Elders are called to be spiritual leaders, strengthening and nurturing the faith and life of the congregation committed to their charge. In the Constitution of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) elders are instructed to engage members in the mission of the church and to provide opportunities for evangelism, pastoral care, worship, education and stewardship (Book of Order, G-10.0100).

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Ray Bledsoe

Clerk of Session

Class of 2020

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Lifelong Presbyterian born in Illinois. Ordained 1982 in Chicago, Illinois.


Served in all compacity’s (Committees and Boards) in five Presbyterian Churches. Currently in fourteenth year as Clerk of Session in three different churches.


Served in the Presbytery of Chicago; Presbytery of Great Rivers and the Presbytery of Nevada.  Served on the Standing Committee on Leadership Development for the Synod of Lincoln Trails.

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Marla Bohnhoff

Welcoming Committee

Class of 2023

Cary Parke

Building and Grounds Committee

Class of 2023

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Tom Day

Nominating Committee

Class of 2023

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JoAnn Elston

older Adult Ministry

Class of 2021

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Martha Galloway

Worship Committee

Class of 2021

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Joan Jeffers

Finance Committee

Class of 2022

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Aaron Karr

Welcoming Committee

Class of 2022

Hello, my name is Aaron Karr. I am a software developer for Monarch Casino Resorts Inc. I’ve been actively involved with St. John’s since 2014. I grew up here in Reno, NV and graduated from UNR in 2017.

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