Staff and Governance
During this time of transition, our congregation will be led by the cadre of talented ministers, retired and newly minted, who worship with First & Central. They will be filling our pulpit and supplying pastoral needs. You can expect to see these folks from time to time on Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings, along with elders in the church, leading our prayer services.
If you have pastoral concerns, please use the Contact form for and the church will be happy to help you.
A Presbyterian church is governed by its Session, a body of Elders, with the Pastor serving as moderator. (The word "presbyter" means "elder of the church.") These members of the church are elected for three-year terms, renewable for up to six years' continuous service.
First & Central's current Session are:
Margaret Ann Butterfield, Brenda Dean (Clerk of Session), Sue Getman, Leigh Jefferies-Weinfeld, Fred McDonald, Jana Nazari, Ellen Oiler, Mark Olson (President of the Trustees), Ellen Roberts (Treasurer), Judie Rodgers, and David Teager.
Deacons serve the church by ministering to its members. Often, this involves food! These members of the Board of Deacons are also elected for three-year terms, renewable for up to six years' continuous service.
First & Central's current Board of Deacons includes:
Glen Noble (chair), Connie, Beattie, Mary McDonald, Lynn Moody, Larry Peterson, and Judy Van Dame.
David's passion for music and faith in God make him a true Minister of Music. His remarkable talents for playing, directing, and composing are such a gift to F&C and this community. Under his direction, F&C's choir is comprised of some of the most talented musicians in the area. He studied music at The Ohio State University, received a Masters of Music from Eastman School of Music, and has pursued post-graduate education from Syracuse University.