Leadership

First Presbyterian Church (FPC) is governed by a board of Elders elected by members of the congregation. This board of Elders is called the “Session,” and it meets twice a month (once for study and prayer, and once for a business meeting). Duties and responsibilities of the Session can be found in the Polity of our denomination, the Evangelical Covenant Order of Presbyterians (ECO). Session members serve 3-year terms. The Session governs the work of the congregation through committees.
 
In addition to the Session, FPC has a board of Deacons, which oversees care and visitation for those who are sick and in distress, both inside our congregation and in the greater community.
 
2019 Session Members (Elders)
Shannon Strozyk, Clerk of Session
Rory Connally
Steve Franzke
Russ Guppy
Jerry Heath
Wendy Hoashi-Erhardt
Tim Kleefeld
Dan O’Connor
Sonja West
 
2019 Deacons
Sarah Chickering, Chair
Pat Beard
Evelyn Brose
Tom Brown
Gary Dyer
Mark Firch 
Bob Gorham
Sheila McEvilly
Jennifer Rich
Steve Richards
Gwen Trussler
 
Committee Chairs
Building and Grounds: Jerry Heath
Children’s Ministry: Aarón Martinez
Adult Christian Education: Matt Pickard
Camp McCullough Task Force: Bill Kellis
Deacons: Kathy Hawkins
Endowment: Devon Duval
Finance: Scott Juergens, Chair; Tim Kleefeld, Vice Chair
GO! Team/Missions: Tim Kleefeld
Personnel: Denise Greer
Prayer Coordinator: Sonja West
Women’s Mentoring: Betty McCartney
Worship and Arts: John West
Youth: Janie O’Connor
FPC Cor Deo School (K-5): Doug Lane
FPC Preschool: Ken Brownlee