elder & Deacon nominations

do you know someone who would be a great leader for our church?

Fair Oaks Church seeks spiritually mature men and women to lead and govern our church and serve as spiritual overseers. 
Prior to recommending someone, please review the Elder & Deacon responsibilities and qualifications information below.
Learn who are current elders are here

Our Church Office Nominating Committee (CONC) is made up of the Senior Pastor, ruling elders, deacons and church members. This team is voted on by the congregation annually. They have the responsibility of reviewing recommendations, vetting candidates for elders and deacons, and presenting them for congregational approval to serve in the coming year. This team relies on members of Fair Oaks Church to prayerfully nominate individuals who are a good fit for these offices. The CONC will receive and review nominations between January - September, giving them adequate time to properly vet nominations before presenting them to the congregation to vote on in November. If you have any questions related to recommending elders or deacons, please email nominations@fairoaks.church.

elder responsibilities & requirements

Elders are to represent the mind of Christ as they fulfill their call to the ministry and responsibility of oversight, pastoral care, and governance for the Church.

A growing follower of Jesus
A member in good standing of Fair Oaks Church
A person of wisdom, discretion, spiritual maturity, with shepherding qualities

Elders are chosen by Fair Oaks Church members and serve for a 3 year term on Session, the governing body of our church.
Our elders provide spiritual oversight, encouragement, and counsel to specific areas using their gifts and applicable experience, as well as the overall ministry of Fair Oaks Church.

Session meets monthly to guide and support the life of Fair Oaks Church in spiritual, financial, and strategic matters.
Each Session meeting lasts about 2 hours, and may require some preparation. Elders also serve as representatives to meetings of our Presbytery & the General Assembly of our denomination: the Evangelical Presbyterian Church (EPC).


The Deacon's responsibility is the ministry of compassion, concern for needs, and service.
Deacons fulfill the call of the ministry of mercy and care on behalf of the Fair Oaks Church congregation.

Deacons are chosen by Fair Oaks Church members and serve in one of three classes, each for a three-year term on the Board of Deacons.
Their duties include acts of service, compassion, care, and mercy. Deacons meet monthly. Deacons serve in various areas of Care Ministry (Visitation, Memorials, Sundays, etc.)

elder/Deacon nominations

submit names to our nomination committee to recommend
them for future church officer roles (elder or deacon)

please ensure the candidate you wish to RECOMMEND.
1) is a mature follower of jesus
2) is a member in good standing of fair oaks church
3) A person of wisdom, discretion and spiritual maturity

elder/deacon nominee's information:

nominator information: