Our 5th Principle calls for “the use of the democratic process within our congregations.” We emphasize democratic principles in our theology, history, and congregational independence. One way we express our congregational will is by using democratic processes in many areas of church programming and management. We apply the democratic process when the congregation votes on important issues. For example, we vote to call a minister, make capital improvements, or whether to participate in social justice initiatives.
Please go to the Members/Governing Documents page if you want to read some of our governing documents.
Trustees of the board are elected at each Annual Membership Meeting to three-year terms. When unexpected vacancies occur, Trustees may be appointed or elected to a partial term.
Our bylaws state: “The slate of officers shall be selected annually by the Board of Trustees at the first Board meeting of the new year, or as soon thereafter as practical.”
The Board of Trustees consists of:
- Congregation President
- Vice President
- Five At-Large positions
Please visit Contact Us for the names and email addresses of persons who currently hold these positions.