Our Ruling Elders

Class of 2018

Lewis Creel

Louis Holleman

Jim Kenworthy

George Strobeck

Class of 2019

Nancy Clayton

Barbara Davenport

Tim Moon

Jan Palmer

Class of 2020

Bonnie Andruszka

Kathy Gerner

Glenn McCants

Ann Smith

Our Deacons

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

Class of 2020

Susan Caldwell

Jan Crismore

Chad Laxton

Lesley LaRoche

Diana Owens


Becky Drew

Dian Yanessa

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.