Church Council and
Board of Deacons

Church Council
2018-2019

Members of the Church Council, of which the nine members of the Executive Board form the core, are (standing, left to right) Nate Hollings, Executive Board, Member-at-Large; Jane Lawrence, Executive Board, Member-at-Large; Paul Marks, Executive Board, Member-at-Large, and Research and Long-Range Planning Chair; Steve Soderberg, Executive Board, President; Brian Flandermeyer, Executive Board, Member-at-Large, Vice President, and Finance member; Ben Morgan, Executive Board, Member-at-Large; Pete Franzen, Board of Deacons Chair; Tom Englert, Board of Trustees Chair; (seated) Kathy Krozel, Leadership Committee Co-Chair; Ruth Luipold, Executive Board, Member-at-Large; Carol Chase, Clerk; Alice Goodrich, Missions and Outreach Ministry Chair; Jill McNally, Hospitality Chairperson; (not in photo) Judy Franzen, Leadership Committee Co-Chair; Richard Geikie, Christian Development Ministry Chair; Deryk Richenburg, Executive Board, Senior Pastor; Andrew Shattuck, Church Administrator; and Roger Willard, Historic Resources Chair. 

All Executive Board and Church Council meetings are open to First Church members (with the exception of executive sessions when held by a vote of the Board). The Board meets in the Morgan House Drawing Room on third Tuesdays of the month at 7:00 p.m. Twice per year the members of the Council meet with the Board.

Approved Executive Board and Church Council meeting minutes can be seen in the Church Office.

Board of Deacons
2018-2019

Our current Deacons’ Board members are (standing, left to right) Melissa Garvey, Petra Riley, Ralph Veenema, Andrea Beaty, Justine Grandpré, Terry Shook, Charles Floyd, Robin Strom, Bob Galloway, Chair Pete Franzen, (seated) Helen Durfee, Vicki Silva, John Davis, Jim Clark, John Cooper, and Shari Franzen, (not in photo) Jon Beaty, Patti Sicord, Glen Smyth, Karen Smyth, and Greg Voth.

All Deacons’ meetings are open to First Church members. They meet in the Morgan House Drawing Room on first Tuesdays of the month at 7:00 p.m.

Approved Board of Deacons meeting minutes can be seen in the Church Office.