The session of Lakewood Presbyterian Church is the council for the congregation and is composed of church members who are elected by the congregation to serve as active ruling elders (also known as church officers). Our senior pastor who is considered a teaching elder serves as moderator of the session. All members of the session are entitled to vote on motions that come before this council.

Elections for the each “class” of ruling elders are usually held in November. These classes consist of eight elders elected to a three-year term and one youth elder elected for a one-year term, giving us twenty-five ruling elders actively serving on the session. Vacancies from prior classes are also filled during this election process.

Newly elected elders are then ordained and/or installed as active ruling elders in January, prior to the first session meeting of the new year. At this time, the senior class has fulfilled its obligation and its members are no longer considered active. However, once you are ordained as an elder, you are always considered an elder in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A).

Session meetings are normally held on the third Tuesday of each month. We welcome all to attend these meetings. If you have a presentation for the session, you are encouraged to contact the Clerk of Session in advance so you are included on the agenda. Minutes of all session meetings are available to church members by contacting Lisa Wetzel, Clerk of Session.

                 Teaching Elder / Moderator
                       Rev. Tom Borland

Name                               Ministry

Nicole Mills                      Administration & Stewardship                            

Jim Robinson MM           Administration & Stewardship                             

William Wilson                Administration & Stewardship                             

Dana Jewell MM             Building & Grounds          

Courtney DePotter YE   Christian Education

Karen Green MM           Christian Education

Scott Griffin                    Christian Education

Lisa Wetzel                    Clerk of Session

Katie Bahn MM              Communication

Sara Maguire                 Communication

Thayne Randall             Communication

Townley Hargraves        Congregational Care

Kathy Saig                     Congregational Care

Anne Smith MM             Congregational Care 

Stan Pilinski MM             E&CG

Catie Wallace                 E&CG

Rusty Andreasen            Family Life

Joy Atkins MM                Family Life

Katie Estes                     Family Life

Amanda Southwood       Family Life

Daniel Modaff MM          Outreach

Isaac Ogunsan               Outreach

Arnie Blevins MM           Worship 

Laura Fairfax                  Worship

Joe Williams                   Worship