Elders

Elders make up the church’s governing body which is called the Session. Mission del Sol, like all Presbyterian churches, is a representative democracy. The word “Presbyterian” actually comes from the Greek word presbuteros which means “elder.”


We are governed by elders who are democratically chosen from and by the entire congregation. Governance and authority over church matters resides with these elected elders. Our Session oversees the day-to-day-work of the church and supervises the Deacons, who are elected to conduct the temporal and charitable ministry of the church. The Session is composed of 18 ruling elders. Elders serve a three-year term.

  • Greg Allemang

    Nominating

    Class of 2025

  • Chris Brown

    Special Projects

    Class of 2025

  • karen bruggeman

    Christian Education

    Class of 2023

  • LARRY LANGER

    Facilities

    Class of 2024

  • LIZ MCKENNA

    Congregational Life

    Class of 2024

  • BRENDA MCSWAIN

    Human Resources

    Class of 2024

  • sue neel

    Membership

    Class of 2025

  • Cyndi Reighard

    Human Resources

    Class of 2023

  • Steve Rowe

    Finance

    Class of 2024

  • Nelma Shearer

    Worship

    Class of 2023

  • Jan Spence

    Social Justice

    Class of 2023

  • chuck zimmerman

    Stewardship

    Class of 2025

  • Susan Hernandez

    Clerk of Session

    Contact the Clerk: email

  • Gordon Parnell

    Treasurer

Deacon board

The role of the Deacons is one of “sympathy, service and witness” to the love of God as shown in the life of Jesus Christ. In the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A), the office of Deacon is designed “to minister to those in need, to the sick, to the friendless, and to any who may be in distress both within and beyond the community of faith.” (Book of Order, G-6.0402). The origin of “deacon” is the Greek word diakonos, “servant.”


At Mission del Sol we have an elected Board of Deacons who oversee our numerous mission projects and guide the congregation in reaching out to others in our community and around the world. Deacons meet the second Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the library.

  • Sally Appleby

    Class of 2023

  • Doug Brown

    Class of 2024

  • Hilary Cummings

    Class of 2024

  • Audrey Dieken

    Class of 2024

  • Dorothy Hanson

    Class of 2023

  • jill hewitt

    Class of 2025

  • Janie Parks

    Class of 2023

  • Jeanette Parnell

    Class of 2023

  • jayne prohaska

    Class of 2025

  • Maria Richards

    Class of 2025

  • Todd Whittard

    Class of 2024