Session, Committees and Trustees

The Session of First Presbyterian Church is the governing body for all decisions.  Elders of the church are eligible to be elected by the congregation for a two (2) year term of service.  The Sessions consists of 10 elders, 5 of which are elected (or re-elected for another two year term) each year.  

    Elders on Session


Class of 2017                                                      Class of 2018

Tammy Knight                                                     Ruthie Adams

Tabatha McEldred                                                John Hoffman

Wayne Ruggles                                                    Peggy Holden

Dave Thornton                                                    Carolyn Hughes

Carl Werner                                                        Jimmy Stone


  • Christian Education (Tammy Knight - chair)
  • Missions (Carolyn Hughes)
  • Fellowship  (Peggy Holden)
  • Worship  (John T Hoffman)
  • Properties (Tabatha McEldred, Wayne Ruggles - co-chairs)
  • Stewardship (Carl Werner)
  • Communicare (Tammy Knight)
  • Membership (Ruthie Adams)
  • Personnel (Dave Thornton, Tabetha McEldred and John T. Hoffman - co-chairs)
  • Nominating (Carl Werner, Dave Thornton)


Tom Cooper                  Class of 2017
Kevin Conrad                Class of 2018
Rick Strode                  Class of 2019