The Session is the governing body of the church. The Session of First Presbyterian Church of Arlington Heights is made up of 21 ruling elders. The Session is responsible for the life and ministry of First Presbyterian Church. The Session’s goals currently center on building community, serving others, creating inspiring worship, encouraging faith development, and being good stewards of God’s resources.

These activities make up the work of the committees of the church, which help with the following ministries: providing varied, enriching worship experiences and administering the sacraments (baptism and communion); offering Christian education for all ages; reaching out to local, national, and international communities through mission; creating community-building fellowship opportunities; and encouraging good stewardship of time, talent, and financial resources.

View our 2011 Mission Study.

Check out the Annual Report of the congregation.

Contact Linda Byus with questions about Session.



elders class of 2017 2  

Session Class of 2017 (shown left to right):
back row: Mary Larson, Doug Hiskes, Kate McVay
front row: Jennifer Fick, Bob Platt, Jenny Stanhope, Jamie Swaim


elders class of 2018  

Session Class of 2018 (shown left to right):
back rowBill Lyon,Amy Hempleman, Patti Noble
front row: Ed Harding, Kate Ingemunson, Kristin Michalczyk, Ken Williams


Session class of 2019  
Session Class of 2019 (shown left to right):
Jayne Wellman, Paula Fendius, Ingrid Kaufman, Dave Berkow, Susan Kogan, Kris Ward
not shown: Craig Perkins


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