Presbyterian means “governed by the Elders” and the Elderton Presbyterian Church has 12 active Elders who serve on the session or governing board. The pastor is the moderator or “teaching Elder” and is elected by the congregation and approved by the Presbytery. The remaining elders are elected by the congregation in three classes with three year terms. One Elder is elected annually by the session to act as Clerk – to function as the secretary of the Session. Dee Craig is the current Clerk of Session. Twelve Deacons are also elected in three classes of four for three year terms. They then elect a Moderator from their members. The pastor serves an advisor to the deacons, who oversee various assigned ministries. Cori Scrips is the current Moderator of the Deacons. 

Session - By Class

Moderator - Rev. Dr. Richard Sweeney

Dee Craig – Clerk of Session

Class of 2020 Class of 2021 Class of 2022
Cassie Clowser John Craig Blythe Johns
Sarah Pritt Jennifer Johns  Terry Johns
Margaret Rowan Chester Schall Susan Schrecengost
Joe Scrips Nancy Schrecengost Tom Spencer


Cory Scrips- Moderator

Class of 2020 Class of 2021 Class of 2022
Suzanne Quinn Nathan Johns Bryan Dyott
Kathy Jo Scrips Cori Scrips Gary Henderson
Ryan Scrips David Smail Terri Maughan
    Tom Wingard