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.

Current Elders
Joy Anderson, Michelle Becker, Steve Block, Gerry Bloomer, Monica Brown, Tim Calkins, John Collins (youth), Hope Daniels, Joe Fong, Deb Ford, Ken Gaines, Lisa Garay, James Garner, Gary Graham, Jeanne Griffin, Stephen Hauser, Julie James, Christiane Knapp-Andrews, Tracy Koogler, Jerry Latherow, Ji Inn Lee, Jared Light, Carol Lobbes, Kelley Lynch, David Marshall, Mark Meyer, Betsy Morgan, Howard Morgan, Craig Morrison, Clara Radtke (youth), Enjolique Reed, Tim Schellhardt, Dawn Vanderveen, Emma Vis, Jeff Weber, Toni Yang, Allison Youngblood, Sarah Younger