Ruling elders are chosen by the congregation to discern and measure its fidelity to the Word of God, and to strengthen and nurture its faith and life. Ruling elders, together with pastors, exercise leadership, government, spiritual discernment, and discipline, and have responsibilities for the life of a congregation as well as the whole church, including ecumenical relationships.
At FHPC, ruling elders serve three-year terms to make up our session, the governing body of the church. Our current ruling elders are:
- Class of 2022: Scott Mitchell and Anna Margaret Price
- Class of 2023: Phylliss Moret and Irene Roberts
- Class of 2024: Earl Jones