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 – Nancy Weber

Class of 2017

Name Email Phone
Jim Claypool Email 319-330-4364
Vern Dengler Email 319-330-1592
Dale Kraus Email 319-930-8907
Ben Nicholson Email 319-400-1392
Judy Terry Email 319-499-8168
Richard Van Rheeden Email 319-621-4280

Class of 2018

Name Email Phone
Nancy Gardner Email 319-643-2507
Ann Grosscup Email 319-358-5929
Andreas Soemadi Email 319-321-3495
Carol Ulch Email 319-530-1599
Judy Whitford Email 319-331-3660
Bob Youngquist Email 319-653-4673

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/td>
Sharon Raffensperger Email 319-330-9309
Sherry Lohman Email 319-621-1828

Deacons

Moderator – Rhonda Barr
Vice-Moderator – David Carlson
Secretary/Treasurer – Sue Olson

Class of 2017

Name Email Phone
Stephanie Brentner Email 319-530-2911
David Carlson Email 319-354-3343
Liz Bolin Email 319-331-4557
Moses Kasiriba Email 319-572-8558
Rick Boland Email 319-325-6029
Sue Olson Email 319-331-8172

Class of 2018

Name Email Phone
Linda Couch Email 319-400-0021
Rhonda Barr Email 319-936-5998
Mary Helen Kennerly Email 413-237-5208
Dan Thedens Email 319-936-1061
Tom Martin Email 319-530-1010
Cory Morris Email 319-351-3837
Sue Van Duyn-Phipps Email 515-205-3576

Class of 2019

Name Email Phone
Deb Boland Email 319-325-6039
Louise Gisolfi Email 319-321-0614
Chitoka Webb Email 319-383-9066
Layne Sheetz Email 319-310-4247
Hongwook Suh Email 319-355-4353
Maleen Thorius Email 319-541-3161


Corporation Officers

President – Jeri Smith, email, 319-530-8562
Treasurer – Larry Bruner, email, 319-321-5673