Our Church Session, which includes our pastors (Ministers of the Word and Sacrament) and Ruling Elders, is the governing body of our church. Your current leaders include: 


Ruling Elders:​

Class of 2021: John Harryman, Hal Miller, Jeff Waring and Kathryn Marino

Class of 2022: Catie Bayne, Mary Jo Davis, Ken Purnell and Richard Wade

Class of 2023: Lyndy Alexander, Margaret Fadeley, Todd Hockenbury and Meggie McMahon

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​The Deacons are the caregivers of the congregation who provide pastoral care, along with the pastors, to our homebound members and meet other needs of our members. Each December, along with the ministers, they lead a Service of Hope and Healing for those for whom the holidays are a difficult time. Our current deacons include:

Class of 2021: Sylvia Hagy, Judy Long, Dodie McKenzie, and Phil Egerton

Class of 2022: Suraj Alexander, Susan Tucker, Rick Ary, Chris Boone, and Betty Morris

Class of 2023: Barbara Kuhn, Kathy Revell, George Lunger, George Robertson

Faith Community Nurse: Pat Welsh

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Elders and members of the congregation serve on our committees which is where much of the work of Anchorage Presbyterian Church is done. See below for the mission statements and descriptions of standing committees. There are also task forces and subcommittees that are formed from time to time to insure that work is completed in an effective and efficient manner and that the needs of the congregation and the community are met.


To take a leadership position in maintaining and improving the conditions of our buildings and property in a manner that preserves the integrity for continued long term presence, appealing appearance and proper stewardship of the funds allocated to do so

Maintenance and Repairs - Investigate issues that might have been submitted informally or formally. Determine if the issue can be fixed with in house time and talent or if it must be hired out. Oversee repairs and review invoices.

Safety – Be observant and proactive regarding visitor safety issues, as they pertain to the buildings and grounds.

Long Term Integrity – Be proactive in observing and take action on issues which ensure the building will be in good condition for many generations in the future.

Areas of Responsibility:

Grass, trees, bushes, plantings and leaf removal; Driveway, parking and sidewalks; Snow removal, sidewalk treatment during inclement weather; Plumbing; Electrical; Lighting and lightbulb replacement; Heating and air conditioning
Structural; Interior paint and finishes; Doors, railings windows; Brickwork, exterior trim; Roofing, gutters, downspouts
All other physical items attached to building or grounds; Make budgetary recommendations to the Finance Subcommittee.

PERSONNEL: Chair: Lyndy Alexander


Work with the Pastor(s) in establishing and maintaining personnel policies and practices. Conduct annual review of the Pastor(s) and all paid staff

Areas of Responsibility:

Develop, evaluate and maintain staff job descriptions and personnel policies

Conduct annual review of Pastor(s) and all paid staff including compensation review

Together with the Pastor(s) make recommendations to the Finance Subcommittee regarding changes in employee compensation and budgetary recommendations

Hear and act upon employer grievances issues

In a timely manner address succession planning issues

FINANCE: Chair: Bill Jessee

AND STEWARDSHIP: Chair: John Harryman/Catie Bayne 

Establish and maintain budget and finance policies with the Treasurer and the pastor(s). Be mindful of fiduciary responsibilities with regard to church funds and finances. Be responsible for the planning and implementation of the annual stewardship campaign to encourage the congregation’s systematic support through financial giving and the offering of time and talents. The Treasurer shall be an ex-officio member of the subcommittee

Areas of Responsibility:

Develop and implement the annual stewardship campaign

Prepare the annual budget for Session approval

Through the Treasurer report monthly to the Session

Oversee the receipt and disbursement of funds

Maintain procedures for the counting and recording of church offerings

Ensure the annual review of all accounts of the church and report to the session

Maintain the records of memorial giving

Oversee investment accounts

Make an annual report to the congregation on the financial status of the church.


HOSPITALITY: Co-chairs: Marcia Boone and Catie Bayne


Responsible for overseeing all church social events and functions and providing a welcoming environment for members and visitors for a variety of church receptions and activities

Areas of Responsibility:

Select and organize social events that meet the needs of the congregation

Make sure all activities are on the church calendar

Monitor budget for hospitality and fellowship

Keep members informed via Bulletin, website and email

Coordinate publicity for events with Church Secretary



To provide opportunities for middle and high school youth to grow in their faith through fellowship and service opportunities in a positive accepting environment

Areas of Responsibility:

Creating a youth group activity schedule for the year

Organizing and promoting all youth group events, including dinners connected to activities

Work alongside pastor(s) to organize annual trip to Montreat Youth Conference or Triennium

Monitor budget for youth group trips and activities


OUTREACH: Chairs: George Hoge and Jeff Waring 


To give our tithes and offerings to faith based organizations identified by APC session and to serve and support our outreach priorities

Areas of Responsibility:

Encourage congregation to become involved in outreach and mission participation

Make sure all activities are on the church calendar

Monitor budget for mission and outreach

Keep members informed of outreach activities



WORSHIP: Chair: Kathy Doughten

To review and implement, with the pastor(s), any changes in worship service including the music programs. This committee maintains the Sanctuary and recruits and coordinates volunteers to serve as readers, ushers and the serving of Holy Communion

Areas of Responsibility:

Fill positions for ushers and readers

Take charge of special services such as outdoor, Advent, Christmas and Easter

Fill communion servers 1st Sunday of month and 8:45 service each week 

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