Staff

Reverend Lisa Schrott

Head of Staff
517-349-9536 ext. 11

Rebekah Anderson

Associate Pastor

Anna Thiel

Office Manager
517 349-9536 ext. 10

Marlene Brewbaker

Organist
517-349-9536

Colleen Chester

Choir Director
517 349-9536

Leadership Groups

Session

The Session is the governing body of our congregation. It is composed of twelve ordained Ruling Elders and the two church pastors (Teaching Elders). Elders exercise leadership, government, spiritual discernment, and discipline and have responsibilities for the life of a congregation, as well as our interfaith partnerships. Ruling elders are elected for three-year terms. Each elder serves on one or more of our Standing Committees

Angie Boldrey

Class of '25

Keith Camann

Class of ’23

David Cook

Class of '24

Barbara Dorr

Class of '24

Ellen Hoekstra

Class of '23

David Horner

Class of '24

John Juarez

Class of '25

Steve Mayhew

Class of '25

Doug Paterson

Class of '25

Matt Pearson

Class of '24

David Rumminger

Class of '25

Ewen Todd

Class of '23

Board of Deacons

The ministry of the deacon as set forth in scripture is one of compassion, witness and service. The twelve Board of Deacon members serve three-year terms assisting the pastors in congregational care with a focus on visitations, meals for those in difficult circumstances, sanctuary flower delivery, cards and special occasion greetings, and funeral/memorial service receptions.

To contact the Moderator of the Deacons, use the Deacon Contact Form.

Diane Allen

Class of '23

Brad Curtis

Class of ’24

Elaine Davis

Class of '23

Sandy Detrisac

Class of '25

Rick Gierman

Class of '24

Laura Haskel

Class of '23

Beth Layhe

Class of '25

Richard Norton

Class of '24

Jane Paterson

Class of '25

Mary Prygoski

Class of '24

Barbara Scott

Class of '23

Trudy Sturk

Class of '25

Standing Committees

Nominating Commitee – Ellen Hoekstra

The nominating committee identifies and recruits members of the congregation to serve on standing committees of the Church. Four elders and four deacons are elected by the congregation at the annual meeting.

Brett Cone

Barbara Dorr

Class of '24

Ellen Hoekstra

Class of '23

Gail Lytle Lira

Mickey Martin

Jane Paterson

Class of '25

Tom Schaberg

Endowment Committee – Barbara Given

The Presbyterian Church of Okemos Endowment Fund oversees investments and how the income is used by the church for special projects.

Dan Bollman

Class of '23

Nancy Frank

Class of '25

Barbara Given

Class of '24

Jan Krehbiel

Class of '24

Bruce Timmons

Class of '25

Ken Zichi

Class of '23

Administration – John Juarez, Doug Paterson, Dave Rumminger

The Administration Committee supports financial and property-related activities for the church and use of the facility by outside groups. This is accomplished by church volunteers and, as needed, outside contractors.

Christian Education (Children and Youth) – David Cook

Christian education activities are offered for children 3 years of age through high school.  We begin with simple Bible stories for preschool children and progress through interpreting scriptures. We focus on putting faith into action.

Christian Education (Adults) – Ewen Todd

The Adult Christian Education Committee organizes learning opportunities for adults in our congregation. We include Bible study, contemplation, current events, book discussions, interfaith dialogues, and outside speakers throughout the year.

Communication and Engagement – Matt Pearson

The Communication and Engagement Committee  reaches out to visitors, new members. We update our website and facebook  pages, and Twitter account and supervised our listserve and livestream via You Tube.

Mission – David Horner, Keith Camann, Ellen Hoekstra

PCO’s Mission Committee seeks to extend the love and compassion of the congregation to our local community as well as any place in the world where people suffer.  The committee works closely with local and international programs and offers many areas where members of the congregation can be involved.

Parish Life – Barbara Dorr

The Parish Life Committee is a vital part of our church family.  It  builds a network of caring relationships between friends, and  families by hosting events central to the spiritual life of our church community.

Personnel – Keith Camann

The Personnel Committee fosters a healthy working environment for Church employees.  Members, together with paid staff, set and assess goals  and encourage their professional growth and development.

Stewardship – Doug Paterson

The stewardship committee engages the congregation toward contributing their time talent and treasure towards carrying out Gods calling by serving the needs of our Church, our Community, and the world at large. We communicate with the congregation, visitors, and new members the work of the church through annual Impact Budgets.

Worship and Music – Steve Mayhew

The Worship & Music Committee works with staff and our congregation to plan and organize worship services on Sundays and other important days in the church calendar.  We coordinate Communion, greeters, ushers, and flowers for services and our chancel and bell choirs, to fill our sanctuary with music during worship.