Session

"Bear one another's burdens..."

Accompany  One Another

At SACPC, our Session is made up of 18 Ruling Elders elected by the congregation, and our ordained ministers. The Pastor/Head of Staff acts as the moderator of Session and is supported by a Clerk of Session. The Session meets each month to discuss and make decisions about church ministry focus, policies, and to discuss comments, questions, and concerns shared by members of the congregation.

Welcome
Rev. Katie Harrington!

At a special congregational meeting on November 20th, the Pastor Nominating Committee joyfully presented and the SACPC congregation affirmed Reverend Katherine B. (Katie) Harrington as our next installed Pastor/Head of Staff. Katie and her family will move to Wilmington from Charlotte in December, and she will join our staff in early January 2023.  We are thankful to God for leading Katie to SACPC!

Help Us Welcome Rev. Harrington & Her Family to SACPC!

Rev. Katie Harrington and her family said goodbye to their church family in Charlotte on December 11, 2022 and began moving into their new Wilmington home on Wednesday, December 14, 2022. As they unpack all the boxes and get settled, let's all prepare to welcome them and help them get acquainted with Wilmington.

Here's what you and your entire family can do before Sunday, January 15, 2023:

1. Look for the "Welcome Harringtons!" bulletin board posted near the Narthex. Write down your favorite things to see, do, eat and enjoy in the Wilmington area.

2. Mail a welcome card or note to Katie, Todd, Max, and Josie (and Tasha the dog). Click here to contact our church office to receive their address.

3. POUND our new pastor! This is an old-fashioned tradition celebrated in many churches where a new pastor is welcomed and her family's pantry is filled with gifts of non-perishable food. Ideas: a pound of pasta, a pound of flour, a pound of coffee, etc. Maybe even grits and dog treats! Anything the Harringtons can't use will be donated locally. Look for the POUND Our Pastor boxes located near the welcome bulletin board.

4. Most of all, PRAY for Katie and her family as they make this exciting move!

Rev. Harrington's first official office day will be Monday, January 9, 2023. Mark your calendars for the first POPS dinner of the new year on Wednesday, January 11, 2023 where you will have a chance to meet Katie and her family. Her first day in the pulpit will be January 15, 2023.

Session Governance Policies

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Our Session is governed by the Book of Order of the PC(USA) and operates within a policy governance model of decision making. This video recording explains policy governance at SACPC.  Click the button below to view our most current Session Governance Policies. 

Members of Session

Clerk of Session
Jo Carpenter

Class of 2022
Jeff Flynn
William Gwathmey
Brian Lanier
David Massey
Rita Pasquariello
Paige Williams
Class of 2023
Lisa Bohbrink
Kathy Denlinger
Russell Herring
Matt Hilliard
Tony McEwen
Eddie Stuart
Class of 2024
Lynn Atkinson
Beth Cherry
Hugh Caison
Joan Gray
Cliff Hester
Jim Snyder

Chair of Diaconate
John Bohbrink

Class of 2022:
John Bohbrink
Beth Chadwick
Joe Dixon
Chris Richardson
Melinda Stewart
Mary Tyler
Marianne Wayne
Brent Williams
Class of 2023:
Angela Brownfield
Margo Davy
Sandy Garner
Jennings Lathan
Linda McMurry
Cindy Pierson
Class of 2024:
Kathy Benson
Stanton Bissette
Alison Sineath
Rick Wheeler

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