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 wihin our ministry units.
Elders serve for three years. Currently, these are our serving Elders and their Committees:
Membership & Hospitality: April Bishop and MaryAnn Eschbach.
Personnel: Nicole Calhoun and Pat Bussard.
Christian Education: Joel Chalmers and Brynn Chivers.
Worship: Heather McClure-Coleman.
Property: Jim Cooley and Ken Crowder.
Nominating: Ethan Crawford and MaryAnn Eschbach
Stewardship & Finance: Betty Meyer and Phil Hunter.
Mission & Peacemaking: Rob Sargent, Martha Schroder, and Samantha Kunkel.