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 Lisa Wetzel, Clerk of Session.
Teaching Elder / Moderator
Rev. Tom Borland
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