The Deacon Moderator is Verna Swift.
Deacons as defined in the Book of Order:
G-6.0401 The Ministry and Gifts of Deacons
The office of deacon as set forth in Scripturel is one of compassion, witness, and service after the example of Jesus Christ. Persons of spiritual character, honest repute, of exemplary lives, brotherly and sisterly love, sincere compassion, and sound judgment should be chosen for this office.
It is the duty of deacons, first of all, to minister to those who are in need, to the sick, to the friendless, and to any who may be in distress both within and beyond the community of faith.