As in most Presbyterian churches, First Presbyterian is led by three groups: elders, deacons, and our staff. Staff profiles and contact information can be found here.


Our church Session (governing board) is composed of eleven Ruling Elders and one Teaching Elder. The Ruling Elders guide and nurture the church in the worship and wisdom of God, make decisions regarding money and property, and provide for the teaching ministry of the church. Our Teaching Elder is our pastor. They lead the teaching ministries of the church, including worship and preaching, public witness, and pastoral visitation.

Each Elder uses his or her gifts to help encourage and inspire the work of the church, and each is responsible for a different area of ministry.

Kelli Bell - Clerk of Session

Bo DeLong - Co-Chair of Finance & Stewardship; Co-Chair of Personnel Committee

Luke DuCharme - Worship Committee

Al Wiedmer - Co-Chair of Finance & Stewardship Committee

Carie Waugh - Chair of Christian Ed ( Children & Youth{God Squad}); Chair of Nominating Committee

Doug Hesebeck - Co-Chair of Finance & Stewardship; Chair of Building & Grounds Committee

Ann Brigham - Chair of Mission & Evangelism Committee

John Eliszewski - Chair of Christian Ed (Adult) Committee

Jeff Johnson - Chair of Fellowship Committee

Melissa Manthei - Co-Chair of Personnel Committee


Our Deacons are the “caring arm” of our church. The Deacons nurture the congregation by providing fellowship, relational ministry, and pastoral care. They make home and hospital visits to the sick and lonely, assist in preparing the sacraments, and care for our youth and children.

Each Deacon uses his or her gifts to help encourage and inspire the work of the church, and to care for its members.

Lisa Kalish - Head Moderator

Jena Boerema - Email Prayer Ministry Coordinator

Jeoff Stevens

Brianne Kutz

Pam Wellnitz

Kim Bates

Ashley Witte

Dave Grzenia

Betty Kohls

If you have prayer requests that you’d like to share with our church, feel free to email Jena at 1stpresprayerchain@gmail.com.

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