At the conclusion of the worship service on Sunday, June 3, 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 another two-year term, and Jim Dudley has been nominated for a first term of one year. (Phil Sprunger has two more years on his current term, while pastors Doug Dean and Mark Anderson are elders ex officio.)
DEACONS: Glen Moyer will continue another two years if confirmed by the vote, and three new deacons are on the ballot for one year terms: Scott Blasingame, Brian Pauling, and Dan Thompson. (Mike Walls continues his 3-year term that began last year.)
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 position.)