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The Session

Session training

The Session

In the Presbyterian Church (PCUSA) local Congregations govern themselves through an elected board called the Session. Session members serve for three years. Each year, one third of the Session members retire from Session and are replaced by members elected from the congregation, or agree to an additional three year term. This provides stability and continuity in governing the congregation. A senior Minister moderates the Session which is headed by the Clerk of Session, neither of whom are voting members of the session.


Clerk of Session


Moderator of the Finance Committee

Richard Russell

Treasurer of the Corporation

Annalise Bol

Youth Elder

Current Session Members

Class of 2022

  • Don Meldrum
  • Jill Barnum
  • Bob Brush
  • Richard Coryell
  • Ellen Dykhuis
  • Kathy Jennings
  • Heather Misner

Class of 2023

  • Susan Agostinelli
  • Kathy Cooney
  • Laura Ford
  • Craig Kortlandt
  • Oliver Takuh
  • Deb Taylor
  • Janet Todd

Class of 2024

  • Becky Demcovitz
  • Cynthia Feucht
  •  Mark Loehrke
  •  Mark Ohrstrom
  •  Pat Stromsta
  • Heather Cloetingh
  • Scott Wilson

Learn More

Learn more about the committees behind the Session and the Kalamazoo First Presbyterian Church.

Committees of Session


Learn more about the Deacons and how they serve under the Session.