Elders and Deacons are members of the Knox congregation who are ordained to serve three-year terms in leadership roles in the church community.
An Elder is a member of The Session who is committed to strengthening and nurturing the faith and life of the congregation. Beginning with formal training in a relational style of leadership, Elders maintain Knox’s vision and mission by leading the church’s decision making on these Committees:
- Worship and music
- Growth and outreach
- Christian education
- Building and grounds
- Budget and finance
Click here to see the names of current Knox elders.
A Deacon carries out ministries of congregational care and hospitality both within and beyond the walls of Knox. Through the “Knox Neighborhoods” ministry, deacons extend God’s love and care to regionally-based groups of Knox households. Through regular contact, Deacons help foster community among Knox members in their designated Neighborhood. A Neighborhood Deacon might email, telephone, send cards, or deliver flowers to their members according to need.
Deacons may also choose other ministries of service, including preparing and serving Communion, ushering at worship services and fellowship hours, welcoming newcomers, or participating in various Knox missions from Interfaith Hospitality Network (IHN) to sandwich-making for the hungry.
Click here to see the names of current Knox deacons.
Volunteers and committees are the backbone of Knox. Here are the primary committees of The Session (elders) and Congregation; if you have interest or concerns in any of these areas, please reach out to them!
Budget and Finance: David Paulin moc.l1495674686iamg@1495674686nilua1495674686prdiv1495674686ad1495674686
Building and Grounds: Karl Sieber moc.r1495674686r.icn1495674686ic@57149567468691reb1495674686eiskw1495674686
Christian Education: Lisa Hinger email@example.com
Growth and Outreach: Nancy Gaffney moc.r1495674686r.icn1495674686ic@ye1495674686nffag1495674686n1495674686
Mission and Social Concerns: Israel Bonnell firstname.lastname@example.org
Personnel: Mary Lou Krohn, Anne Mulder moc.r1495674686r.icn1495674686ic@nh1495674686orklm1495674686 moc.s1495674686ycam@1495674686redlu1495674686M.enn1495674686A1495674686
Stewardship: Elaine Ward moc.l1495674686iamg@1495674686weron1495674686ele1495674686
Worship and Music: Meg Howes moc.l1495674686oa@se1495674686wohge1495674686m1495674686
Congregational Nominating: Kate Kunkel moc.l1495674686iamg@14956746868532114956746861keta1495674686k1495674686
Knox Preschool Board: Carna Hamilton moc.o1495674686ohay@1495674686anrac1495674686enilc1495674686
Memorial and Endowments: Rob Bartlett moc.l1495674686iamg@149567468626wrt1495674686teltr1495674686ab1495674686