Eight new elders were ordained at Knox on November 27th. We’re so blessed to have dedicated, gifted and amazing people serving God through this congregation. Here’s a quick run-down on who our new elders are, how our new term service model works, and who among our existing elders will be serving on session.
Our New Elders
Here are the newbies. In the back row are David Platt, Louis Kirstein, William Thomson and Keith Wilkinson. In front are Louise Fortier, Sue Low, Connie Wardle and Karen Glass, plus Rev. Jacqui Foxall.
Term Service in a Nutshell
Elders serve a four-year term on session (that’s the main governing body in the congregation), followed by a two-year ‘Sabbath’ or rest from active service. After a term of Sabbath, an elder can stand for re-election in the following cycle. Ruling elders oversee the life, ministry, and care of the congregation.
New Elders (Term: 2017-2023):
Continuing Elders (Term: 2017-2021):
Sabbath Elders (Available for Re-Election in 2019):
Thank you to our current ruling elders who have served diligently for many years but who are beginning this cycle on Sabbath. Enjoy!
We also recognize and thank Jim Dalgleish who is retiring from active service after 17 years as a ruling elder at Knox Oakville. Thank you, Jim!