FUPCDC is governed by a body of elected elders called the Session. Groups of local churches are governed by a higher assembly of elders known as the National Capital Presbytery. Presbyteries are grouped into a synod, and synods nationwide are part of the Presbyterian Church (USA).

The Clerk of Session is elected by the congregation to lead the Session in all of its proceedings. The Clerk serves a three year term and is responsible for capturing the official proceedings of the Session. The current Clerk is Sara Porter.

All are welcome to speak to the Session. Coordinate with Sara Porter or Moderator Rev. Jeri Fields for placement on the agenda.