The belief that the people of God are called to be leaders is at the heart of the Presbyterian way. This commitment manifests itself in a style of “representative democracy” that is unique in the worldwide church. This representative democracy is embodied in the boards of the church: the Session and the Board of Deacons. The officers who serve on these boards have been identified for their gifts of leadership and a commitment to the life and ministry of this congregation and are elected to three-year terms by the congregation. These elections are held each November. Officers are then ordained and installed in January, when they begin their term of service.
Our 2023 ruling Elders are Debby Brown, Tom Davids, Carol Dudick-Nicholas, Mike Garoutte, Holly Hayashida, Phil Hayashida, Sheryl Hinchman, and Katie Wechsler. Sherri Garoutte is serving as the Clerk of Session.
Board of Deacons: Sheryl Hinchman
Buildings & Grounds: Tom Davids
Change A Life Ministry (CALM): Mike Garoutte
Community Outreach: Carol Dudick-Nicholas
Family Ministry: Katie Wechsler
Fellowship and Connections: Debby Brown
Global Outreach: Phil Hayashida
Leadership & Nominating: Sheryl Hinchman
Personnel: Katie Wechsler
Preschool: Holly Hayashida
Spiritual Formation: Mike Garoutte
Stewardship & Finance: Holly Hayashida
Worship: Debby Brown
Trinity Presbyterian Church is a member of the Presbytery of San Francisco and the Synod of the Pacific, governing bodies of the Presbyterian Church (USA). As a congregation of the Presbyterian Church (USA), Trinity Presbyterian Church is organized according to the denomination’s Book of Order.