(What is the session?)
The session is made up of teaching and ruling elders, who together form the session, which is the body of leaders in a local Presbyterian church. An elder is an ordained man who shepherds souls entrusted to his care, focusing on spiritual care of these members, in teamwork with the pastors.
Falls Church’s Session consists of the pastor and ruling elders: Robert Donehoo (Clerk), Robert Fikkert, Roger Ruchti, Pastor Ben Snodgrass (moderator), John Swartzendruber and Jeff Van Ess.
Board of Deacons
Made up of ordained men, commonly called deacons, who enable the elders to care for souls, by providing deeds of mercy and care for people’s earthly lives – such as budget coaching for finances, and aid for bodies when we suffer with injury, unemployment, illness, or aging.
Falls Church’s Board of Deacons consists of: Doug Cain, John Dregne, Kurt Huber, Al Kolff, Darin Riggleman, Chris Roosien (treasurer), Pastor Ben Snodgrass (moderator), and Christopher Uitz.
Board of Trustees
A trustee cares for the church building, the church grounds, the pastor’s house, and handles the payment of church bills, so that the pastors, elders, and deacons can focus on caring for people.
Falls Church’s Board of Trustees consists of: Bill Pfister (President), Roger Ruchti (Treasurer), Jeff Robbins (clerk), Jeff Brejwo, Christopher Kolff, Philip Post and Chris Roosien.