Officers and Committees

Deacons and Elders

Officers and 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

According to the ECO Polity document, “Deacons lead ministries that nurture fellowship and caregiving within and beyond the congregation. Deacons may also be asked to preach and teach. The congregation shall determine the manner in which they are selected for service. The session shall oversee and direct the ministry of the deacons.”

Deacons nurture fellowship and caregiving in several ways:

Hospital and Rehabilitation Facility Visitation
Deacons visit members in medical facilities, when requested by the members or members’ families through the Care and Concern Line.

Home Visitation
Deacons visit members at home, when requested by members, to help all members to feel a part of our congregation.

Grief Ministry
Deacons walk alongside members who have experienced a death of a close loved one by following up with them with contacts and visits.

After Worship Prayer
Deacons are available to pray with members after each worship service.

Seasonal Flower Delivery
Deacons deliver seasonal flowers (Poinsettias and Easter Lilies) to certain members, including those who have experienced a recent loss, those being visited at home, and members over 90 years old.

Prayer
Deacons pray for members, as requested in the Care and Concern Line and as other concerns are shared with them.

If you or someone you know could benefit from our deacon ministry, please contact Rev. Scott Simpson Associate Pastor for Congregational Care, at scotts@fpcsat.org or 210-226-0215, ext. 212, or Lisa Snow, at lisas@fpcsat.org.


Officers of First Presbyterian Church


THE SESSION

Moderator
Rev. Dr. Bob Fuller

Pastors
Rev. R. Scott Simpson
Rev. A. Mitchell Moore
Rev. Becky Prichard

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 2019

Charlton, Mike
Cross, Nancy
McCann, Jim
Moore, Ed
Munroe, Mike
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

Class of 2021

Delano, Rich
Hendrix, Dale
Lyons, Bill
Meador, Mark
Ray, Pam
Scheifele, Nancy
Walthall, Walter
Watson, Jane



THE BOARD OF DEACONS

Moderator
Carter, John

Vice-Moderator
Hendrix, Michele

Secretary
Fruge-Medford, Mary



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 2019

Alcala, Marshall
Barker, Jonathan
Blackburn, Jane
Carter, John
Cross, Ed
Dorsey, Barbara
Fruge-Medford, Mary
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

Class of 2021

Black, Harold
Bolte, Rosemary
Collins, Darcy
Etheredge, Marilyn
Flesher, Clare
Gulley, Shawn
Hendrix, Michele
Jackson, Jobe
Lane, Lellen
Mauze, Jean
Miller, Catherine
Page, Laura
Porrata, Ginny
Rine, Gary
Rogers, Deborah
Smith, Kim
Thomas, John

 

Committees


BENEVOLENCE OVERSIGHT
Ben McCaleb, Chair

GLOBAL MISSIONS
Mike Munroe, Chair

LOCAL MISSIONS
Teresa McCaleb, Chair

PERSONNEL
Tres Buchek, Chair

PROPERTY
Bob Stevens, Chair

STEWARDSHIP AND FINANCE
Jim McCann, Chair

ECO ASSIMILATION
Martha Maynard, Chair

WORSHIP
Ed Moore, Chair

CHILDREN’S MINISTRY
Sara Parish, Chair

YOUTH MINISTRY
Mike Wood, Chair

UNIVERSITY MINISTRY
Wendy Garcia and Russell Williams, Co-Chairs

YOUNG ADULT MINISTRY
Wendy Garcia and Russell Williams, Co-Chairs

ADULT EDUCATION
Chuck Bunn, Chair

FPC CHILDREN’S CENTER BOARD
Lady Romano, Chair

LIBRARY SUBCOMMITTEE
Suzanne West, Chair

OLDER ADULT MINISTRY
TBD, Elder Liaison

CONNECTING
Wendy Garcia, Chair

CHURCH PLANTING
David West, Chair

OFFICER NOMINATING
Ben McCaleb, Chair

PRAYER
Rick Lane, Chair

CLERK OF SESSION
Tripp Stuart

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