In Corona, and throughout the country, Presbyterian churches are distinctive in two major ways: they adhere to a pattern of religious thought known as Reformed theology and a form of government that stresses the active, representational leadership of both ministers and church members.
The Session consists of church members, elected by the congregation, who also feel they are called by God to serve in such a capacity. The Session is responsible for the business and administration of the church. Each Session member is ordained as an Elder of the church and serves a three-year term. As a part of their responsibilities, each Elder chairs one of the standing committees of the church.
The current Elders serving on Session at Frist Presbyterian Church of Corona are:
Rev. Henry DeGraaff (Moderator)
Marilyn Mittelstadt (Clerk)
The office of Deacon as set forth in Scripture is one of sympathy, witness, and service after the example of Jesus Christ (Book of Order, G-6.0401.) Similar to the Session, the Board of Deacons consists of elected members, who feel called by God to serve as such, and are ordained, and serve the congregation. They minister to those who are in need, to the sick, the friendless, and to any who may be in distress. Click here for more on Deacons’ Ministry.
The Deacons currently serving Christ’s people at First Presbyterian Church of Corona are: