the governing body of the particular (local) Church, and consists of the Pastor or Co-Pastors (if applicable), the Associate Pastors (if applicable), and those Elders in active service. All members of the Session, including the Pastor, Co-Pastors, and the Associate Pastors, are entitled to vote.

The Elders are members of the Session by virtue of having been elected by the congregation to a particular term of service (usually three years, renewable for a total of no more than six consecutive years). Persons elected to the Office of Elder for the first time are both ordained to the Office and installed to their particular term of service on the Session. Persons previously ordained to the Office of Elder (the Office is perpetual), who have been elected again to a term of service on the Session, are installed only to their particular term.

There is no limit to the number of times a person may be elected to a term of service on the Session, as long as he/she serves no more than six consecutive years at a time.

 

Qualifications of Those Holding the Office of Elder

The overall qualifications, gifts, and abilities required of those persons elected to the Office of Elder are outlined in the Constitution of the Presbyterian Church (USA) [Book of Order, Chapter VI (G-6.0300)].

 

Responsibilities Of The Session

Qualifications of those holding the office of Elder: the overall qualifications, gifts, and abilities required of those persons elected to the Office of Elder are outlined in the Constitution of the Presbyterian Church (USA) [Book of Order, Chapter VI (G-6.0300)]. The overall responsibilities, structure, and procedures of the Session of a particular Church are outlined in the Constitution of the Presbyterian Church (USA) [Book of Order, Chapter X]. In addition to those constitutionally-prescribed provisions of the office of Elder and the Session of the particular Church, the following are expected of members of the Session of Huguenot Memorial Church:

The Elders are members of the Session by virtue of having been elected by the congregation to a particular term of service, usually three years, renewable for a total of no more than six consecutive years. Persons elected to the office of Elder for the first time are both ordained to the Office, and installed to their particular term of service on the Session. Persons previously ordained as an Elder (the office is perpetual), who have been elected again to a term of service on the Session, are installed only to their particular term. There is no limit to the number of times a person may be elected to a term of service on the Session, as long as he/she serves no more than six, consecutive years at a time. Those Elders currently serving on the Session are said to be in active service. Those Elders not currently serving on the Session are said to be Elders on rotation.

  1. Attendance at all regular and special meetings of the Session, unless excused. The Session normally meets monthly, from September through June, with July and August meetings, if necessary. Special meetings may be called occasionally, as the need arises, at a mutually convenient time and place. Three, consecutive, unexcused absences from regular or special meetings shall be considered resignation from the Session.
  2. Adequate preparation in advance of meetings (i.e. review of Session meeting minutes, reports, etc.) in order to participate meaningfully in the work of the body.
  3. Timely submission of reports and other materials, as necessary, in order to facilitate the work of the body.