Elders & Deacons

crosses made from the ladder of the original churchLaguna Presbyterian’s leadership includes a Session of Ruling Elders and a Board of Deacons. Please visit our Pastoral Staff page to learn more about our gifted pastors.






As in the Old Testament, the New Testament Church chooses as elders people with particular gifts in governing and ministry. Elders are elected by members to faithfully serve on the governing board called the Session.


Moderator of Session: Rev. Dr. Jerry Tankersley

Christian Education Elders Cheryl Beehan, Judy Bell

Membership Fellowship & Evangelism Elders:  Susan McGill, Debbie Regele, Terri Shubin

Mission/Outreach Elders: Stan Carmichael, Caroline Millson

Property & Finance Elders: Russell Cheek, Virginia Grogan, El Hathaway, Christy Miller, Laura Nagel, Ed Sauls

Stewardship Elders: Justin Becker, Tom Magill

Worship Elders: Jinx Langemak, Chelsea Williams

Treasurer: Christy Miller

Clerk of Session: Bobbette Cameron


Board of Deacons

Deacons serve as Christ’s hands and feet in our own community as they nurture members of the congregation with friendship and compassion. Our parish deacons serve assigned geographic areas of our membership, providing ongoing care and nurture through frequent contact, hospital visitation, new member integration, and memorial service hospitality. Contact the church office if you do not know who your deacon is; we want to help you make this connection.

Co-Moderators: Margaret Arnold, Sandra Montag
Advisor: Rev. Dr. Kathy Sizer

Deacon of Youth:

Preschool Deacon: Heather Hines

New Member Deacons: Kelly and Gus Altuzarra

Deacons at Large: Judy Jameson, Rick Lang, Judy and Bob Pruitt, Patti Sheiner, Barbara Stirrat


Deacons by Parish

Parish 1, Deborah Klassen
Parish 2, Sue Seybold
Parish 3, Susan Abbott
Parish 4, Shirley and Storm Case
Parish 5, Jeff Brown
Parish 6, Igor Toro
Parish 7, Julie and Rob Carver
Parish 8, Dick Day
Parish 9, Shirley Forden
Parish 10, Valerie Hunt
Parish 11, Julia Becker
Parish 12, Mary Reiner
Parish 13, Sandy Katz
Parish 14, Dave Swan
Parish 15, Alice and Russ Yensen
Parish 16, Tom Jones
Parish 17, Margaret Arnold
Parish 18, Debbie Perkins
Parish 19, Shelby Rigg
Parish 20, Kathleen and Tom Fay
Parish 21, Sandra Montag
Parish 22, Jackie Proctor
Parish 23, Karen Myers