Officers & Committees

Deacons and Elders

Officers & Committees

 

 

Deacons and Elders

The life of First Presbyterian Church is enriched by the many different kinds of service offered by members. This represents an expression of Paul’s view of the church as the body of Christ, with each member contributing to the health of the whole. (I Corinthians 12)

Congregational leadership is an important area of service in the church. Each year, the congregation calls members who have been regular in worship, active in the life of the church, generous in support of our ministry, and faithful in their life and witness to the gospel, to serve as elders and deacons. These are distinctive leadership roles, calling for particular gifts and commitment.

Elders

Along with the pastors, the elders are charged with the oversight of the spiritual life of our congregation — leading, governing and, if necessary, disciplining its members. Both individually and collectively (as the Session), elders provide leadership in worship, teaching, mission, evangelism, care and nurture.

Deacons

Deacons seek to ensure an expression of Christian compassion for others. They are specifically charged with caring for and ministering to those who are sick, in need, friendless or in distress. The deacons’ role is one of sympathy, concern and compassion for those in need.


Officers of First Presbyterian Church


THE SESSION

Moderator

Rev. Dr. Ronald Scates

Rev. Dr. Bob Fuller

Pastors

Rev. R. Scott Simpson

Clerk

Tripp Stuart

Treasurer

Jim McCann



THE ELDERS


Along with the Pastors, the Elders are charged with the oversight of the spiritual life of our congregation – leading, governing and, if necessary, disciplining its members. Both individually and collectively (as the Session), Elders provide leadership in worship, teaching, mission, evangelism, care and nurture.


 

Class of 2018

Barnes, Lynnda
Buchek, Tres
Carter, Dana
Hornberger, Boxy
McCaleb, Ben
Patton, Frank
Romano, Lady
West, David

Class of 2019

Charlton, Mike
Cross, Nancy
McCann, Jim
Moore, Ed
Stevens, Bob
Wood, Michael
Youngquist, David

Class of 2020

Daniell, Jim
Farrimond, Katie
Garcia, Wendy
Gerfers, Butch
Jordan, Rick
Maynard, Martha
Williams, Russell
Zachry, Betsy

THE BOARD OF DEACONS

Moderator

Janet Wernli

Vice-Moderator

Charlotte Milner

Secretary

Suzanne Norton



THE DEACONS


Deacons seek to ensure an expression of Christian compassion for all our members. They are specifically charged with caring for and ministering to those who are sick, in need, friendless or in distress. The Deacons’ office is one of sympathy, concern and compassion for those members who need such attention.


Class of 2018

Benke, Tom
Brodeen, Ken
Burnett, Bill
Cannon, Craig
Case, George
Custer, Christy
Dennis, Bill
Hardwick, Maggie
McCaleb, Teresa
McCann, Sherry
Patton, Jacque
Walthall, Carolyn
West, Carol
West, Suzanne
Whitsett, John
Wilson, Janice
Yarbrough, Edwyna

Class of 2019

Barker, Jonathan
Blackburn, Jane
Carter, John
Cross, Ed
Dorsey, Barbara
Fruge-Medford, Mary
Hiller, Anne
Jordan, Nina
Lange, Rich
Milner, Charlotte
Moore, Trudy
Peters, Louise
Sharpe, Adam
Smith, Gordon
Sparks Jr, Forrest (Sonny)
Verheul, Sammy
Youngquist, Holly

Class of 2020

Barr, Kay Beth
Dullnig, Robert
Durbin, Townsend
Fischer, Larry
Folkes, Lee
Fuhrmann, Triple
Guy, Sallie
Picard, Erika
Quirk, Sarah
Ray, Carter
Sasser, Laura
Schwethelm, Harry
Taylor, Andrea
Valdez, Joyce
Valenti, Nick
Walter, Leslie
Wolff, Jim

Committees


BENEVOLENCE OVERSIGHT
Ben McCaleb, Chair

LOCAL MISSIONS
Barbara Anne Stephens, Chair

GLOBAL MISSIONS
Mike Munroe, Chair

PERSONNEL
Kelley Terry, Chair

PROPERTY
Bob Stevens, Chair

STEWARDSHIP & FINANCE
Dale Hendrix, Chair

WORSHIP
Ed Moore, Chair

CHILDREN’S MINISTRY
Mike Charlton, Chair

YOUTH MINISTRY
Mike Wood, Chair

UNIVERSITY MINISTRY
Brian Biggs, Chair

YOUNG ADULT MINISTRY
Sheila Figeroa, Chair

ADULT EDUCATION
Bob Fuller, Chair

LIBRARY SUBCOMMITTEE
Suzanne West, Chair

SENIOR ADULTS/KEYS
Chuck Bunn, Chair

CONNECTING
Nancy Cross and David Youngquist, Co-Chairs

NOMINATING COMMITTEE
Tres Buchek, Chair

PRAYER
Rick Lane, Chair

CLERK OF SESSION
Tripp Stuart

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