The Session, which is the governing body of the church, is made up of thirty-seven Elders (the translation of the Greek word presbyteros). The Session is responsible for the whole life and ministry of Fourth Presbyterian Church. The Session’s goals are currently focused on shaping faith, building community, serving others, and stewarding resources.

Particular responsibilities include receiving new members; leading the congregation in mission; providing for worship and the administration of the sacraments—baptism and communion—offering educational programs, pastoral care, and fellowship opportunities; and challenging the congregation in its stewardship of time, talent, and financial resources.

Several committees oversee these responsibilities and report to the Session.


Members of Session

Andy McGaan, Clerk of Session
Molly Baskin, Deputy Clerk of Session

Blake Anderson, Luke Beasley, Pam Block, Kathryn Burkhardt, Phil Calian, Lola Coke, Lesley Conzelman, Michael DeVries, Abbie Fassnacht, Arlene Faulk, Sarah Force (Youth), Eloise Foster, Debbie Frisch, Christopher Gentry, Alison Gerland Blaser, Armon Haagen, Chris Horsman, Bobbie Huskey, Emily Childers Jurgens, Jim Kulich, Corey McPherrin, Don Nelson, Holly O'Mara, Cris Ohr, Bill Patterson, Tom Payne, Hilary Richardson, Fred Schwartz, John Stracks, Laura Sterkel, Michael Tax, Russell Vilt, Betsy Zeiger