The word Presbyterian is derived from the Greek word presbyter which means Elder. The Presbyterian Church is ruled by Elders -- Teaching Elders are ordained ministers and Ruling Elders are men and women elected from the congregation and ordained to lead the Church in councils.
The Session is the council which governs the local congregation. The Session is composed of the Teaching Elder (or Teaching Elders) who serve the congregation and act as Moderator of the Session. Ruling Elders are elected for three year terms.
The Session at Mars Hill Presbyterian Church is composed of the pastor, The Rev. Dr. Leslie Rust (Teaching Elder) and twelve Ruling Elders divided into three classes.
Ruling Elder Janet Martin serves as Clerk of Session.
Ruling Elder Annette McJunkin serves as Church Treasurer.
Elder Class of 2018
Walter Alexander - Worship
Leslie Burger - Christian Education
Don Cheek - Property
Daisy Dunlop - Congregational Support
Elder Class of 2019
Annete McJunkin - Stewardship
Alan Payne - Worship
Reba Powers - Missions/Outreach
Danny Reed - Property
Elder Class of 2020
John Goins - Stewardship
Janet Martin - MIssions/Outreach
Marianna Speakman - Missions/Outreach
Bill Wilson - Stewardship