Delegates of the Moravian Church, Northern Province elected four lay representatives to the Provincial Elders’ Conference, the Province’s highest governing board, providing administrative leadership to congregations and program agencies. The elections took place during the 41st Provincial Synod held at Moravian College, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
New lay members of the PEC include Thomas Zimmer of Unionville, Mich., a member Unionville Moravian Church; Judy Kaaua of Victoria, Minn., a member of Lake Auburn Moravian Church; and Wilton Grannum, Brooklyn, N.Y. of John Hus Moravian Church. Jill Westbrook of New Philadelphia, Ohio, a member of Sharon Moravian Church and current member of the PEC, was re-elected. PEC lay members are elected to a four-year term.
The new lay members join clergy representatives Rev. David Bennett, president, Moravian Church Nothern Province Eastern District; Rev. James Hicks, president, Moravian Church, Northern Province Western District; Rev. Stephen Gohdes, president, Moravian Church, Northern Province, Canadian District and Rev. Dr. Betsy Miller, the newly elected PEC president.