Elders

Elders of the Presbyterian church, together with ministers of the Word and Sacrament, exercise leadership, government and discipline and have responsibilities for the life of the church as well as the church at large, including ecumenical relationships. They faithfully serve 3-year terms as members of the session.
 
Moderator of Session is Pastor/Head of Staff Rev. Ann Marie Quigley-Swanson
Clerk of Session is Julie McCarty
Elders are
  • Class of 2022: Betty Crowell, Rick Eckersley, Theresa Gateley, Dave Thomas and Youth Elder Dakota
                               
    Klein
  • Class of 2023: Jay McElhenney, Kathleen Ramey, Carol Trono and Sally West
  • Class of 2024: Lynn Bellow, Neal Patton, Andy Phillips, and Chris Snyder   
Elder Ministries – Each elder chairs or co-chairs a ministry team at St. Mark. Current Ministry Teams & assignments are as follows:
 
  • Child & Youth Christian Education – Theresa Gateley
  • Adult Christian Education – Rick Eckersley 
  • Communications – Carol Trono
  • Congregational Life – Sally West & Chris Snyder
  • Finance – Dave Thomas
  • Host – Kathleen Ramey
  • Outreach – Lynn Bellow & Jay McElhenney
  • Personnel – Neal Patton
  • Property – Rick Eckersley
  • Worship – Betty Crowell, Andy Phillips & Dakota Klein
  • Deacon Liaison – Chris Snyder
  • ELC Liaison – Betty Crowell
  • Trustees – Carol Trono & Andy Phillips
Members of the congregation serve on ministry teams. New volunteers are always welcome. Contact the respective elder or the church office for more information.
 

2022 Session: (rear) Jay McElhenney, Neal Patton, Kathleen Ramey, Sally West, Dave Thomas, Rick Eckersley; (front) Dakota Klein, Carol Trono, Lynn Bellow, Pastor Ann Marie Quigley-Swanson, Betty Crowell, Andy Phillips, Chris Snyder, Theresa Gateley, and Clerk of Session Julie McCarty.

October 2021: Elders at their last stated session meeting with Interim Minister Joan Watson.