About Knox Church

Governance of Knox Church

Knox Presbyterian Church is a congregation of the Presbyterian Church USA and is governed by its Book of Order and Constitution.


Locally, the church is directed by the Session-Board of Trustees. This body is responsible for overseeing the mission and ministry of Knox Church. 24 members elected by the congregation serve as elders on the Session-Board of Trustees. They serve as active elders for a three-year period and meet with the clergy and staff of the church to implement the wide range of ministries of the congregation. The work of the Session-Board of Trustees is primarily accomplished through committees, each chaired by an elder in active service with additional members elected from the congregation-at-large.


The Deacons of Knox Church are ordained officers who serve members and friends of Knox, both in times of distress and celebration, through a number of ministries. Included on the Board are eight Youth Deacons, whose ministries serve both their fellow youth, and the church at large.


The standing committees of the Session, which meet monthly, are:

Budget and Finance

Building and Grounds

Christian Education

Growth and Outreach

Knox Preschool

Mission and Social Concerns

Personnel

Stewardship

Worship and Music

Committees and Boards

Board of Deacons

The Deacons of Knox Church are ordained officers who serve members and friends of Knox, both in times of distress and celebration, through a number of ministries. Included on the Board are eight Youth Deacons, whose ministries serve both their fellow youth, and the church at large.
Roger Meyer, Moderator.

Budget and Finance

This committee encourages contributions of time, talent and financial pledges, in order to ensure that Knox continues to meet the spiritual needs of its members, and be a strong presence in its support of local, national and international mission. It also recommends an annual operating budget and reviews the finances of the church on a monthly basis.
Contact Madeleine Ludlow, Chair.

Building and Grounds

Maintenance of the church buildings and properties is overseen by this committee, which also proposes building improvements as they are needed.
Contact Max Buchanan, Chair.

Christian Education

With the counsel of our Christian Educator, Dee Decker Huey, this committee coordinates children’s, youth and adult education. They select curricula and work with Sunday school teachers, as well as book speakers for adult education, and plan forums and classes.
Contact Laura Deck, Chair.

Congregational Nominating

Would you like to be involved in making and coordinating nominations for church officers? Each year, this committee nominates the elders who comprise our Session, as well as those who serve on our Board of Deacons. The congregation then elects these nominees to 3-year terms.
Contact Peggy Dewan,Chair.

Growth and Outreach

We strive to both reach the needs of families and businesses in the immediate community, and foster an interaction with them, toward the benefit of the area. We coordinate opportunities for fellowship, both church wide and for smaller groups. We also oversee our outreach to visitors and our education and welcome of new members into the congregation.
Contact Jim Naramore, Chair.

Knox Preschool

The Knox Preschool is a community outreach of the Knox Presbyterian Church. KPS serves young children age 27 months through 5 years of age.
Contact Gwyneth Stewart, Chair.

Mission and Social Concerns

M&SC is involved in a number of different local ministries, such as the after-school tutoring program at Third Presbyterian; the Interfaith Hospitality Network (IHN), which hosts families in transition; and the Madisonville Education & Assistance Center (MEAC). The committee also identifies national and worldwide mission partners.
Contact Jeff Wuenker, Chair.

Personnel

The Personnel committee oversees the staff of Knox Presbyterian Church including the Pastors.
Contact Betsy Neyer, Chair.

Session/Board of Trustees

Session is the governing body of Knox Presbyterian Church. Members are elected and ordained to serve three-year terms.
Contact Jack Plattner, Clerk of Session.

Stewardship

Whether it's financial or time and talent, this committee's charge is to offer year-round opportunities for giving of all kinds, both to Knox Church and to the community.
Contact Bob DeFoor, Chair.

Worship and Music

How we worship on Sunday morning is determined by this committee, under the leadership of our pastor. It works with all choirs, sets the yearly schedule for celebrating the Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper, and oversees all regular and special worship services.
Contact Craig Davis, Chair.

Links

View the Knox Church Policy Manual

Find more information on the facilities of Knox

Click here for a complete Knox Staff directory

Contacts

Pastor

Clerk of Session

Knox Calendar of Events