Consistory is the governing body of St. Paul’s UCC. This group meets once per month. It consists of six deacons, six elders, and the pastor. Deacons and elders are elected by the congregation and serve a two-year term. To be a deacon, you need to have been a member of St. Paul’s for one year. To serve as an elder, you must have served as a deacon (although not necessarily at St. Paul’s).
Duties of Consistory members include, but are not limited to: serving communion, serving as head usher for one month per year, being a liaison between Consistory and the various councils, setting policy for the church, and representing the congregation between its annual meetings.