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A Consistory combines the ministerial functions and governmental powers of the offices of Minister, Elder and Deacon in the service and supervision of a local church
The office of the Elder is one of servanthood and service representing Christ through the action of the Holy Spirit. Elders are chosen members of spiritual discernment, exemplary life, charitable spirit, and wisdom grounded in God’s Word. Elders, together with the installed minister, are to have supervision of the church entrusted to them. They are set apart for a ministry of watchful and responsible care for all matters relating to the welfare and good order of the church. They have oversight over the conduct of the members of the congregation and seek to bring that conduct into conformity with the Word of God, thereby empowering all members to live out their Christian vocation in the world.
Dennis Crom - Vice President
Jerry Buseman - Clerk
Vernon VanHorn - Education
Brian Lupkes - Pulpit Supply
The office of the Deacon is one of servanthood and service representing Christ through the action of the Holy Spirit. Deacons are chosen members of spiritual commitment, exemplary life, compassionate spirit, and sound judgment, who are set apart for a ministry of mercy, service, and outreach. They are to receive the contributions of the congregation and to distribute them under the direction of the consistory. Deacons give particular attention and care to the whole benevolence program of the church. They have charge of all gifts contributed and distribute them with discretion.
Frank Schnoes - General Treasurer
Joel Meier - Buildings
Joe DeVries - Grounds & Cemetery
Phil Markwardt - Benevolent Treasurer & Music