Session Information

Our session consisting of 12 elders and moderated by Pastor Matt oversees the work and mission of First Presbyterian Church. They meet monthly to monitor the activities of the committees of the church. 

Session assignments: Building, Grounds & Properties, Mike Hansen and Paul Stutesman; Christian Education, Paula Mitchell; Community Life, Ardith Hansel; Mission & Outreach, Wayne Brown; Personnel, Coya Erickson and Kate Dexter; Stewardship, Paul Stutesman; Worship & Music, Randy Schuchardt and Bruce Emery; Hospitality (ad hoc, Kate Dexter, Sarah Mattson and Ardith Hansel).

The Session met at on Monday November 18th at 7 pm and the following information was shared:

  • Approved motion for the Sizzling Summer Sale to be held on September 12, 2020, with proceeds to benefit Habitat for Humanity.
  • Approved motion for the annual Christmas Joy Offering to be collected on December 22, with announcements in the December newsletter and bulletins through the month of December.
  • Approved motion for a Health Reimbursement Account to be established for Lauren Corder, retroactive to October 1, 2019 (date of hire) not to exceed $500.
  • Approved motion to purchase the digital version of the new Lift Up Your Hearts Hymnal, at a cost of $1000 to be paid from the Memorial Fund
  • Approved the Weapons Position and introductory letter to be mailed to the congregation.
  • Approved motion to apply to the Northwest Coast Presbytery’s Vital Congregations Initiative program.


Beginning Balance - $21,346.94
January –October Income – $264,287.11
January – October Expenses - $270,596.37
Ending Balance - $20,996.96
October 31, 2019

The Safety Committee has proposed and the Session has approved the role of safety steward. Beginning in October, an elder or deacon acting as safety steward will monitor the fellowship hall, the east entry areas and the nursery for the comings and goings of those entering the church. We will also begin having assigned point of contact persons at each service. The job of the POCs is to attend to people in or causing distress during or after service.