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Current Session

The session of First Presbyterian Church consists of our pastor, associate pastor, and the thirty (30) elders in active service.  As ten (10) members retire at the end of each year, ten (10) new members are elected.  Elders are representatives for the people of the church, active in various committees, and oversee all aspects of a church.  All members of the session are entitled to vote on issues presented to them.

Listed below is a complete listing of the session (the division or divisions they are participants of and their graduating class years).

ElderLast Year on SessionCommission
Diane Albert Adams2016Administrative Commission
Matt Bishop2016Administrative Commission, Chair
Rod Canfield2016Administrative Commission, Chair Personnel
Bertis Downs2016Mission and Outreach Commission
Joe Neighbors2016Mission and Outreach Commission, Chair
Terry Nestor2016Fellowship and Evangelism Commission
Leslye Queen2016Education and Discipleship Commission, Chair
Chuck Roberts2016Fellowship and Evangelism Commission, Chair
Ed Smith2016Administrative Commission
Sally Vandiver2016Mission and Outreach Commission, Co-Chair
Mike Morris2017Administrative Commission, Nomination Chair
Jerris Hayes2017Clerk of Session, Education and Discipleship Commission
Joy Holloway2017Worship and Music Commission
Allen Crowell2017Worship and Music Commission, Chair
Diane Hudgins2017Congregational Care Commission
Don DeMaria2017Mission and Outreach Commission
Jerry Rogers2017Mission and Outreach Commission
Madie Fischetti2017Fellowship and Evangelism Commission
Ella Stewart2017Fellowship and Evangelism Commission
Sue Gray2018Congregational Care Commission
Mark Harrison2018Education and Discipleship Commission
Denise Horton2018Mission and Outreach Commission, Co-chair
Christine Register2018Education and Discipleship Commission
Arlene Shirley2018Congregational Care Commission
Harry Shuford, Jr.2018Congregational Care Commission, Chair
Richard Stone2018Administrative Commission
Joe Attaway2018Worship and Music Commission
David Cole2018Administrative Commission
Jason Doornbos2018Fellowship and Evangelism Commission

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