Elders & Deacons

Elders & Deacons

The Presbyterian Church is governed by elders elected by the congregation for a three year term. Each elder is part of a class and a new class is elected every year so the entire board of elders, called the Session, is continually changing. Elders are ordained and adhere to the same vows as do those who are ordained to be pastors.

The deacons are elected like elders and also divided into three classes for three year terms. Deacons are elected by the congregation to serve those in need, and like elders, they are ordained for life and their ordinations are valid in all Presbyterian churches. They minister to the sick, the bereaved, the lonely and others in need.

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Elders

Moderator – Sam Massey
Clerk of Session – Ann Grosscup

Class of 2019

Name Email Phone
Michelle Bessman Email 319-541-0820
Ed Cranston Email 319-339-1102
Amy Fletcher Email 319-338-5328
Cathe Franz Email 319-339-0170
Sharon Raffensperger Email 319-330-9309

Class of 2020

Name Email Phone
Vern Dengler Email 319-330-1592
Dale Kraus Email 319-930-8907
Steve Smith Email 319-530-1705
Richard Van Rheeden Email 319-621-4280

Class of 2021

Name Email Phone
Nancy Gardner Email 319-643-2507
Leann Graves Email 319-621-7020
Dwight Miller Email 319-351-2576
Tony Warren Email 319-931-4488

Deacons

Moderator – Jeff Orris
Vice-Moderator – Dan Thedens
Secretary/Treasurer – Jen Adams

Class of 2019

Name Email Phone
Jen Adams Email 319-331-4149
Deb Boland Email 319-325-6039
Brian Kleis Email 319-530-8133
Nancy Ross Email 319-621-3479
Jeri Smith Email 319-530-8562
Chitoka Webb Email 319-383-9066

Class of 2020

Name Email Phone
Linda Couch Email 319-400-0021
Moses Kasiriba Email 319-572-8558
Jeff Orris Email 319-270-3231
Barb Stanerson Email 319-512-5050
Judy Terry Email 319-499-8168

Class of 2021

Name Email Phone
Bonnie Bender Email 319-430-8717
Pam Kautz Email 319-331-7439
Sarah Klemuk Email 319-339-8891
Becca Morgan Email 319-333-1841
Steph Paulsen Email 319-400-9368
Dan Thedens Email 319-936-1061

Corporation Officers

President – Jeri Smith, email, 319-530-8562
Vice-President – Dale Kraus, email, 319-930-8909
Treasurer – Larry Bruner, email, 319-321-5673