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

2020 Session Members (Elders)
Shannon Strozyk, Clerk of Session
Wendy Hoashi-Erhardt, Clerk of Session
Rory Connally
Terry Forslund
Steve Franzke
Barb Gehrett
Russ Guppy
Tim Kleefeld
Dan O’Connor
2020 Deacons
Sarah Chickering, Chair
Pat Beard
Tom Brown
Annette Clingman
Gary Dyer
Mark Firch
Bob Gorham
Dana Kagey
Sheila McEvilly
Jennifer Rich
Steve Richards
Barbara Trapp
Gwen Trussler
Holly Wall
Committee Chairs
Building and Grounds: Rory Connally
Children’s Ministries: Aarón Martinez
Adult Christian Education: Matt Pickard
Camp McCullough Task Force: Nadine Kohler
Deacons: Sarah Chickering
Endowment: Devon Duval
Finance: Scott Juergens, Chair; Tim Kleefeld, Vice Chair
GO! Team/Missions: Tim Kleefeld
Personnel: TBD
Women’s Mentoring: Barb Gehrett
Worship and Arts: TBD
Youth: Janie O’Connor
FPC Cor Deo School (K-4): Mark Lackermayer
FPC Preschool: Ken Brownlee