Top row from left to right: Arne Jerfsten, John Spreitzer, Dr. Allan Janssen, Bob Vanderwerker, Bob Van Ostenbridge, and Fletcher Fish. Bottom row from Left to right: Beryl Ferrari, Elizabeth Gulmy, Peter Bieszard, Gail Sternitzke, Jessie Richards, and Leigh Manganaro. Missing: Sally Bieszard, Jodi Stewart, and Bob Freudenrich
What is Consistory
Local Reformed churches are governed by a consistory composed of elders and deacons elected by the congregation and ordained into their offices. They are responsible for all aspects of the life of our congregation.
Elders have as their primary task the spiritual health of the congregation. Together as the Board of Elders they handle all matters concerning membership, including receiving new members and approving requests for baptism. They also shepherd the congregation’s active participation in the worship and work of the church.
Deacons care for the material well-being of members of the church and the community. They have primary responsibility for the mission of the congregation as well as the congregation’s physical properties.
The Community Church of Glen Rock has seven elders and seven deacons who serve on the consistory. Each is elected to a three-year term and can be re-elected to one further term.