Church Government

Our church government is run by a Consistory made up of ministers along with 24 elders and deacons.

Church elders and deacons serve four-year terms. While the church strives to have an equal number of elders and deacons—ideally 12 each—sometimes a greater number of either office is needed.

Each church elder and deacon serves on (at least) one of eight councils that together oversee all areas of the church: Management, Stewardship, Worship, Education, Fellowship, Congregational Care, Mission, and Youth & Family. You can read more about them and our church governance generally in our Standing Rules.

Consistory officers for 2024-2025 are:

ELDERS: Brian Buttigieg, Jim Hoch, Paul Muir, Andy Rubenstein, Shea Scanlon Lomma, Yvonne Schonborg, Arleen Thomas, Sarah Underhill

DEACONS: Laura Busker, Ashley Ching, Anthony Civale, Laura Hale, Aaron Hood, Cara Kernan, Sophia Okeke, Kenia Padilla, Lindsay Scotti, Jeff Shen, Kalen Strickland, Tiffany Tinson, Crawford Torell, Barbara Wisdom

OFFICERS: The Reverend Dr. Matthew Waterstone, President; Sarah Underhill, Vice President; Arleen Thomas, Treasurer; Yvonne Schonborg, Clerk of Consistory.

Elders 2024-2025

Class of 2025

Shea Scanlon Lomma
Yvonne Schonborg,
Clerk of Consistory
Arleen Thomas,

Class of 2027

Brian Buttigieg
Jim Hoch
Paul Muir
Andy Rubenstein
Sarah Underhill,
Vice President of Consistory

Deacons 2024-2025

Class of 2025

Aaron Hood, Chair of Deacons
Sophia Okeke

Class of 2026

Laura Busker
Ashley Ching
Cara Kernan
Kenia Padilla

Class of 2027

Anthony Civale
Laura Hale

Lindsay Scotti
Jeff Shen
Kalen Strickland
Tiffany Tinson
Crawford Torell
Barbara Wisdom