In addition to the staff, the two main groups that provide leadership to the church are the Deacons and the members of Session (called Elders).
The Deacons are the nurturing outreach arm of the church both for the congregation and for the community-at-large. They donate resources of money, time, and talent to support and encourage fellowship within the SPC family, and to raise funds for specific charities within the community.
In addition to small and large projects that they undertake for the church on a regular basis, they’ve organized many fund-raising events, including cooking and serving pancake breakfasts, and running successful food booths at both the Sausalito Arts Festival in September and Jazz by the Bay in the summer months.
Deacons are elected by church members once a year.
Current deacons: Janice Graham, Diane Jorgensen, Derryl Milliken, Jean Olson, Carson K. Smith, Earle Smith, Kathy Thompson (Moderator), Pam Will
Ordination of Deacons (those present for photo), September 16, 2012
DEACONS, Class of 2013
Diane Jorgensen, Pam Will, Jean OLson, Janice Graham, Conrad Jorgensen (NEW), Kathy Thompson
DEACONS, Class of 2014
Earle Smith, Derryl Millican, Carson Smith
DEACONS, Class of 2015
Jennifer Seaman (NEW), Tad Hopp (NEW)
Session is the elected church board, and its members have the responsibility to set goals and strategy for the church, create the church’s annual budget and oversee church finances, oversee staff and their compensation, maintain our property and facilities, approve and/or set church policies, and many, many other tasks that arise during the church year.
Elders are elected by church members once a year and serve 3-year terms. They meet once a month, usually the 4th Tuesday of the month.
Current elders: Ralph Hooper, Clerk of Session, Morgan Beatty, Winnie Beatty, Julie Carlson, Marti Cermak, Alison Deal, Jill Fugaro, Steve Fugaro, Mary Grogan (who is also SPC treasurer), Conrad Jorgensen, Sterling Lim, Noel Norton, Jean Patterson, Rob Ross
Ordination of Session (those present for photo), September 16, 2012
Congregational election meeting Sunday, Dec. 7, 2012 for the following roster:
ELDERS, Class of 2013
Steve Fugaro, Mary Grogan, Robert Weedn (NEW), Sterling Lim, Jill Fugaro
ELDERS, Class of 2014
Julie Carlson, Morgan Beatty, Winnie Beatty, Marti Cermak, Jean Patterson, Alison Deal
ELDERS, Class of 2015
Claudia Webb (NEW), Ann Mahony (NEW), Carole Jehling (re-activivating to active status), Sonnee Weedn (re-activating to active status