At the conclusion of the worship service on Sunday, May 18, Trinity's membership will have the opportunity to vote "yes" or "no" for each person nominated for either elder or deacon. This is an important piece of the process to confirm the selection of the church's leaders, according to the standards outlined in the New Testament. Elders are spiritual leaders who share the responsibility of shepherding the flock. Deacons exercise leadership related to the church's ministries of mercy and in matters of our physical facilities.
ELDERS: Tom Brown is up for a one-year term, and Phil Sprunger has agreed to two more years at this time. (Jim Dudley has two more years on his current term, while pastors Doug Dean and Mark Anderson are elders ex officio.)
DEACONS: We've asked Lou Milanesi to join the deacon team for the first time, and as is our custom, we'll start him out with a one-year term if confirmed by the vote of the members. Glen Moyer has signed on for two more years. (Scott Blasingame and Brian Pauling each have another year on their current term, and Dan Thompson is set to serve until the 2016 church family meeting.)
To be confirmed for office, a nominee must receive a "yes" vote from 75% of members present and voting. (Note: the nominees are not running against each other; if all receive 75% or more affirmative votes, all will serve in their respective leadership positions.)