Elders are called to exercise leadership, government, and discipline for the life of the church. Together with the ministers of Word and Sacrament, they have responsibility for strengthening, nurturing, and oversight of the spiritual and theological life of the congregation.
Each Calvary Elder works on at least one of five commissions: Education; Fellowship (which includes integration of members into church activities); Serving (which includes outreach to the local and worldwide community); Worship; and Support (which includes management of property, finances, stewardship, and personnel).
It is the Elders’ responsibility to ensure that resources of time, talent, and money are used appropriately to meet the goals of the church and its congregation. The service tenure for each Elder is three years.
Clerk of Session
Andrea Polites Stavosky
Ruth Ellen Miller
Jane Manning Hyatt
Calvary’s Deacons embody holy ministries of compassion, witness, and service, sharing in the redeeming love of Jesus Christ for the poor, the hungry, the sick, the lost, the friendless, the oppressed, those burdened by unjust policies or structures, or anyone in distress. Deacons are ordained officers and spiritual leaders among the congregation. Two co-moderators set the Deacons’ agenda and keep the Board focused. The Deacons’ ministry is supported by the Minister of Spiritual Care.
Core Ministries: The Three Pillars
- Faith (Prayer, Spirituality)
- Community (Hospitality, Fellowship)
- Action (Social Justice, Housing Equity)
Other Deacon Ministry Teams
- Homebound Communion & Visitation
- Flower Delivery
- Annual Thanksgiving Day Feast
- Annual Community Spiritual Wellness Event
Deacons and Elders share the responsibilities for the offering and communion services. The service tenure is three years.