Church Officers


Presbyterian congregations elect people of wisdom, maturity of faith, demonstrated leadership skills and compassionate spirit to serve as ruling elders. Ruling elders are so named not because they “lord it over” the congregation (Matthew 20:25), but because they are chosen by the congregation to discern and measure its fidelity to the Word of God, and to strengthen and nurture its faith and life. Ruling elders, together with teaching elders (pastors), exercise leadership, government, spiritual discernment, and discipline and have responsibilities for the life of a congregation as well as the whole church. These elected elders form a body called the Session. Our Session welcomes your comments and questions. Please email them  .

Corey Nelson

Class of 2019
Anita Kelly, Stewardship & Resources
Mark Nossokoff, Discipleship & Spiritual Formation
Bill Risheill, Mission & Outreach
Julie Willson, Caring, Welcome, and Involvement, Executive Team

Class of 2020
Bob Meroney, Worship Music, & Arts
Deanna Robertson, Discipleship & Spiritual Formation
Walt Schuchmann, Mission & Outreach, Executive Team
Karen Weitkunat, Stewardship & Resources

Class of 2020
Madgetta Dungy, Discipleship & Spiritual Formation
Pam Genson, Caring, Welcoming, and Involvement
Lynn Johnson, Worship, Music, and Arts
Pam Larsen, Mission & Outreach, Executive Team 



Deacons are the hands and heart of grace at FPC. They care for members in need, visit the sick and homebound, provide emergency assistance, and support the congregation in caring for one another both in and outside the church. The ministry of a deacon is one of compassion, witness, and service.

Class of 2019
John Baker, Emergency Assistance
Jo Campbell, Outreach Communion
Duane Krings, Deacon Equipping
Ginny Mack, Outreach Visitation
Robyn Reisch, Cards and Calls

Class of 2019 (1-year term)
Dixie Dick, Fellowship
Karen Fischer, Senior Involvement
Karen Landau, Meal Providers

Class of 2020
Sue York, Deacon Equipper
Elizabeth Heins, Outreach Communion
Jane Nevrivy, Senior Involvement
Janice Marchman, Cards and Calls
Andy Purcelley, Emergency Assistance
Katie Schmieden, Fellowship
Tom Tonoli, Outreach Visitation
Betsy Towle, Hospital Visitation
Brenda Wiginton, Meal Providers

Nominating Committee

The Nominating Committee identifies, prayerfully considers, and calls members to serve in leadership roles (i.e., Elders, Deacons, and Nominating Committee).

Class of 2019
Karen Weitkunat, Chair
Mike Griffith
Lynn Johnson, Elder
Duane Krings, Deacon
James Norrgard
Mick McDill
Rosie Whitelock