Emmanuel believes strongly in the "priesthood of all believers," the biblical idea that all of us are called and equipped to tend to the spiritual needs of others. We also believe the Scriptures direct churches to elect from their own a group of elders to provide spiritual oversight to the congregation. Individually, elders are responsible to counsel, teach, pray with and for the members of Emmanuel. Collectively, these elders form what Presbyterians call a "Session," which governs a local congregation.

To learn more about the ministry of an elder, please read Qualifications for Elder.

Emmanuel Elders

Lawson Bader

Joshua Chang

Jamie Johnson

Jim Wesolowski

Elder Nominations

The nomination process for deacons and elders is now open through the month of November. In nominating a candidate for church office at Emmanuel, you are taking an active step in the government and function of our church. We ask you to do this prayerfully. Please provide thoughtful input of the qualifications you have personally seen demonstrated by the nominee. After nominating a member from our congregation, we ask you keep this information confidential.  

For any questions you have about the nominating process, please  e-mail Scott Seaton.    

Elder nomination form

(Emmanuel Diaconal Ministry information)
"For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord." Romans 8:38-39