Our church has a unicameral system with 18 Elders elected for three rotating years. Each elder is elected by the congregation and ordained for their invaluable role in a special ceremony before the congregation. There are eight standing committees: Maintenance, Finance, Witness, Worship, Personnel, Audit, Christian Education, and Mission.

The Session meets once a month with occasional called meetings. A Congregational Meeting is held annually to approve the budget and elect new Elders. Three Trustees are elected for three-year terms. The Sunday school program is headed by a Superintendent with an assistant and a Secretary-Treasurer. The Women of the Church and the three Circles are a vital and integral part of the church’s operation and progress.

The Session

The 15 Elders of Olivet Presbyterian Church each serve three-year active terms, with 6 being elected every year, although they remain ordained elders for life. In addition to serving together on Session as our "Board of Directors," each is given a specific role, either serving as a liaison to a particular Ministry Team, or in specific tasks.

Class of 2020

D. Reid

Don Reid

David Walton

Butch Smiley

Pat Balsley

Class of 2021

Charles Clemmer

Jean Ann Clemmer

Brandon Hatcher

Mark Miller

Alexis Reid

Class of 2022

David Balsley

Rex Frye

Sherry Herr

Joy Hogshead

Julie Reid

The Trustees

The trustees, under guidance from the Session, keep track of our church lands and buildings.

Harry Hosghead

Sonny Masincup

John Charbenau