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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)

2017

Fran Bagwell
David Beacham
Roy Berry
Leslie Calicutt
Mark Coleman
Mary Dixon
Ken Frick
Mark Hicklin
David Ike
Kay McClure
Nan McDaniel
Kam Neely
Susan Oldham
Carter Smith
Pat Tatham

2018

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

The Diaconate (Board of Deacons)

2017

Marjorie Appiah
Randy Barre
Budge Bean
Margie Beckett
Randall Chambers
Erin Chastain
Max Hyde
Brenda James
Donna Kennedy
Andy Lancaster
Lisa Lefebvre
Melissa Morehead
Juli Robertson
Joy Shackelford
Brand Stille

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


2017 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: Kay McClure, Chair, Susan Oldham, Vice-Chair, Dick Carr, Bert Moore, Linda West

Deacons: Max Hyde, Molly Colbath, Bryan Pack

Ministry of Administration

Communications
Jessalyn Story, Chair 
Winnie Walsh, Vice-Chair
Dick Carr
Mary Dixon
Mark Coleman

Facilities
Whit Kennedy, Chair
Mark Hicklin, Vice-Chair
David Cecil
Fred Cumbo

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

Officer Placement
Mark Coleman, Chair 
Mark Cann, Vice-Chair 
Mark Hicklin
Linda West

Personnel
David Beacham, Chair 
Celia Cogdell, Vice-Chair

Stewardship
Bert Barre, Chair
Leslie Calicutt, Vice-Chair
Linda West

Endowment Advancement Committee
Craig Long, Chair 
Bert Barre, Vice-Chair
Ken Frick

Ministry of Worship

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

Ministry of Music

Music Committee
Roy Berry, Chair
Mary Dixon, Vice-Chair
Fran Bagwell

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
Carter Smith, Vice-Chair

Ministry of Young Adults

Spark Committee
Ashley Millinor, Chair
Steven Richards, Vice Chair
Leslie Calicutt, Vice-Chair

Ministry of Youth

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

Ministry of Mission

Mission
Pat Tatham, Chair

Local
Stan Lummus, Chair
Andrew Darr, Vice-Chair
Dick Carr
David Ike

International
Kam Neely, Chair
Eric Nease, Vice Chair
Kenny Frick


2017 Committee of the Diaconate

Associate Pastor for Congregational Care and Deacons // Rev. Joanne Hull

Moderator // Randall Chambers

Vice-Moderator // Brand Stille

Secretary // Margie Beckett

Care Ministry

Juli Robertson, Chair

Bereavement
Carol Gutman, Chair
Donna Kennedy

Communion to the Farthest Pew
Joy Shackelford, Chair
Denise Stevens

Meal Ministry
Brenda James, Co-Chair
Katherine Burns
Juli Robertson

Prayer
Eunice Knouse, Chair
Carol Gutman

Purnell
Andy Lancaster
Juli Robertson

Stephen Ministry
John Tatham, Chair
Randy Barre

Support Partners
Carroll Easterling, Co-Chair
Melissa Morehead, Co-Chair

Visitation
Marsha Hagins, Chair
Dana Halliday
Tommy Rudeen

Engage Ministry

Brand Stille, Chair

Fellowship/Special Events
Marjorie Appiah, Co-Chair
LeAnne Holcombe, Co-Chair
Molly Colbath
Kristen Raynor

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

Offering
Vic Bailey, Co-Chair
Bill Cummings, Co-Chair
Steven Blanton
Alan Workman

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

Recreation
Brand Stille, Chair
Harry Clayton
Chris Curtis

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

Connect Ministry

Lisa Lefebvre, Chair

Visitor Follow-up
Erin Chastain, Chair
Cathering Johnson
Leah Rigsby

Assimilation
Margie Beckett, Chair
Lisa Lefebvre

Welcome Class
Phillip Glover, Chair
Rob Elliott

Worship Greeters
John Donovan, Co-Chair
Max Hyde, Co-Chair
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! »