Composed of pastors and Elders as voting members, the Session is the governing body of the church. Elders are elected by the congregation as ordained officers, serving three-year terms. Elders act as the spiritual overseers of the church, determining policy and exercising leadership, governance, and discipline, all while acting as shepherds to the congregation, setting an example for all.

The Session generally meets on the third Tuesday of the month. The dates are listed on the church calendar. Meetings are open to congregants, with time allotted at the start of each meeting for congregants to speak. Contact [email protected] if you would like to attend an upcoming meeting, or if you have questions or feedback for the Session.

Class of 2023: Jill Boyce, Byron Brown, Barbara Brenner Buder, Daly Jordan-Koch, Caroline Sallee, Laura Sera
Class of 2024: Yasuyo Abe, Tim Buscheck, Phillippe Daniel, Rick Leong, Jenny Martinez, Jamie McClave
Class of 2025: Mindy Creson, Jeff Reimer, Matt Richards, Sally Van Etten, Jean Veltema

Moderator & Teaching Elder: Charlene Han Powell
Teaching Elders: Tom Elson, Mark Stryker, Michelle Vecchio-Lyzenga
Clerk of Session: Leah Tang
Non-voting: Sue Burger


Deacons are ordained servant-leaders of the church. They serve as the hands and feet of the Caring Ministries, offering encouraging words and the comfort of Christ whenever needed.

Deacons are elected by the congregation to serve three-year terms. Deacons bring their spiritual and practical gifts to the service of the church. The ministries of the Deacons include regular prayer, monthly cards and seasonal flower deliveries to those who are sick, elderly, or bereaved, serving communion in Sunday worship, hosting memorial service receptions, and organizing and leading service projects.

Class of 2023: Liz ball, Lillian Chan, Marilyn Chong, Michael Cusick, Krista Easton, David Eng, Beverly Estes, Joann Johnson, Treve Johnson, Janice Kolberg, Barbara Pedersen, Ray Pedersen, Beth Phimster, Ted Streeter, Caroline Taylor, Ruth Traylor, Elizabeth Colvin Watt, Sue Yajko, Joanne Yee
Class of 2024: Brian Conery, Janet Conery, Carolyn Hendsch, John Mitchell, John Moon, Mary Nowee, Camille Peterson, Vanha Pham, Grace Su, Linda Toland, Donna Van Noord
Class of 2025:  Jane Davis, Patti Engle, Sandra Hearn, Jose Verdin, Robert Young

Pastoral Leadership: Mark Stryker
Moderator: Sue Yajko

Nominating Committee

Every year, the congregation elects a new class of Elders and Deacons to serve the church. The Nominating Committee is instrumental in this work, identifying potential officers and proposing a slate of candidates at the Annual Congregational Meeting each spring. Although they are not officers of the church, Nominating Committee members are elected by the congregation and serve one-year terms.

2022–2023: Jenn Draut, Chuck Fry, Angel Johnson, Daly Jordan-Koch, Sylvia Chan Lopez, Ruth Traylor

Elder Chair: Phillippe Daniel

Learn More

As of 12/5/2022, the nominating period for 2023 church leadership has now closed. An update on the process will be posted here in the coming month.

Review Session minutes and agendas


Sue Burger
Executive Director for Operations
[email protected]