The Office of Deacon as set forth in Scripture is one of sympathy, witness, and service after the example of Jesus Christ.   It is the duty of deacons, first of all, to minister to those who are in need, to the sick, to the friendless, and to any who may be in distress both within and beyond the community of faith. (PC(USA) Book of Order G-6.0401/6.0402)

The Board of Deacons of Faith Church

Class of 2018 Class of 2019 Class of 2020

Joan Zinader

 Hospitality, Card Ministry,
CCC Liaison

Bonnie Halle

Deacon’s Corner website


Kay Galberg


Bob Casey

Blood Drive/Flu Shots,
We Care Team

Betty Engelke

Food Shelf

Dave Wood

Helping Hands

Mary Currie

HOPE Garden Liaison, Faith Meals

Lorraine Kunkle

Nominating Committee,
We Care Team


Joyce Schreiner

We Care Team

Pat Cohill

Helping Hands


Paige Caracuzzo



Alice Garvey


About the Board of Deacons

The Term of Service for a Deacon is 3 years, with a maximum term of 2 terms served consecutively.  

There are currently 12 Deacons including the Executive Committee members: Moderator,  Vice Moderator, Treasurer and Secretary.

Executive committee duties at Faith Church include:

  • Prepare the agenda for each meeting.
  • Take Minutes at each meeting and submit a copy to Session.
  • Prepare a monthly Treasurer's Report and submit a copy to Session / write checks as required.
  • Prepare Deacon's Yearly Report for the church Annual Report.
  • Update Deacon's Calling Tree as required.

Deacon duties, in addition to those listed in the Book of Order, include:

  • Attend meetings held on the 3rd Monday of each month, at 7 p.m . Deacons will notify the Moderator if they cannot attend.
  • Serve in at least one ministry capacity within Faith Church Board of Deacons as follows: Member Support, We Care Team, Card Program, Food Shelf, Community / Emergency Services, Faith Church "Helping Hands", Nominating Committee, Blood Drive or Hospitality. Officers may not be required to serve in these ministries.
  • Support church youth activities.
  • Participate in an annual joint meeting with Session.
  • Assist in new Deacon training as needed.
  • Present a "Moment for Deacons" to the congregation as required.
  • Prepapare and/or Serve Communion on a rotational basis with other Deacons.
  • Pray with the Pastor prior to Sunday worship on assigned rotation. Deacons are encouraged to pray with the Pastor as often as they can, even on Sundays not assigned.
  • Maintain the Elder/Deacon call list, used for emergency communication with one another or the members of the congregation.

There is a Deacon Mail Box in the hallway next to the church office where the congregation can leave prayer requests, and other communications. In order to respect confidentiality, full names of those "In Need" are not included in monthly minutes.

Deacons are assigned Prayer Partners within the organization to share prayer requests and thanksgiving in supporting one another.

Consider becoming a Deacon the next time the Nominating Committee contacts you. The possibilities are endless and so are the rewards!

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