Leadership

Learn about how our church is led and governed.

How We Are Governed

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.

Current Leadership Team

2023 Session (Elders)

Anna Heath, Clerk of Session
Andy Leach
Rory Connally
Terry Forslund
Holly Welty
Barb Gehrett
John Gray
Tim Kleefeld
Diana Agustsson
Wendy Hoashi-Erhardt

2023 Deacons

Jennifer Rich - Chair
Jason Bartley
Tony Caro
Rebecca Chapman
Annette Clingman
Paula Cook
Tom Fox
Russ Guppy
Jenn Jensen
Madi Leifson
Suzanne Messenger
Linda Winther

Committee Chairs

  • Endowment: Devon Duval
  • Finance: Scott Juergens, Chair; Tim Kleefeld, Vice Chair
  • Missions: Tim Kleefeld
  • Personnel: Denise Greer
  • FPC Cor Deo School (K-4): Mark Lackermayer
  • FPC Preschool: Ken Brownlee