Our Ruling Elders

Class of 2017

Donna Beebe

Emily Land

Cecil Rigby

Marti Usher


Class of 2018

Lewis Creel

Louis Holleman

Jim Kenworthy

George Strobeck


Class of 2019

Nancy Clayton

Barbara Davenport

Tim Moon

Jan Palmer

Our Deacons

Class of 2017

Bonnie Andruszka

Elizabeth Long

Karen McBryde

Alicia Rannou

Ann Smith


Class of 2018

Vicki Andy

Becky Hetherington

Kelly Holleman

Natalie Schwartz

Nancy Wilson


Class of 2019

Becky Drew

Carla Honea

Charlotte McDonald

Lavonne Moon

Dian Yanessa

Congratulations to our Officers-Elect

At a congregational meeting held on August 27, the following were elected to serve in the Class of 2020 for each of these boards:


As Ruling Elders

Bonnie Andruszka

Kathy Gerner

Glenn McCants

Ann Smith


As Deacons

Susan Caldwell

Jan Crismore

Lesley LaRoche

Chad Laxton

Diana Owens


As Trustee

Jerry Crabtree

How Presbyterians Govern Their Church

Presbyterians get their name from the way they govern or order their life together. The world presbyter is a Greek word meaning "elder." Presbyterians are governed by Teaching Elders (what we call ministers) and Ruling Elders (leaders chosen from the congregation). Presbyterians believe that life among any group of people, but especially congregations, goes more smoothly if no one person holds too much power or authority. So our congregations are governed by the Session: a group of Ruling Elders elected by the congregation and the Teaching Elder(s) who serve that congregation. 


At Seneca Presbyterian Church, we also have Deacons. They are members chosen from and elected by the congregation. Their ministry is to care for the people: welcoming visitors, encouraging membership, helping members to find their places of fellowship, learning, and service, and especially caring for people in times of need. 


Our currently serving Ruling Elders and Deacons are listed above.