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.


  • The Session met on February 19th and took the following actions:
  • Approved the Session minutes of the December 18th, 2017 and January 15th, 2018 and the January 28th Congregational meeting
  • Accepted the Treasurer’s report for January.
  • Examined and approved Laurie Fineout as a Deacon. Installation to be scheduled at a later date,
  • Approved the Office manager job description
  • Approved a 4% COLA for employees (not under contract) as of April 1, 2018.
  • Accepted the recommendation that MANNA be the recipient of the proceeds of the Sizzling Summer Sale to be held June 2, 2018
  • Approved transferring the balances of the Ewing and Crow Estates to the US Bank Bequest account and using $12,000.00 from this to fund the PNC and Mission Study requirements.
  • Expressed appreciation to Dave Eekhoff for his assistance in moderating the Session and leading us in worship while Pastor Wendy was recuperating.

Beginning 2018 Balance - $9594.50
January Income - $22,945.60
January Expenses - $22,448.09
January – October Expenses - $271,100.50
Ending Balance - $10,092.01
January 31, 2018