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 – Paul Stutesman & Jim Lewis
Christian Education – Rosalie Doty & Ardith Hansel
Community Life – Pat Hyden
Mission and Outreach – Tom McCulloch
Personnel – Coya Erickson, Bruce Emery, Kate Dexter
Stewardship – Bill Streur
Technology – Kate Dexter
Worship & Music – Randy Schuchardt & Paula Mitchell

Please feel free to reach out to any of us with questions, comments, and ideas.

The Session met Monday, April 9, 2018 at 6pm

  • Newly installed Elders Ardith Hansel, Bill Struer, Jim Lewis and Paul Stutesman were welcomed.
  • Minutes from the March 20, 2018 meeting were approved as written.
  • The Treasurer’s Report was reviewed and accepted with thanks.
  • There was discussion about recruitment of childcare providers in the nursery.
  • Approved Coya Erickson preaching on April 22nd.
  • Received Rita Frick’s acceptance of new Office Manager position.
  • Approved moving and combining various fund line items in order to reduce and simplify the number shown in the budget
  • Approved the Kitchen Manager’s Job Description.
  • Approved the following members as counters in 2018: Rosalie Doty, Diane Miller, Tom McCulloch, Carol Foss, Karen Walter and Rosalyn Taylor.
  • Approved discontinuing the Special Projects Committee and fold those activities into Community Life.

The next meeting will be Monday, May 14, 2018 at 6PM


Beginning 2018 Balance - $9,594.50
January-March 2018 Income - $76,937.50
January-March 2018 Expenses - $68,927.73
Ending Balance - $ 17,604.27
March 31, 2018