In the PCUSA, both lay and clergy persons are valued equally. FPC (as with every individual congregation) has three church boards: the Session, the Board of Trustees and the Board of Deacons. Each elected officer serves on their respective boards for a three year term.


The Session, which is the governing body of the church, is made up of twelve ordained elders, and is moderated by the pastor. The Session is responsible for the life and ministry of FPC. Particular responsibilities include:  leading the congregation in mission, worship, administration of the sacraments, educational programing, pastoral care, fellowship and more.

Session Members:

Class of 2023

  • Carol Evans
  • Fred Allen
  • John Maharry
  • Jennifer Thacker

Class of 2024

  • Peggy Hawse
  • Mike England
  • Wayne Moore
  • Melissa Stroupe

Class of 2025

  • Lynn Burke
  • Cathy Courtice
  • Delia Herzog
  • Richard Thayer


The Board of Deacons is the caring arm of the church. The Deacons serve the congregation with compassion and kindness, following Christ’s example. The ministry of the Board of Deacons includes: funeral meals, visitation, Willow Brook worship service, pastoral care and congregational care.

Board of Deacons:

Class of 2023

  • Gail Abernathy
  • Kit Gordon
  • John McNeal
  • Eileen Wesley

Class of 2024

  • Carol Burns
  • Judy England
  • Teri York
  • Beth Zechiel

Class of 2025

  • Leslie Flury
  • Linda Heineike
  • Leesa Hastings
  • Peggy Stringham


The Board of Trustees is responsible for the preservation and maintenance of the church building, apartments, Unity House, parking lots and all other FPC properties. FPC makes its properties available to the community and for the ministry of Jesus Christ.

Board of Trustees are:


Sean Miller

Class of 2023

  • TK Cellar
  • Kathy Davis
  • Matt Walls

Class of 2024

  • Dave McCauslen
  • Sean Miller
  • Todd Miller

Class of 2025

  • Keith Burns
  • Matt Stroupe
  • David Johe