The office of Deacon as set forth in Scripture is one of sympathy, witness, and service after the example of Jesus Christ. Persons of spiritual character, honest repute, of exemplary lives, brotherly and sisterly love, warm sympathies and sound judgment should be chosen for this office.


It is the duty of deacons, first of all, to minister to those who are in need, to the sick, to the friendless, and to any who may be in distress both within and beyond the community of faith. They shall assume such other duties as may be delegated to them from time to time by the session, such as leading the people in worship through prayers of intercession, reading the Scriptures, presenting the gifts of the people, and assisting with the Lord’s Supper. Book of Order, G-6.0401–02

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Diane Yang


Class of 2020

Shortly after becoming a member of St. John’s Presbyterian Church, I was honored to be nominated for Deacon. I attended several Deacon meetings, prior to Installation, to have an idea of how the meetings are run. In January of 2018, after being installed as a Deacon, I accepted the Deacon Moderator position. I have been on the Hospital/Visitation and Meals Committees. To organize the calling of our congregation and participants, I created and participated in the Congregation Contact Committee. I have loved working with our wonderful Deacons to help support and serve those at St. John’s.

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June Rosta

Class of 2021

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David Bohnhoff-Meals

Meals Committee

Class of 2020

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Sarah Dearddorf

Class of 2023

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Ann McElreath

Memorial/Bereavement, Chair

Congregational Contact Committee

Class of 2020

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Carole Meiners

Class of 2020

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Peggy Meyer

Expressions of Care

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Tricia Murray

Memorial/Bereavement Committee

Class of 2023

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