Session

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 – 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, June 11, and took the following action:
*Reviewed and accepted the financial reports through May 31, 2018
*Elected Pat Hyden to serve as Church Treasurer and Rosalyn Taylor to serve as Clerk of Session for a term of one year.
*Heard report of Presbytery meeting
*Heard report from the PNC. Members have received further training on Interviewing candidates for position of our new pastor. They have begun scheduled interviews via SKYPE with some candidates. They ask for the congregation’s continued prayers as they continue the selection process.
*Approved Tyler and Rochelle Holms, PCUSA Mission co-workers from Malawi speaking to us on Thursday July 26 from 6-8:30 PM. A meal will be served.
*Barrel from the Food Bank will be in the Fellowship Hall in July for food donations.
*A Clallam Bay work party is being scheduled--date to be determined.
*Approved the job description for Temporary Office Assistant.
*Approved Youth Sunday for August 19, 2018 with a single service at 10 AM.
*Approved Paul Mattson to preach at both services on Sunday, July 8, 2018.
*Approved that the Web Cam be used for special occasions only as the audio and picture are currently poor quality.
The next Session meeting will be July 9 at 6PM.

FINANCIAL REPORT
Beginning 2018 Balance - $9,594.50
January-May 2018 Income - $121,501.84
January-May 2018 Expenses - $118,172.09
Budget Balance - $ 12,924.25
Transfers to General Fund – $16,968.58
Ending Balance - $29,892.83 May 31, 2018