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 Carry each other's burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ. Galatians 6:2


The Board of Deacons represents the heart of servant ministry here at Pluckemin.  Deacons serve in a variety of ministries that support and affirm our congregational life.

The office of deacon as set forth in Scripture is one of sympathy, witness, and service after the example of Jesus Christ.(Book of Order G-6.0401)

It is the duty of deacons, first of all, to minister to those who are in need, to the sick, to the friendless, and to any who may be in distress both within and beyond the community of faith. (Book of Order G-6.0402a)

The ministries of our deacons include:

Deacon on Call (organizing emergency care)


Chancel maintenance

Weekly and special flowers

Card ministry

Coffee fellowship coordination

Usher coordination

Health ministry events (blood drives and blood pressure screenings)

Congregational care

Deacons of the Presbyterian Church at Pluckemin:

Neale Jenkins
Heidi Kelleher
George Layton
Anne Marlotte
Ron Newbold
Lauren Powelson
Karen Richards
John Runyon
Rich Sample

Stephen Ministry
Susan Anastario
Rae Watson
Phyllis Kumpf

Friendly Visitors

Nancy Blomgren
Margie Pomerantz
Donna Hollmann