In the Reformed Church in America, the Consistory is the local governing body. It is composed of Elders and Deacons. The president of the Consistory is the Pastor. Our church has four Elders and four Deacons. They are elected by the members of the congregation an an Annual Meeting. Both of these are offices in the church to which people are ordained. It is to be expected that anyone who serves as either an Elder or Deacon demonstrates in his/her own life a commitment to Jesus Christ and faithfully upholds–through attendance, spiritual development, and generous giving–the ministry of the church. As such, individuals who become Elders or Deacons make a serious commitment to the church and take a sacred vow before God. In the Reformed Church of the Tarrytowns, the office of Elder and Deacon is held for a term of three years.
|Elders (L-R) Dr. John Phillips, David Kim, John Paine, Maria Canales