Meet Our Pastors
We are currently in the process of hiring a new primary pastor.
Josiah Liljekvist joined our staff in May of 2021 as a part-time youth director and was hired on as a full-time Director of Family Ministries in October of the same year. He is currently also leading Worship services.
Josiah has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Youth Ministry from Lee University and is currently studying for a Graduate Degree in Ministry Leadership also from Lee University. He is expected to graduate with this degree in December of 2023.
In Josiah's spare time, he enjoys all things outdoors, cooking, longboarding, board games, and video games. Josiah is married to Courtney, who has a Masters Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and is currently a practicing in-home therapist.
Church Staff and Leadership
Administrative Assistant: Andrea Woodworth
Sexton: Marvin Stidam
Choir Director: Kathy Morelock
Organist/Pianist: Robbie Cody
Organist: Paula Griffith
Children's Music: Mindy Steele
Youth Intern: Leila Pavlovsky
Clerk of Session: Krystal Miller
Church Treasurer: Lukas Salyer
Church Session: Bill Brown, Joshua Johnson, Moe McCormack, Krystal Miller, Tommy Newman, Lukas Salyer, Amy Slifko, Andrea Thomas
Interim Session Moderator: Rev. Courtney Krueger
"Presbyterian" describes a form of church government where decisions are made by elected representatives. Those representatives are called "elders," but they aren't necessarily old! Elders can be any age, and leadership positions are open to women as well as to men.
Our elders serve three-year terms on the ruling body, which is called the Session. The Session meets once a month to do church business, and our ruling elders help with pastoral responsibilities as well.
Churches within a particular geographical area are organized into Presbyteries. All ministers plus elected elder representatives from each congregation meet twice a year to do Presbytery business, which includes work on shared ministries and mission efforts, oversight of pastors and candidates for ministry, and assistance for churches who are in need.