Newport follows the Presbyterian form of governance.  We participate in the Seattle Presbytery, within the national PCUSA in Louisville, KY.  According to our Book of Order, ordained Elders from the congregation make decisions at monthly Session meetings and convene committee meetings as listed below.  Ordained Deacons from the congregation provide care for our members within our ministry units.

Elders serve for three years. Currently, these are our serving Elders and their Committees:

Stewardship & Finance:

Betty Meyer—Convener

Chris Antrobus


Jeff Jacobs—Convener

Andy Graham

Mission & Peacemaking:

Martha Schroeder—Convener

Samantha Kunkel


Heather McClure-Coleman—Convener

Cris Wilkinson


Chuck Ask—Convener

Rob Williams

Christian Education:

Joel Chalmers—Convener

Ben Antrobus

Anna Bintinger

Membership & Hospitality:

April Bishop—Convener

Karen Waalkes


MaryAnn Eschbach—Convener

Rob Williams

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