Kitchell has a robust leadership group. Elders and Deacons are selected by the Church Officers’ Nominating Committee and voted in by the congregation. Any active member is welcome and encouraged to serve. First time Elders and Deacons will be ordained and installed during a worship service. Term of service is three years for either board.
Ruling elders are elected annually in classes to serve a three-year term. They are the board of directors of the church, receiving committee reports, for all aspect of the congregational life: worship, Christian Education, parish life, outreach and Interpretation, Finance and matters concerning the Physical plant of the church properties.
Currently there are 11 Elders serving on Session. We are moderated by our interim pastor, Rev. Dan Schroeder and meet once a month.
Board of Deacons
There are currently 9 Deacons serving on the Board.
Deacons help minister to the congregation by providing visitation and Communion to those ill either at home or in the hospital. They often deliver chancel flowers, poinsettia plants or Easter lilies to shut-ins. Deacons are also there to help with funeral or memorial service needs, arranging a repast luncheon for families. They deliver hundreds of pounds of food to the Interfaith Food Pantry and Thanksgiving baskets of food for the needy. Deacons foster fellowship among the congregation by offering coffee hour refreshments following worship service each Sunday.