OFFICERS

Session of Elders
The governing body of First Presbyterian Church is the Session. Elders are chosen by the people. Together with ministers of the Word and Sacrament, they exercise leadership, government, and discipline and have responsibilities for the life of a particular church as well as the church at large, including ecumenical relationships.

The Session of First Presbyterian Church is normally composed of fifteen elders who serve a three-year rotation. Anna Booher serves as Clerk of Session; our interim Head of Staff and Supply Pastor, David Welch, serves as Moderator.

Class of 2017
Ann Abel, Beth Flannagan, Tom King, Ernie Pennington, John Vann

Class of 2018
Aaron Brooks, Randy Cook, Debbie McMillin, Stuart Parker, Chuck Thompson

Class of 2019
Anna Booher, Lee Galliher, Pete Holler, Han Ong, Pete Stigers

Class of 2020
Nancy Allerton, Rebecca Beck, David Hyde, Jordan Pennington, Jerry Poteat

 

Deacons

The Diaconate, or Board of Deacons, is another body of officers ministering in the church. It is the duty of deacons, first of all, to minister to those who are in need, to the sick, to the friendless, and to any who may be in distress both within and beyond the community of faith.

The Board of Deacons of First Presbyterian Church is normally composed of fifteen members who serve a three-year rotation.

Class of 2017
Jim Mayden, Mark Mervis, Robin North, Jordan Pennington, Byron Schiesz

Class of 2018
Adam Abel, Nancy Butterworth, David Ginn, Rett Stocstill, Ann Woods

Class of 2019
George Linke, Greg Roberts, Nate Sproles, Bill Whisnant

Class of 2020
Blake Bassett, Sujean Bradley (2 yr.); Rhonda Comer, Brenda Lawson, Claire Pruner, Barb Thompson

Board of Trustees
First Presbyterian Church annually elects one member to its three-person Board of Trustees. These officers represent the congregation in larger capital and property matters, and they function as officers in the corporation for the State of Tennessee. The three current trustees are as follows:

President and Trustee
Charles A. Webb (Class of 2018)

Secretary/Treasurer and Trustee
Don Moneyhun (Class of 2019)

Trustee
Peggy Hill (Class of 2020)