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.l1498206737iamg@1498206737nilua1498206737prdiv1498206737ad1498206737
Building and Grounds: Karl Sieber moc.r1498206737r.icn1498206737ic@57149820673791reb1498206737eiskw1498206737
Christian Education: Lisa Hinger email@example.com
Growth and Outreach: Nancy Gaffney moc.r1498206737r.icn1498206737ic@ye1498206737nffag1498206737n1498206737
Mission and Social Concerns: Israel Bonnell firstname.lastname@example.org
Personnel: Mary Lou Krohn, Anne Mulder moc.r1498206737r.icn1498206737ic@nh1498206737orklm1498206737 moc.s1498206737ycam@1498206737redlu1498206737M.enn1498206737A1498206737
Stewardship: Elaine Ward moc.l1498206737iamg@1498206737weron1498206737ele1498206737
Worship and Music: Meg Howes moc.l1498206737oa@se1498206737wohge1498206737m1498206737
Congregational Nominating: Kate Kunkel moc.l1498206737iamg@14982067378532114982067371keta1498206737k1498206737
Knox Preschool Board: Carna Hamilton moc.o1498206737ohay@1498206737anrac1498206737enilc1498206737
Memorial and Endowments: Rob Bartlett moc.l1498206737iamg@149820673726wrt1498206737teltr1498206737ab1498206737