The ministry of deacon as set forth in Scripture is one of compassion, witness, and service, sharing in the redeeming love of Jesus Christ for the poor, the hungry, the sick, the lost, the friendless, the oppressed, those burdened by unjust policies or structures, or anyone in distress. Persons of spiritual character, honest repute, exemplary lives, brotherly and sisterly love, sincere compassion, and sound judgment should be chosen for this ministry. (from the Book of Order)


  • 24 Men and Women, 3-year term, 8 are new each year
  • Elected by PCCT members at the Annual-All Church Breakfast and Meeting in January
  • Each Deacon is responsible for an Area Ministry, which consists of approximately 17-20 families, and communicates news of the congregation with them.


  • Strengthen the “sense of community” among church members
  • Serve as an information link between the church and individual members
  • As information becomes available, communicate via phone call or e-mail to area ministries
  • Facilitate caring ministries of the church 

Deacon Responsibilities:

  • Flower Delivery
  • Memorial Receptions
  • Communion Preparation
  • Coordinate church services at Chatham Hills Subacute Care Center
  • Sponsor special events 
  • Prepare one Lenten Soup Supper 
  • Hosting the Service of Remembrance
  • Write cards to shut-ins, etc. as part of the Sunshine committee
  • Host the Annual-All Church Breakfast
  • Deliver Home Communion to church members unable to attend worship

2016-2017 Board of Deacons

Merilee Anderson

Debra Balvage

Sheila Barboza

Phyllis Basmadjian

Jennifer Bischoff

Annie Brummer

Delilah Collins

Beth Colombari

Annie DesMarais

Carole Ethridge

Patricia Finkle

Ann Jadro

Carol Lund

Alex Matlins (Moderator)

Verna Mecadon

Jenee Moore

Kelly Patten

Joan Schwenck

Nancy Smith

April Wingate

Mary Anne Wood