How We’re Governed

Local Presbyterian churches are governed by Session, which consists of church pastoral staff and elders. Twelve elders are elected by the congregation to staggered three-year  terms.  LNPC’s Session meets in Gard Hall on the fourth Monday of every month at 7:00 pm. Sitting Elders chair or co-chair the ministry teams of the church.

Session Moderator: Rev. James Szeyller

Pastor: Rev. James Szeyller


Clerk of Session:  Denise Carter

Treasurer:   Tom Stocksdale

Class of 2018:  Chuck Griswold, Carl Knutson, Jean Shelton and Tom Stocksdale

Class of 2019:  Greg Heath, Cassandra Ondryas, Frank Pearce and Scott Troester

Class of 2020:  Craig Baker, Denise Carter, Howard Hirakawa and Ann Webb

Ministry Team Leaders:

Buildings and Grounds:   Tom Stocksdale

Caring Ministry:   Margaret Lee

Christian Education:   Howard Hirakawa and Scott Troester

Communications:  Ann Webb

Congregational Life:  Chuck Griswold and Greg Heath

Deacons: Lois Wright

Finance and Operations / Planned Giving:   Frank Pearce

Health Ministry:   Ellen Pearce, Parish Nurse

Helping Hands:   Sam Johnson

Mission:   Carl Knutson and Cassandra Ondryas

Personnel:   Craig Baker and Greg Heath

Stephen Ministry:   Margaret Lee

Stewardship:   Denise Carter

Website: Chuck Griswold

Worship and Music:  Jean Shelton