North Decatur Presbyterian Church is governed by “presbyters” or elders, lay people elected by the congregation and ordained to serve on our governing board.
This board is made up of 18 elders serving three-year terms, and two youth elders, each serving a one-year term. Through our councils and committees, elders provide leadership in all areas of our community and spiritual life together.
|Children and Youth Education||Manages a strong children’s program, which is strengthened through the curriculum used during church school, children’s involvement in worship, youth group opportunities, and family activities and education.||
|Adult Education||Organizes Christian education programs for adults.||
|Community Fellowship and Special Events||Facilitates social gatherings, shared meals, and special community activities.||
|Community Ministry||Supports the church’s local and national mission initiatives and activities.||
|Congregational Care||Offers special care to church members during life changes and major events.||
|Engagement||We work with members to invite, meet and greet our visitors. We help NDPC’s newest members find their way. If you would like to be part of a team that is in the foreground of invitation and welcome, there is a place for you!||
|Finance||Provides oversight of the church’s annual budget.||
|Communications||Oversees the church’s internal and external communications, marketing, and website maintenance.||
|Property||Manages and maintains church property; inside and outside.||
|Worship||Oversees programs and activities for the church’s worship of God.||
|Commitment||Creates opportunities for people to give money, time, and other resources to support the church’s ministry.||
|Peace and Justice||Engages in political advocacy, in conjunction with the church’s mission commitments, and facilitates congregational support for peacemaking.||
Anna Kershaw (co-chairs)
|Global Mission||Oversees the church’s support of international mission initiatives.||
|Creation Care||Engages in environmental stewardship and environmental justice activities.||[email protected]|
|Oversees legal and institutional aspects of the church’s operations.
Supervises and supports our staff and pastors on behalf of the session and congregation.
Rusty Godwin (& Session liaison for Personnel)
|Clerk||Keeps Session meeting minutes and other formal records and works with the co-pastors to organize and run Session meetings.||
|Youth Elders||NDPC elects high school-age members to serve as full voting members of the Session for a 1-year term.||