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 2022 ruling Elders are Margie Barkhau, Debby Brown, Mike Garoutte, Mark Gerhardt, Gay Hansten, Sheryl Hinchman, Deborah Kemper and Katie Wechsler. Sherri Garoutte is serving as the Clerk of Session.
Board of Deacons: Margie Barkhau
Buildings & Grounds: Debby Brown
Change A Life Ministry (CALM): Margie Barkhau
Community Outreach: Sheryl Hinchman
Connections and Fellowship: Katie Wechsler
Family Ministry: Katie Wechsler
Global Outreach: Mike Garoutte
Hybrid Ministry: Deborah Kemper
Leadership & Nominating: Sheryl Hinchman
Personnel: Mark Gerhardt
Preschool: Deborah Kemper
Stewardship & Finance: Mark Gerhardt
Spiritual Formation: Mike Garoutte
Worship: Gay Hansten
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.