Central to the Presbyterian tradition is leadership by members of the church, men and women elected by the congregation for particular kinds of service. The Presbyterian Church ordains men and women to the three offices that are reflected in the New Testament and have consistently been recognized by later generations of Christians – that of minister, elder and deacon.

Nomination and Election of Officers
Ruling elders, deacons and trustees are nominated to the congregation by the All-Church Nominating Committee and are normally elected by the congregation at its annual meeting in the Spring (April or May).

Ruling Elders 
Ruling Elders (“presbyters” in Greek, hence “Presbyterian”) are members of the congregation elected for a period of active service (usually three years), but ordained to the office for life. Together, the sitting elders comprise the Session, the governing leadership body of the congregation.

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Ruling Elders 2018-2019:

Sallie J. Abelow
Patrick A. F. Blott
Susan P. Crary
Paul J. Elmlinger
Scott Froehlich
Scripture Z. Gonzalez
Mark A. Greenwood
Shannon D. Henderson
William S. Hilburn
Harold P. Hope III
Anne R. Huneke
Lynne Lee
Sue-Peng Li
Robert D. McCrie
Helen B. Pennoyer
Elizabeth M. Philipp
Clare C. Pickering
Brian J. Pitz
Susan A. Powell
Debra N. Seraphim
Richard H. Stowe
Katherine C. Vosters
Ryan E. Widener
Henry M. Wildermuth, Youth Elder
Suzanne W. Wilson

Deacons are also members of the church elected for a period of service (also usually three years), and ordained to the office for life. The sitting deacons comprise a Board of Deacons. Individually and as a board, deacons are called to the work of service and compassion, both to those within the congregation and beyond, to all who are in special need.

Board of Deacons 2018-2019:

Linda R. Arnold
Bret M. Barasch
Beth M. Bell
Arthur W. Bingham
Nancy T. Blair
Elizabeth A. Boehmler 
Paige M. Cali
Christopher Carroll
Blythe G. Chace, Youth Deacon
Carl C. Cordova
E. Graham Clark
David M. Darst
Helen T. Elmiger Williams
Marc T. Engberg
Joseph A. Galloway 
William J. Gambrill
Jeffrey B. Gower
Christopher W. Hamilton
Kate S. Hrobsky 
Cathy Leonhardt
Jane B. Lowry
Katrina K. Masterson
Amelia McDonald 
Mary Paige Rustum
Grace Sarno
Andrew R. Skobe
John D. Tuttle 
Tanya S. Wells

In addition to these three ordained offices, The Brick Presbyterian Church also elects trustees to act as fiduciary officers of the church, managing the property, the endowment fund, and, with the session, the general finances of the congregation.

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Board of Trustees 2018-2019:


Charles S. Anderson
Kenneth W. Austin
Patrick D. Barrett
Erik M.W. Caspersen
Kevin R. Greene
Linda B. Gridley
Timothy D. Haskin
Helen M. Lynch
Valerie S. Mason, Secretary
Richard A. Miller, President
Drucilla A. Richards
Willis G. Ryckman IV
Louisa J. Palmer, Treasurer