The Leadership of First Presbyterian Church

Presbyterian congregations are governed by Ruling (lay persons) and Teaching (clergy) Elders who together are called a “session.” The FPC Session typically meets on the last Monday of the month, and on appropriate Sundays following worship to receive new members.

All Session Meetings are public, unless operating in “executive session.”  For specific meeting dates and times, please see the FPC calendar.

The ministry of the Diaconate (composed of Deacons) is one of compassion, witness and service, sharing in the redeeming love of Jesus Christ for the poor, the hungry, the sick, the lost, the friendless, the oppressed, those burdened by unjust policies or structures or anyone in distress. (Book of Order G-2.02)

FPCK Leadership Session


Will you serve the people with energy, intelligence, imagination, and love?

Ruling Elders serving as the Class of 2025 are:

  • Steve Clyburn
  • Pam Cooper
  • Lucy Cunningham
  • Jane Pickett
  • Cheryl Sieker
  • Mary Ellen Summerlin
  • Ed Wallace

Ruling Elders serving as the Class of 2024 are:

  • Clarice Amann
  • Sam Begeman
  • B.K. Gamble
  • Hilary Mosty
  • Jane Ragsdale
  • Tommy Tait

Ruling Elders serving as the Class of 2023 are:

  • Heather Cunningham
  • Julie Dunlap
  • Becca Huchton
  • Matt Priour
  • Bruce Story
  • David Williams

Trustees are as follows:

  • 2023, Tom Hamilton
  • 2024, Mark Cowden
  • 2025, LeRoy Schlechte

Clerk of Session, Judy Ferguson

Assistant Clerk of Session, Darlene Bannister

Treasurer of Session, Frank Dunlap

For a list of committees and volunteers serving on those committees, click HERE.

The governance of the church follows the Presbyterian Church (USA) Book of Order.  The Standards of Procedures (SOP) by which FPC operates is available at this Standards of Procedure



“Persons of spiritual character, honest repute, exemplary lives, brotherly and sisterly love, sincere compassion, and sound judgement…”

Deacons serving in the class of 2025:

  • Sam Baublit
  • Angela Greene
  • Alice Lerp
  • Tricia Matthews
  • Sally Peterson
  • Nancy Wilson


Deacons serving in the class of 2024:

  • Betty Clyburn
  • Linda Grams
  • Rita Odom
  • Linda Phillips
  • Cheryl Smith
  • Nancy Wallace


Deacons serving in the class of 2023:

  • Laura Batchelder
  • Amy Havis
  • Susan Junkin
  • Joyce Schlechte
  • Kristie Schlechte


Deacon Moderator: Amy Havis