Leadership & Organization

The governing body of Pines Presbyterian Church is called The Session.  The Session is made up of our Pastors and 21 individuals elected by the congregation and ordained and installed to active service as a Ruling Elder. Ruling elders are chosen by the congregation to discern and measure the congregation’s fidelity to the Word of God, and to strengthen and nurture the congregation’s faith and life.  The Session shall have responsibility for governing the congregation and guiding its witness to the sovereign activity of God in the world, so that the congregation is and becomes a community of faith, hope, love, and witness.  At Pines, the elders are organized into classes with each class serving overlapping 3-year terms. Our current Ruling Elders are listed below.
Class of 2022

Elizabeth Deraps

Linda Johnson

Karen MacAllister

Bob Bar

Violet O’Brien

Class of 2023

Linda Aldred

Shirley Bollich

Phil Buelow

Emily Gairo

John Work

Class of 2024

Bob Barr
Leslie Friedrich
Judy Shamp
Connie Sipp
Phil Wetz

The Sessional Committees and their Moderators/Liaisons

Much of the work of the Session is conducted by standing committees, which are tasked with specific areas of administration, education, outreach and planning. The Sessional Committees and their Moderators/Liaisons are:
Caring Ministries – Shirley Bollich

Christian Education – Phil Buelow

Congregational Fellowship – Linda Carlson

Mission – John Work
Preschool – Craig Walker & Emily Gairo

Property – Bob Bar
Staff – Linda Aldred

Stewardship – Linda Johnson

Visioning and Planning – John Work

Worship – Connie Sipp