Our Session & Ministry Contacts
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 Cathy Barnwell, Clerk of Session.
Linda Allen CM Outreach
Joy Atkins Family Life
Katie Bahn CM Communication
Cathy Barnwell Clerk of Session
Arnie Blevins MM Worship
Katie Estes Family Life
Laura Fairfax Worship
Ken Fishman Christian Education
Scott Griffin MM Christian Education
Townley Hargraves CM Congregational Care
Dana Jewell CM Building & Grounds
Chris Lawrence Evangelism & CG
Sara Maguire CM Congregational Care
Chuck Martin Outreach
Nicole Mills Admin & Stewardship
Aiden Mitchell Youth Elder/Family Life
Daniel Modaff CM Outreach
Isaac Ogunsan Evangelism & CG
Stan Pilinski MM Evangelism & CG
Dan Pratt CM Building & Grounds
Thayne Randall CM Communication
Jim Robinson MM Admin & Stewardship
Ellen Schubert Worship
Kathy Williams Worship
William Wilson Admin & Stewardship