The reason we are called Presbyterians is because we are ruled by Elders (in Greek means Presbyters) which make up the Session.



The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) is governed by councils, which “exist to help congregations and the church as a whole be more faithful participants in the mission of Christ.” The councils of the church are the session, the presbytery, the synod and the General Assembly. The session is the council for the congregation and is composed of ruling elders, elected by the congregation to active service, as well as all installed pastors and associate pastors.

Councils serve as an expression of the unity of the church and “all councils of the church are united by the nature of the church and share with one another responsibilities, rights and powers as provided by the Constitution.”  Along these lines, each council remains subject to the review of the next higher council. Our polity envisions a system of unity, mutuality and accountability where councils communicate and work together to make important decisions impacting the faith and mission of the whole church. Our polity presupposes a fellowship of love and trust where important constitutional matters are not decided unilaterally, but where lower councils collaborate with higher counsels to prayerfully discern the mind of Christ and work through decisions that will impact the mission of the church. Through dialogue and working together on important and often difficult decisions, sessions, presbyteries, synods and the General Assembly can help the whole church understand more fully what it means for us to be a community of faith, hope, love and witness 


The session is responsible for governing the congregation and guiding its witness to the sovereign activity of God in the world so that the congregation is and becomes a community of faith, hope, love and witness.  In seeking to help the congregation be and become this community, the session has an important role as it engages in prayerful discernment and attends to how God’s Spirit may be at work in the congregation and in the broader community. Along these lines, we recognize that ruling elders are provided “with particular gifts to share in discernment of God’s Spirit and governance of God’s people” and that “together with Ministers of the Word and Sacrament (Pastor), exercise leadership, government, spiritual discernment and discipline and have responsibilities for the life a congregation as well as the whole church…”


As it seeks to lead and guide the congregation, the session is to keep before it the Marks of the Church, the Notes of the Reformed Church, and the Great Ends of the Church. The session’s main responsibilities and powers fall within three broad categories tied to the Notes of the Church: 1)

Providing the word of God may be truly preached and heard; 2) Providing the Sacraments be rightly administered and received; and 3) Nurturing the covenant community of Christ’s disciples.

Those currently serving on Session:

Angie Allmer

Duane Dunn

Charlotte Enger

Mark Lee

Gail Martin

Sylvia Pringle

Elilzabeth Sherfy

Kevin Thoele

Nancy Burgard,  Clerk of Session


Property and Finance          Personnel Committee          Kitchen Committee          Worship Committee          Christian Nurture Committee          Church Growth & Outreach Committee

Mark Lee, Chair                                                                     Yvonne Wegner, Chair      Chair, Vacant                      Elizabeth Sherfy, Chair                      Chair, Vacant

Delbert Bossingham           Bob Martin                              Nancy Fletcher                  Sylvia Pringle                     Rachel Holsten                                     Bethyl Lueck

Bob Martin                            Carrie Orn                               Marge Nething                   Christiana Teboh              Jonelle Lindbo                                     Lou Mayer

Mark Sherfy                                                                           Maurine Scholer                 Edith Prentice                    Bev Schaack                                      Jenny Korynta

Joe Burgard                                                                           Susan Bond                        Dixie Lee                             Ruth Bossingham                              Jackie Barnes

Doug Reimers                                                                                                                      Mike Allmer                        Marcy zarkowski                                Delbert Bossingham

Randy Miller

Mary Reed, Treasurer

Membership Committee          Mission Committee       Stewardship Committee          Financial Review Committee          Social Media/Website Committee

Diane Weispfenning, Chair       Pat Lindbo, Chair           Chair position vacant               Jen Bollingberg, Chair                       Rev. Bob Boyar

Jackie Tarpinian                         Lou Mayer                       Dixie Lee                                     Nancy Burgard                                   Elizabeth Sherfy

Ruth Barkus                                Sylvia Pringle                  Mark Lee                                    Bill Weispfenning                               Sharon Watson

Steve Koehn                                Steve Reed                     Kathryn Bates                                                                                          Tony McIntyre   

Sue Parries                                  Mary Reed                                                                                                                                          Deb Hornung

Marge Nething                           Cindy Wermager  

Sanctuary Circle                                                        HERRB Project Committee

Dixie Lee & Elizabeth Sherfy, Co-Chairs                 Jackie Tarpinian, Chair

Nancy Burgard                                                           Kim Thoele

Nancy Fletcher                                                           Sylvia Pringle

Diane Weispfenning                                                


Links of intererest: 

Presbytery of the Northern Plains website:

PCUSA website:

Synod of Lakes and Prairies website: