The Session at Woodbury Presbyterian Church provides governance for the church, following to our best understanding the leadership of the Lord Jesus.  It is in effect the Leadership Council for this church and the Board of Trustees for the church legal corporation.

The Session is comprised of the Senior Pastor as Moderator, all other Associate or Commissioned Lay Pastors and a body of lay (non-clergy) women and men selected frersom the congregation to provide leadership.  

Elders

Pastors are called Teaching Elders in the Presbyterian church (Commissioned Lay Pastors are now known as Commissioned Ruling Elders, but still serve certain defined pastoral roles).  

Elders ordained from the congregation are called Ruling Elders.  They are ordained as such and hold that title and leadership responsibility for life.  Ruling Elders currently serving on the Session are known as Active Ruling Elders.

Upon first election by the congregation as an elder, the electee is ordained as a Ruling Elder, and then installed into a class on Session.  In this church, the elders in a class serve for 2-year terms, although an elder may be installed to complete the term of an elder departing service prematurely.

Responsibility

Ruling elders provide overall direction and care for the spiritual and practical direction of the church. They may have specific oversight of an area of ministry within the church, but any elder may be consulted regarding any matter of church governance.

The Clerk of Session is responsible for correspondence with other ECO leadership councils and maintaining records for the Session.

Scriptural authority

Some scriptures pertinent to the role and selection of elders:

Session Elders

Adore Team

Sandi Cole ............................407-770-8531
Gladyss Dombrowski.............407-282-9743

Care Team

Carmen Calderon...................407-485-4575
Hannah Valley.........................407-497-8805

Teach Team

Anita Richard..........................407-810-3580
Debbi Weatherford..................407-618-3167

Involve Team

Gay Hutter...............................407-658-8769

Offer New Life Team

Cleo Dunkley...........................407-568-7790
Clifton Sackaloo......................407-520-0274

Stewardship

Joyce Goodwin........................407-340-3690
Jim Hansen.............................407-590-4534

Clerk of Session

Joyce Goodwin........................407-340-3690