Session

MISSION STUDY

MISSION STUDY REPORT PRESENTATION - JANUARY 7, 2018 - 9:45 am and 12:10 pm
In the past months, as part of our effort to prepare for the call of a newly installed head pastor, the Mission Study Committee sent out an initial survey followed up by three Mission Study Gatherings of facilitated group conversations with congregational members. We have finished a demographic report and sought input through a short community survey and individual conversations with community members. We asked people to share and discuss their faith journey and help illuminate who we are as a church and express who we want to be for our Mission Study Report. All of these efforts have been met with thoughtful response; thank you for your help! We eagerly look forward to delivering our report on January 7 after each of the morning services. We hope our findings will be concise, insightful, and usable during the rest of our First Presbyterian Church Port Angeles' discerning and calling process. Thank you for your prayers, participation, and support. Sincerely, The Mission Study Team,
Paul Stutesman and Coya Erickson co-chairs, Pastor Wendy Taylor, Doug Erickson, Tom McCulloch, Jim & Paula Mitchell and Ardith Schuchardt

MEET THE INTERIM PASTOR

We welcome the Reverend Wendy Taylor to serve as our Interim Pastor on the recommendation of the Transitional Ministry Team (TMT), members Chuck Whitney, Rosalie Doty, Rainy Birch, Carrie Cobb, Todd Haworth, and Presbytery liaison David Eekhoff.

Wendy Taylor comes to us as Interim Pastor after serving three churches in the Olympia Presbytery as an Interim. She was also the director of Caring Ministries of the First Presbyterian Church in Santa Rosa, California for 9 years. She received her Master of Divinity degree from Fuller Theological Seminary in California in 2007.
Even before her ordination, and throughout her ministry, Wendy has had a strong desire to live the Gospel, not just hear it. She wants to inspire the congregations in which she serves to do the same. Wendy has been involved in programs for children & families, and participated in mission trips. She is also very interested in community involvement wherever she is serving.
Wendy enjoys outdoor activities and has a strong family connection to the Pacific NW. She is grateful to be part of our fellowship & ministries! 


 

Session Information

Our session consisting of 12 elders and moderated by Pastor Wendy oversees the work and mission of First Presbyterian Church. They meet monthly to monitor the activities of the committees of the church. Approved revised committee titles and adding two new committees:


Building, Grounds, and Properties – Carol Foss
Christian Education – Rosalie Doty
Community Life – Pat Hyden
Mission – Tom McCulloch & Lu Meiner
Personnel – Coya Erickson
Special Projects – Kate Dexter
Stewardship – Bruce Emory
Technology – Jeff Miller
Worship & Music – Paula Mitchell & Randy Schuchardt
Please feel free to reach out to any of us with questions, comments, and ideas.
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FINANCIAL REPORT
Beginning 2017 Balance - $357.05
January – October Income - $257,112.24                                                                                                                                                                                                        November Income - $35,771.92
January – October Expenses - $271,100.50
November Expenses - $28,274.46
Ending Balance - $ -5,777.99
November 30, 2017