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

Sam Evans, Clerk of Session
Sara Pfaff, Deputy Clerk of Session

Don Allerton, Mike Ban, Kathi Bates, Nan Birmingham, Rick Bogaard,
Ron Bottrell, Linda Bracken, Martha Brown, Irene Bumpus,
Rachael Cohen (Youth), Juli Crabtree, Ted Davis, Rebecca Dixon,
June Dorn, Beverly Christian Freberg, Lies Garner, Ellen Gignilliat,
Marilee Hopkins, Joe Jeffery, Judy Kerch, Arnie Lenters, Maggie Lewis,
Marc Miller, John Barlow Nelson, Sandy Nelson, Rebecca Nilsson, Ken Ohr,
Bev Pace, Brad Pierce, Joe Pixler, Arlene Raine, Gary Rayl, Rick Sabol,
Mary Schaafsma, Les Ventsch, Ken Walker, Roger Wilson