We have 9 Elders, elected by the congregation, who serve 3 year terms on our Session. They provide spiritual and organizational leadership for the church.
Rev. Katja Gruening
Katja was called to pastor the First Presbyterian Church of Yale in June of 2014. Katja is passionate about joyful worship and providing opportunities for spiritual formation. Her approach to ministry is to help others identify God’s grace in their lives and respond to it. She brings creative energy and enthusiasm to the ministry of sharing Christ’s love. Katja is a graduate of Princeton Theological Seminary, and is also an experienced pianist. She has a background in hospital chaplaincy and music ministry. She is a native of New Jersey, but is very much enjoying the quality of life and sense of community the Thumb has to offer.