The second leadership board in a Presbyterian Church is called the Deacons, which is made up of 12 persons elected by the congregation and ordained as Deacons. They, in turn, elect a Moderator, Vice-moderator, Secretary and Corresponding Secretary. The Pastor serves as an advisor to this board. The Deacons are the support staff of the congregation. They support worship by co-coordinating Greeters and Ushers for each service. The Deacons support members and their friends by visiting the sick and shut-in, bringing flowers, providing receptions for funeral and farewell services, conducting food drives and overseeing the funds used to assist members in times of need. Our Shepherd Ministry reports to the Board of Deacons. They support fellowship by hosting a monthly coffee fellowship after worship, and by sponsoring Lenten soup suppers and the ‘Souper’ Bowl mission event.


Linda Schaller is the Moderator of the Board of Deacons with Sue Ellis as Vice-Moderator, Linda Schaller as Secretary, and Cindy Schrick as Corresponding Secretary.  This strong leadership team and board bring care, service, shepherding and encouragement to our congregation.

Each congregation also elects a Treasurer, who is the financial officer of the church. Thomas Long is our Treasurer. He is a native of East Stroudsburg and a life-long member of ESPC. After graduating from East Stroudsburg High School, Tom served for 3 years in the Army. Upon leaving the Army, he returned home, where he earned a degree from East Stroudsburg University. He was an elementary school teacher for 21 years in Knowlton, NJ before retiring in 2001. Tom was confirmed, ordained a Deacon, and married all at ESPC. He and his wife share a blended family of 8 children, 14 grandchildren and soon to be 2 great-grandchildren.

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