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Current Session

The Session of First Presbyterian Church consists of our Senior Pastor, Associate Pastor, and thirty Ruling Elders in active service. As ten members retire at the end of each year, ten new members are elected. Ruling 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.

Below is a complete listing of the Session (the commissions they are participants of and their graduating class years).

ElderLast Year on SessionCommission
Jeff Bangle2020Congregational Care Commission
Bob Burtom2020 Worship & Music Commission, Chair
Meghan Bawcum2020Nominations & Elections Committee, Chair
Julie Hayes2020Education & Discipleship Commission; Weekday School, Chair
Sydney Jackson2020Fellowship & Evangelism Commission
Avery McLean2020Administration Commission
Jeanne Nadinecek2020Congregational Care Commission, Chair
Carl Nichols2020 Administration Commission, Chair; Finance Committee, Chair
Judy Scanlon2020Congregational Care Commission
Tom Reigle2020Mission & Outreach Commission
Jennifer Walden Abbott 2021Administration Commission
Sandy Boyles 2021Education & Discipleship Commission; Nominations & Elections Committee, Vice-Chair
Michelle Clendenen-Shaw 2021Fellowship & Evangelism Commission
Elizabeth Earl 2021Administration Commission; Personnel Committee, Chair
Ed Ferguson 2021Administration Commission
Rob Haire 2021Mission & Outreach Commission, Chair
Grace Lu 2021Fellowship & Evangelism Commission
Chris Pope 2021Education & Discipleship Commission
Mixon Robinson 2021Administration Commission
Rosemary Stancil2021Fellowship & Evangelism Commission, Chair
Karen Burg2022Mission & Outreach Commission
Jill Crim2022Education & Discipleship Commission
Kitty Donnan2022Clerk of Session
Larry Jones2022Worship & Music Commission
Andy Jordan2022Fellowship & Evangelism Commission
Jimbo Laboon III2022Mission & Outreach Commission
Tom Landrum2022Congregational Care Commission
Beverly Phares2022Worship & Music Commission
Courtney Pittman2022Education & Discipleship Commission
Smith Wilson2022Administration Commission; Property Committee, Chair

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Sunday Worship: 8:45 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.

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Sunday School Begins August 25, 9:45 – 10:40 a.m.

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