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Officers

First Presbyterian officers serve as elders and deacons, organized into the Session and the Diaconate. The Session governs the local church; the Diaconate cares for the congregation. Officers serve on a three-year rotation, renewable for one term.

The Session (Elders)

2018

Bert Barre
David Berry
Jennifer Biber
Mark Cann
David Cecil
Fred Cumbo
Sally Dover
Emma Harrill
Ann Jones
Stan Lummus
Eric Nease
Richard Strasburger
Winnie Walsh
Tom Webster
Lewis White

2019

Lee Close
Celia Cogdell
Suzy Cole
Andrew Darr
Melissa France
Laura Henthorn
Whit Kennedy
Craig Long
Jason Lynch
Ashley Millinor
Bert Moore
Steven Richards
Jessalyn Story
Monica Threatt
Linda West

2020

David Beacham
Dawn Bingham
Leslie Calicutt
Muffet Chapman
Mary Dixon
David Ellis
Sloan Evans
Nan McDaniel
Kam Neely
Michael Pack
Jennifer Parker
Carter Smith
Septima Smith
Pat Tatham
Mary Helen Wade

The Diaconate (Board of Deacons)

2018

Katherine Burns
Harry Clayton
Molly Colbath
Mary Deller
John Donovan
Phillip Glover
Carol Gutman
Marsha Hagins
Anne Hicklin
LeAnne Holcombe
Eunice Knouse
Tommy Rudeen
Denise Stevens
John Tatham
Alan Workman

2019

Will Adair
Vic Bailey IV
Steven Blanton
Bill Cummings
Chris Curtis
Carroll Easterling
Rob Elliot
John Faris
Dana Halliday
Andy Halligan
Catherine Johnson
Bryan Pack
Kristen Raynor
Leah Rigsby
Marsh Rogers

2020

Marjorie Appiah
Fran Bagwell
Budge Bean
Marsha Calvert
Alice Eberhardt
Karen Edwards
Sharon Hill
Brenda James
Andy Lancaster
Cheryl Lang
Jack Mason
Beth Neidenbach
Ryan Reynolds
Frank Waters
Hannah Zimmerman


2018 Committee of the Session

Moderator, Senior Pastor // Dr. Thomas E. Evans

Clerk of Session // Lee Close

Associate Clerk of Session // Nan McDaniel

Treasurer // Wally Barre

Congregational Nominating Committee

Elders: Bert Moore, Michael Pack, Tom Webster, Linda West

Deacons: Molly Colbath, Bryan Pack, Beth Neidenbach

Ministry of Administration

Communications
Jessalyn Story, Chair 
Suzy Cole, Vice-Chair
Mary Dixon
Craig Long

Facilities
Whit Kennedy, Chair
David Cecil, Vice-Chair
Laura Henthorn
Fred Cumbo
David Ellis

Finance
Emma Harrill, Chair 
Lewis White, Vice-Chair 
Jason Lynch

Officer Placement
Mark Cann, Chair 
Mary Helen Wade, Vice-Chair 
Michael Pack
Linda West

Personnel
David Beacham, Chair 
Celia Cogdell, Vice-Chair

Stewardship
Bert Barre, Chair
Leslie Calicutt, Vice-Chair
Linda West
Mary Helen Wade
Sloan Evans

Endowment Advancement Committee
Craig Long, Chair 
Bert Barre, Vice-Chair
Sloan Evans

Ministry of Worship

Worship Committee
Jennifer Biber, Chair
Sally Dover, Vice-Chair
Mary Dixon, Music
Richard Strasburger, AV
Celia Cogdell, Sacraments
Melissa France, Sacraments

Ministry of Music

Music Committee
Mary Dixon, Chair

Ministry of Education & Discipleship

Adult Ministry
Mark Cann, Chair
Nan McDaniel, Vice-Chair
David Berry
Winnie Walsh
Bert Moore

Children's Ministry
Ann Jones, Chair
Septima Smith, Vice-Chair
Carter Smith

Ministry of Young Adults

Spark Committee
Andrew Darr, Chair
Steven Richards, Vice Chair
Leslie Calicutt
Ashley Millinor

Ministry of Youth

Youth
Monica Threatt, Chair
Laura Henthorn, Vice-Chair
Suzy Cole

Ministry of Mission

Local
Stan Lummus, Chair
Jennifer Parker, Vice-Chair
Tom Webster

International
Kam Neely, Chair
Eric Nease, Vice Chair
Dawn Bingham
Pat Tatham


2018 Committee of the Diaconate

Pastor // Rev. Joanne Hull

Chair // Vic Bailey, IV

Vice-Chair // Andy Lancaster

Secretary // Karen Edwards

Care Ministry

Denise Stevens, Chair

Bereavement
Carol Gutman, Chair
Karen Edwards

Communion to the Farthest Pew
Denise Stevens, Chair
Marsha Calvert

Meal Ministry
Brenda James, Co-Chair
Katherine Burns

Prayer
Eunice Knouse, Chair
Carol Gutman
Leah Rigsby

Purnell
Cheryl Lang, Chair
Andy Lancaster

Stephen Ministry
John Tatham, Chair
Jack Mason

Support Partners
Carroll Easterling, Co-Chair
Beth Neidenbach, Co-Chair

Visitation
Marsha Hagins, Chair
Dana Halliday

Engage Ministry

Andy Lancaster, Chair

Fellowship/Special Events
LeAnne Holcombe, Chair
Molly Colbath
Kristen Raynor

Health
Will Adair, Co-Chair
Budge Bean, Co-Chair

Offering
Bill Cummings, Co-Chair
Alan Workman, Co-Chair
Fran Bagwell
Steven Blanton
Tommy Rudeen

JOY Fellowship (Older Adult)
Mary Deller, Chair
Anne Hicklin

Recreation
Chris Curtis, Co-Chair
Ryan Reynolds, Co-Chair
Harry Clayton

Wednesdays at First
John Faris, Co-Chair
Andy Lancaster, Co-Chair
Andy Halligan
Frank Waters

Connect Ministry

Phillip Glover, Chair

Visitor Follow-up
Catherine Johnson, Chair
Alice Eberhardt
Hannah Zimmerman

Assimilation
Sharon Hill, Co-Chair
Cheryl Lang, Co-Chair

Welcome Class
Phillip Glover, Chair
Rob Elliott

Worship Ushers and Greeters
John Donovan, Chair
Marjorie Appiah
Bryan Pack
Marsh Rogers


Strategic Plan

We have prayed and pondered God's plan for our church's future. Over 900 congregation members participated in our church-wide survey to develop our Strategic Plan.

Click here to see where we believe God is leading us! »