top of page


The Session at Big Cove is currently composed of nine elders. Elders serve three-year terms and elections are staggered to elect three elders each year to allow continuity in the governing body of the church. The current pastor of the church, Reverend Kim Mitchel, serves as the moderator and the session also has a Clerk of Session who is responsible for maintaining the minutes from all meetings.

Meet Our Session

Sally Troy.png
Elder Sally Troy

 Chair Christian Education Ministry Team

Elder Fulton Hamilton

Chair Executive committee and President of Trustees

Bruce Harvey.png
Elder Bruce Harvey

Chair Personnel and Facilities Ministry Teams


Big Cove has a Board of Deacons to provide congregational care. The Board of Deacons assists the pastor with the provision of pastoral care to the sick, home-bound, and those who need additional care, guidance, company, and prayer. The Board of Deacons currently has four deacons and can be expanded to five if necessary. Each deacon serves a two-year term, and elections are staggered to allow continuity.

Meet Our Deacons

Pam Douglas for directory.jpg
Pam Douglas

Deacon Pam Douglas re-joined the Big Cove Diaconate in 2022 and serves as Chair.

Bob Bolsinger cropped.jpg
Bob Bolsinger

Deacon Bob Bolsinger joined the Big Cove Diaconate in 2021

Joani Kerr.png
Joani Kerr

Deacon Joani Kerr joined the Big Cove Diaconate in 2022.

Becky Favor.png
Becky Favor

Deacon Becky Favor joined the Big Cove Diaconate in 2022.

Judy Davis.jpg
Judy Davis

Deacon Judy Davis joined the Big Cove Diaconate in 2021.


Pastor Kim Mitchel

Pastor Kim Mitchel joined Big Cove in 2018. She has brought new energy into the church, provides guidance to the session, and has promoted the spirit of community both within and around the church. Learn more about Pastor Kim and the church on the About Us page.

Easter Sunrise_edited.jpg
Ralph Mitchel

Ralph Mitchel is one of the musicians for the "casual folk style band" at our service. He plays guitar and banjo and also sings. Ralph is also Pastor Mitchel's husband.

Jim Treasurer.JPG
Jim O' Connor

Jim O' Connor currently serves as Big Cove's Treasurer.

Mary Hooper

Big Cove has one part-time administrative assistant, Mary Hooper. 

Photo Mar 26, 9 47 03 AM_edited.jpg
Jimmy Jones

Jimmy Jones is the percussionist for the "casual folk style band". In addition to providing music for our services, Jimmy is also associated with many local musicians and has provided entertainment during fellowship activities as well.

Sandra Stepehens.jpg
Sandra Stephens

Sandra Stephens currently serves as Big Cove's financial manager.

bottom of page