Our Church Session, which includes our pastor and 15 elders, is the governing body of First Presbyterian. Elders and members of the congregation serve on our committees which is where much of the work of First Presbyterian Church is done. The following are descriptions of standing committees. There are also subcommittees of the following as well as special committees from time to time to insure that work is completed in an effective and efficient manner and that the needs of the congregation and the community are met.
Class of 2023
Class of 2024
Rick Moody, Chair
The Administration Committee is responsible for short-range and long-range planning, administrative costs, and personnel matters. It evaluates the performance of church staff members, makes recommendations concerning salary adjustments and serves as a forum to listen to grievances by members of the staff or the congregation.
Doug Halleen, Adult Education Chair
Sarah Fox, Youth Education Chair
Jaclyn Tarkington, Children's Education Chair
The Christian Education Committee oversees and supports educational opportunities for our congregation and community, providing diverse, nurturing and spiritually challenging opportunities for all ages. Programs include, but are not limited to Sunday School classes, Children's Worship, Wednesday Night Live Kids, WNL Adult Bible study, Youth activities, the Annual Congregational Retreat at NaCoMe, the library, and the nursery.
The Congregational Care Committee touches all aspects of church life, from fellowship to mission to cares and concerns. We are responsible for programs and activities that are designed to welcome and assimilate new members, and to encourage all members and friends of First Presbyterian Church to actively participate in the life of the church. Activities include but are not limited to the Growth Group Ministry, Stephen Ministry, and addressing congregational cares and concerns.
The Fellowship Committee provides fellowship opportunities and events which bring church members and guests together in order to strengthen our relationships with each other and with God. Some committee responsibilities include: dinner for Wednesday Night Live, flowers for the sanctuary, Progressive Dinner, PrimeTimers, Church Picnic, receptions, Advent and Christmas decorations, and help with other special events.
Andrew Stevens, Chair
The Stewardship and Finance Committee provides a ministry of oversight and direction for the financial operations of the church, working with the congregation to encourage generous giving in response to God’s grace.
Michael Snoddy, Chair
The Worship Committee makes provision for Sunday worship services and for special services throughout the year, preparing the sacraments, ensuring that our music program is complete, scheduling elders to serve communion, and maintaining sanctuary continuity. The committee also oversees weddings and funerals.
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