Leadership


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.


Elders

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. She leads 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, Co-Chair Christian Ed (Adult) Committee & Nominating Committee

Debbie DuCharme - Chair Personnel Committee, Worship Committee & Memorial Committee; Co-Chair Nominating Committee & Christian Ed (Adult) Committee

Jeff Johnson - Chair Fellowship Committee

Kim Bates - Chair Mission & Evangelism Committee

Craig Stauss - Chair Buildings & Grounds Committee

Brenda Wiedmer - Co-Chair Christian Ed (Children & Youth) Committee

Sandi Jacobs - Co-Chair Christian Ed (Children & Youth) Committee

Al Wiedmer - Chair Finance & Stewardship Committee



Deacons

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.


Michael Parylak

Jeoff Stevens

Marlene Johnson

Wendy Korth

Brianne Kutz

John Eliszewski

Jena Boerema - Email Prayer Ministry Coordinator

Lisa Kalish - Head Moderator

Sharon Paynter



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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