EDS Ministry Team

The Day School operates under the Session through a Ministry Team appointed by the Session.  The Ministry Team provides oversight for the total program including personnel, finances, facilities and curriculum.  It is responsible for setting policy, interpreting the ministry to the congregation and serving as a liaison and advocate for EDS with the Session, Diaconate, and the various committees of the church.  The Ministry Team provides assistance and support to enable the EDS Administrative Team to fulfill their responsibilities for the operation of the Day School.  Within the basic guidelines set by the Ministry Team, the Administrative Team has the responsibility for the day-to-day operations of the school. Any concerns, questions, complaints or other remarks must be presented to the Director before being considered by the Ministry Team or any individual Ministry Team member. The Ministry Team is composed of at least three active Elders and four at-large members (each serving a three year term), EPC Business Manager and the EDS Administrative Team.


Current Members
  • Becky Smythe
  • Kathie Williams 
  • Linda Long
  • Maddie Barbian
  • Mitch Newman
  • Lisbeth Agee
  • Drew Richardson
Ex-Officio Members
  • EPC Associate Pastor , Douglass Key
  • EDS Director, Jenny Smith
  • Director of Children's Ministries, Croskeys Royall