Knox Elders

Elders and Deacons are members of the Knox congregation who are elected by the congregation and ordained to serve three-year terms in leadership roles in the church community. The Knox Church office can help you contact any of the elders listed below.

An Elder is a member of The Session who is committed to strengthening and nurturing the faith and life of the congregation. Beginning with formal training in a relational style of leadership, Elders maintain Knox’s vision and mission by leading the church’s decision-making on these Committees.

Our Elders

Class of 2023

Laura Deck
Nominating Committee

Bob Defoor
Budget & Finance

Maggie Gieseke
Faith Formation

Jennifer Pavelka
Worship & Music

Stephen Peterson
Growth & Outreach

Judy Rymer

Joyce Steiner

Nate Tetrick
Building & Grounds


Class of 2024

Michelle Blacketer
Faith Formation Chair

Bina Bonnell
Nominating Chair

John Bosarge
Building & Grounds

Neal Brower
Stewardship Chair

Matt Burkhart
Mission & Social Concerns Chair

Donald Castor
Worship & Music Chair

Beth Ehrsam
Mission & Social Concerns Chair

Jeanette Jones
Growth & Outreach Chair

Class of 2025

Kay Atkins

Karin Burns
Budget & Finance

Luke Burton

Joe Loechle
Faith Formation

Tory Lowry

Mike McClellan
Mission & Social Concerns

Gana Taggart
Worship & Music

Rich Wilson
Building & Grounds

Clerk of Session

Jill Moormann serves as Knox's Clerk of Session.