Church Leadership

Jesus said, “But whoever wishes to be great among you must be your servant … just as the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and give his life as a ransom for many.”  (Matthew 20:26, 28)

Shadyside Presbyterian Church is blessed to have members who generously give of themselves and share their talents to benefit the church and its mission. The officers of the church – elders, deacons, and trustees – provide leadership, helping us set direction and grow spiritually. Learn more about these positions and meet our current officers through the links below.


Together with ministers of the Word and Sacrament, elders exercise leadership, government, and discipline and have responsibilities for the life of the church.

Read more about our elders and their specific responsibilities.


The office of deacon as set forth in Scripture is one of sympathy, witness, and service after the example of Jesus Christ. Deacons serve in compassionate ministry.

Read more about our deacons and their specific responsibilities.


Trustees represent the congregation in the stewardship of property and management of funds.

Read more about our trustees and their specific responsibilities.