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Church Office

Hours:
8:30 to 4:30 Monday - Friday

323 South Fairfax Street
Alexandria, Virginia  22314-3716
Phone: 703-549-6670
Fax: 703-549-9425
Email: opmh@opmh.org

The Session

The Session is the governing body of the Old Presbyterian Meeting House. Serving on the session are twenty-six elders, elected by the congregation in classes serving three year terms. The pastors also serve as members of session, and the congregation may elect up to two youth elders to serve one-year terms. It is the duty of elders to strengthen and nurture the faith and life of the congregation. Together with the pastors, they encourage the people in the worship and service of God, equip and renew them for their tasks within the church and for their mission in the world, and care for the people, with special attention to the poor, the sick, the lonely, and those who are oppressed.

The Board of Deacons

The Deacons at the Meeting House seek to lead the church in providing a ministry of care and compassion to our members and to the community. Serving on the Board of Deacons are thirty-two deacons, elected by the congregation in classes serving three year terms. The congregation may also elect up to two youth deacons to serve one-year terms.

The Board of Trustees

The Trustees serve as legal representatives of the congregation as instructed by the Session and congregation. They serve as overseers of the Endowment Trust, under supervision of the Session. There are three Trustees, each serving a three-year term.
 

Elders

Class of 2018

Skip Bea
Mike Farmer
Caitlin Jarecki
Linda Lanam
Jeff Mulvihill
Robin Muthig
Cary Pugh
Tony Sherman

Class of 2019

Toby Eckert
Martha Gibson
Neil hammerstrom
Chuck Jones
Lenore Marema
Jenny Parker
Margaret Rizzi
Tom Roberts

Class of 2020

George Bostick
Gerald Cooper
Jennifer Crawford
Cindy Douglass
Megan Hendy
Laura Osman
Michael Sramek

 

Deacons

Class of 2018

Martha Beall
Michael Braymen
Kendall Casey
Laura Cassidy
Mitch Michener
Lois Rawson
Beth Simmons
Bill Sundwick
Dara Surratt
Rob Thormeyer

Class of 2019

Susan Ballou
Becky Bostick
Karen Chipman
Julie Church
Lynn Eiseman
Sarah Murphy
Annmarie Pittman
Tack Richardson
Marcia Smith
Pamela Vetrini

Class of 2020

Bonnie Branding
Marie-France Bunting
Rob Dunn
Tim Elmore
Brandon Hensley
Martha Johnston
Joan Moser
Brent Perry
Chris Pommerer
Beth Roberts

Trustees

Class of 2018

Charlie Ballou

Class of 2019

Allyson Hazzard

Class of 2020

Caswell Hobbs

Ministry Moderators 2017 - 2018

The work of the church is done by the people! The Session has created seven ministries to carry out the work of the church. Each ministry is led by at least one member of the session, and is made up of people from the congregation willing to put their time and talent to carry out the mission of the church.

If you are interested in participating in one or more of the ministries, or in some of the activities listed therein, please contact the church office or fill out the Time and Talent online survey.

Clerk of the Session - Lenore Marema

Worship Ministry: Overall planning and coordination of worship at the Meeting House. Also includes ushering, children’s music, adult choir, Concerts with a Cause, producing seasonal devotional booklets, lay readers, the sanctuary sound system, arranging flowers, and seasonal decorations. Elder Neil Hammerstrom, Moderator

Education Ministry: Overall planning for education for children, youth, and adults, including Sunday School for all ages, youth fellowship, and mid-week studies. Also includes the children and adult libraries, Vacation Bible School, the Meeting House Cooperative Preschool, and the Reformed Institute.  Elder Toby Eckert, Moderator

Service & Justice Ministry: Overall planning for our outreach to those in need: locally, nationally, and internationally.   Also includes advocacy and social justice, mission trips, Concerts with a Cause, scholarships, an Alternative Christmas Fair, and many local volunteer opportunities.  Elder Tom Roberts, Moderator

Membership-Evangelism Ministry:  Overall planning for our outreach into the community, our welcoming of visitors and new members, hospitality and fellowship within our congregation, and special events. Elder Jeff Mulvihill, Moderator

Administration Ministry:  Overall planning and organizational strategy. Also includes Personnel, Communications and History and Archives.  Elder Lenore Marema, Moderator

Stewardship-Finance Ministry:  Nurtures the congregation in giving of time, talent, and money; and then manages and monitors our use of funds.  Elder Chuck Jones, Moderator

Facilities Ministry: Provides for the care and upkeep of our buildings and grounds, furnishings and equipment. Also includes capital improvements and oversight of the Churchyard Burial Ground.  Elder Jenny Parker, Moderator

 

 

Old Presbyterian Meeting House 323 South Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 703-549-6670