Session

The leadership of each Presbyterian church is elected by the individual congregations and ordained to their offices. This leadership consists of two separate boards. The first is called the Session, which is composed of the Pastor, who moderates their meetings, and nine ‘Ruling’ Elders. Together they oversee the ministry, mission, facility, and financial programs of the church. The Elders are divided among various committees, whose members also include at large members of the congregation. The Elder that chairs the Property and Finance committee serves as the President of the Congregation for all corporate transactions. The Session elects a Clerk of Session from its members. The Clerk maintains all Session and Congregational records and is the primary officer for direction and consultation in the absence of the Pastor.

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Elder Gregory J. Menio is the current President of the Congregation. Greg hails from the Lehigh Valley, having graduated from Catasauqua Area High School. He returned to northeastern Pennsylvania to open his own practice in Orthopedics and Sports Medicine after graduating from Temple University medical school and completing his internship in Allentown and residency in Boston. He recently joined Mountain Valley Orthopedics PC, a Pocono Medical Center affiliate. He and his wife of more than 30 years have raised their four children in the church and continue to be active in the life of the congregation.

Elder Eleanor Buff is Clerk of Session and Secretary of the Congregation. Ellie graduated from Wilson College in Chambersburg, PA with a BA in mathematics. She and her husband, a professor at ESU and Kutztown U, were founding partners in a local business, Municipal software, Inc. They joined East Stroudsburg Presbyterian back in 1969 and raised their three children in the church. Ellie has served many terms on the Session and has served as Chair of various committees including Christian Education, Worship, Personnel, and Mission. Ellie also coordinates our annual yard sale, and our participation in Family Promise. She enjoys tennis, bridge, and visiting her family, including her 10 grandchildren and a great grandchild.

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