The office of Deacon was the first office established by the apostolic church in Jerusalem to meet the needs of the widows in the fellowship of believers (Acts 6). As such, it was first envisioned as a ministry of compassion and hands-on caring for those in need. It still retains that focus in Presbyterian congregations around the world.
The size of the Board of Deacons is set by the Session. There are currently nineteen Deacons assisting the pastors and the parish nurses in providing spiritual and pastoral care to our members, their families, and the community. Deacons are elected by the congregation and serve three year terms. They meet monthly to pray for the church and coordinate the ministry of compassion that is so essential to the health and vitality of our congregation.
The Deacons of Northminster Presbyterian Church
Class of 2016
Class of 2017
Class of 2018