At the 150th Annual Meeting of the Congregation, which was held on Sunday, February 9, 2020, the following individuals were elected to serve as officers of this congregation. Please join us in congratulating them and thanking them for their willingness to serve in these leadership roles.
Session: Class of 2020–2023
Maddie Pieper (Youth, one-year term)
Melanie Oh Pierce
Katie Reome (Youth, one-year term)
Deacons: Class of 2020–2023
Beth Stone Bentley
Addie Cook (Youth, one-year term)
Sameula Kosipa (Youth, one-year term)
Emily Barker Stanley
Trustees: Class of 2020–2023
2020–2021 Nominating Committee At-Large Members
To recommend yourself or another Fourth Church member to serve as an officer beginning in May 2021, please click here.
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, the Board of Trustees, 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 February. Officers are then ordained and installed in May, when they begin their term of service.
Fourth Church is a member of the Presbytery of Chicago and the Synod of Lincoln Trails, governing bodies of the Presbyterian Church (USA). As a congregation of the Presbyterian Church (USA), Fourth Church is organized according to the denomination’s Book of Order. Men and women are nominated and elected by the congregation to serve three year terms as ordained elders and deacons, and as trustees.