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First Presbyterian officers serve as elders and deacons, organized into the Session and the Diaconate. The Session governs the local church; the Diaconate cares for the congregation. Officers serve on a three-year rotation, renewable for one term.

The Session (Elders)


Ali Beeson
David Berry
Cam Cecil
Blair Clementson
Sally Dover
Callie Hammett
Josh Jones
Stan Lummus
Donna Pulliam
Reel Robertson
Richard Strasburger
Charlotte Verreault
Ben Wall
Tom Webster
Lewis White


Vic Bailey, IV
Palmer Ball
Kathryn Bridges
Charlie Burns
Randall Chambers
Lee Close
Andrew Darr
Lynn Edwards
Melissa France
Debbie Kocisko
Craig Long
Kay Maddox
Stephen Parrott
Jessalyn Story
Mary Lorick Thompson


Martha Bean
Dawn Bingham
Anna Blanton
De Calvert
Muffet Chapman
Sloan Evans
Donna Kennedy
Frank Lee
Emily Neely
Bill Oldham
Michael Pack
Jennifer Parker
Norman Pulliam, Sr
Septima Smith
Mary Helen Wade

The Diaconate (Board of Deacons)


David Berry, Jr
Katherine Burns
Jeff Cleland
Mary Grace Close
Molly Colbath
Tres Cox
Hamp Crow
Carol Gutman
Marsha Hagins
Anne Hicklin
LeAnne Holcombe
Will Hoy
Beau Shuler
Denise Stevens
Alan Workman


Hillary Brock
Chris Brown
Rob Elliott
Chris Groke
Dana Halliday
Andy Halligan
Catherine Johnson
Leigh Anne Langley
John Lefebvre
Natalie Mullen
Bryan Pack
Joe Pinilla
Will Ringo
Marsh Rogers
Josh Summers


Leah Blanton
Marsha Calvert
Mallory Edwards
Susan Gaubert
Ben Harrison
Cheryl Lang
Sherron Langley
Jennifer MacPhail
Jack Mason
Andy McKee
Alex Powell
Ryan Reynolds
Melissa Sullivan
Hannah Zimmerman

2021 Committees of the Session

Interim Pastor // Dr. Lewis F. Galloway

Clerk of Session // Lee Close

Associate Clerk of Session // Palmer Ball

Treasurer // Wally Barre

Congregational Nominating Committee

Elders: Josh Jones, Martha Bean, Steve Parrott

Deacons: Marsha Calvert, Mary Grace Close, Will Ringo

Ministry of Administration

Communications: Debbie Kocisko, Callie Hammett, Frank Lee

Emergency Preparedness: Craig Long, Charlie Burns, Stan Lummus, Stephen Parrott

Endowment Advancement Committee: Ben Wall, Norman Pulliam, Sr., David Berry, Cam Cecil

Facilities: Randall Chambers, Frank Lee, Bill Oldham, Richard Strasburger, Lynn Edwards

Finance: Reel Robertson, Michael Pack, Palmer Ball, Ben Wall, Lewis White

Officer Placement: Michael Pack, Josh Jones, Martha Bean, Mary Helen Wade

Personnel: Sloan Evans, De Calvert, Norman Pulliam, Sr., Mary Lorick Thompson, Mary Helen Wade

Stewardship: Charlotte Verreault, Vic Bailey, IV, Craig Long, Kay Maddox, Reel Robertson

Ministry of Worship

Worship Committee: Sally Dover, Jennifer Parker, Melissa France, Richard Strasburger, Mary Lorick Thompson, Charlie Burns, Charlotte Verreault

Ministry of Music

Music Committee: Mary Lorick Thompson, Kay Maddox

Ministry of Education & Discipleship

Adult Ministry: Donna Kenney, Bill Oldham, De Calvert, Lynn Edwards

Children's Ministry: Septima Smith, Anna Blanton, Blair Clementson, Callie Hammett

Ministry of Youth

Youth: Ali Beeson, Emily Neely, Blair Clementson, Jessalyn Story

Ministry of Young Adults

Young Adult Committee: Donna Pulliam, Donna Kennedy, Emily Neely

Ministry of Mission

Local: Martha Bean, Kathryn Bridges, Cam Cecil, Melissa France, Debbie Kocisko, Jennifer Parker, Tom Webster

Poverty Initiative: Muffet Chapman, Dawn Bingham

International: Dawn Bingham, Stephen Parrott, Andrew Darr

Campus Ministry

Campus Ministries: Andrew Darr

2021 Committees of the Diaconate

Pastor // Rev. Joanne R. Hull

Chair // Andy Lancaster

Vice-Chair // Cheryl Lang

Secretary // Andy McKee

Care Ministry

Cheryl Lang, Chair

Bereavement: Carol Gutman, Natalie Mullen

Communion to the Farthest Pew: Marsha Calvert, Susan Gaubert

Meal Ministry: Katherine Burns, Melissa Sullivan, Amy Usry

Prayer: Carol Gutman, Denise Stevens

Purnell: Cheryl Lang

Stephen Ministry: Dana Halliday, Jack Mason

Support Partners: LeAnne Holcombe, Ben Harrison

Visitation: (committee on hiatus due to COVID restrictions)

Engage Ministry

David Berry, Jr., Chair

Fellowship/Special Events: Mary Grace Close, Leigh Anne Langley, Jennifer MacPhail

Health: Jeff Cleland, Leah Blanton, Chris Groke

Offering: David Berry Jr, Joe Pinilla, Chris Brown, Andy McKee, Josh Summers

JOY Fellowship (Older Adult): Anne Hicklin, Sherron Langley

Recreation: Beau Shuler, Bryan Pack, Hamp Crow, Alex Powell

Wednesdays at First: Ryan Reynolds, Will Ringo, Tres Cox, Will Hoy

Connect Ministry

Catherine Johnson, Chair

Visitor Follow-up: Catherine Johnson, Hannah Zimmerman

Assimilation: Hillary Brock, John Lefebvre

Welcome Class: Molly Colbath

Ushers and Greeters: Rob Elliott, Marsh Rogers, Mallory Edwards, Andy Halligan