Offices at St. James
Each year at St. James we prayerfully nominate persons to serve in the offices of Elder, Deacon, Trustee, Personnel Committee, and Nominating Committee. Members of the church are prayerfully invited to fill out form below to submit names into nominations.
The Office of Ruling Elder
Ruling elders, together with ministers of word and sacrament, exercise leadership, government, spiritual discernment, and discipline and have responsibilities for the life of a congregation as well as the whole church, including ecumenical relationships.
The Office of Deacon
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. They shall assume such other duties as may be delegated to them from time to time by the session, such as leading the people in worship through prayers of intercession, reading the Scriptures, presenting the gifts of the people, and assisting with the Lord’s Supper.
The Office of Trustee
At St. James the trustees are elected by the congregation and commissioned by the pastor to ensure that the property and financial resources of the church are well kept and accounted for.
The Nominating Committee prayerfully studies the congregation’s leadership needs, takes the time necessary to explore the nature of each office and a candidate’s qualifications to fill it, provides a necessary forum for thorough, open, and confidential discussion of these matters, and partners with the session to manage the process of officer election.
Along with the senior pastor, the Personnel Committee manages the evaluation, policies, and procedures associated with church personnel.
Officer Nomination Form
The form below allows you to nominate officers for service at St. James. This form goes directly to the Nominating Committee and is therefore a confidential submission.