The Session, which is the governing body of the church, is made up of thirty-seven Elders (the translation of the Greek word presbyteros). The Session is responsible for the whole life and ministry of Fourth Presbyterian Church. The Session’s goals are currently focused on shaping faith, building community, serving others, and stewarding resources.

Particular responsibilities include receiving new members; leading the congregation in mission; providing for worship and the administration of the sacraments (baptism and communion); offering educational programs, pastoral care, and fellowship opportunities; and challenging the congregation in its stewardship of time, talent, and financial resources. Several committees oversee these responsibilities and report to the Session.

More details on the Session

Current Elders

Nichollette Andrews-Maggio
Rick Artwick
Alan Bath
Susan Boggie
Kay Brungs Laud
Cynthia Casteel
Teddy Chong (youth)
John MacKenzie Clum
Lisa Dagher
Margaret Douglas
Nikki Drake
Laura Fairman
Rhonda Faulkner
Jill Fenstermaker
Karin Gambell
Kerry Grady
Gary Graham
Cynthia Joho
Rachel Letcher
Carl Lingenfelter
Janet Love
John Marr
Theresa Mintle
Kash Morgan
Justin Myers
Mark Nelson
Kaylyn Patterson
Arlene Raine
Andrea Schwartz
Lisa Stracks
Vera Tax (youth)
Barton Tretheway
Gretchen Wahl
Jessica Wang
David Wilson
Eric Wu
Sarah Younger
Christine Zrinsky


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(at Michigan Avenue)
Chicago, Illinois 60611.2014
(Across from the Hancock)

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