The session is the governing body of our church. At Orange Park Presbyterian Church our session consists of 9 elders (called "ruling elders") who are elected by the congregation. These men and women serve for three year terms and can be re-elected for up to six years.
Ruling elders are servants of the people. Together with the pastor, they exercise leadership, governance, and spiritual discernment. They are responsible for the life of the congregation as it lives out its calling.