UPPC Leadership Nominations

The Session, comprised of elders, serves as the governing body of the church. Elders, Deacons and Nominating Committee Members are elected, volunteer positions within the church body who help facilitate the leadership and direction of the church, including the spiritual care of our members. Scroll down to learn more about each position and to submit nominations.
Nomination Guidelines
All active members of the church are eligible for serving on the Session. UPPC seeks elders and deacons who are distinctly called by God, led by the Spirit and demonstrate a vibrant Christ-walk. It is not recommended to have people who are new in their faith to serve as elders or deacons. Elders and deacons should display a depth of wisdom and discernment. It is NOT necessary to contact this person in order to submit a recommendation.

Elder Nominations

Elders  are elected by the congregation having demonstrated leadership skills and being persons of deep faith, maturity, wisdom, and compassion, knowing themselves and others as beloved children of God. They are called together, based on their unique giftedness, to share in discerning and responding to the movement of the Holy Spirit, offering servant leadership in strengthening and nurturing the church body’s faith and life together. Qualifications and characteristics that are important for a candidate to possess:
  • Current member of University Place Presbyterian Church;
  • Regularly participates in worship at the church;
  • Demonstrates a maturity of faith;
  • Demonstrates skills in leadership and compassion;
  • Leads their life as a demonstration of the Christian gospel, within the church and in the world;
  • Shown themselves to be persons of faith, dedication, wisdom, and good judgment.
Job descriptions for open elder positions:

Deacon Nomination

The Office of Deacon is one of compassion, witness and service after the example of Jesus Christ. Persons of spiritual character, honest repute, exemplary lives, brotherly or sisterly love, sincere compassion and sound judgment should be chosen for this office. Qualifications and characteristics that are important for a candidate to possess:
  • Current member of University Place Presbyterian Church;
  • Regularly participates in worship at the church;
  • Demonstrates a maturity of faith;
  • Demonstrates leadership skills and compassion;
  • Leads their life as a demonstration of the Christian gospel, within the church and in the world;
  • Shown themselves to be persons of faith, dedication, wisdom, and good judgment;
  • Are willing and able to pray with others;
  • Are willing and able to step into occasional hard, caring situations with support

Nominating Committee Member-at-Large

Nominating Committee Members oversee, encourage, network and resource the total work effort of the Session. They prayerfully nominate active members of UPPC for service as elder or deacon or nominating committee member. Qualifications and characteristics that are important for a candidate to possess:
  • Current member of University Place Presbyterian Church;
  • Regularly participates in worship at the church;
  • Demonstrates a maturity of faith;
  • Demonstrates skills in leadership and compassion;
  • Leads their life as a demonstration of the Christian gospel, within the church and in the world;
  • Shown themselves to be persons of faith, dedication, wisdom, and good judgment.