Deacons

 

The mix of diverse backgrounds and experiences of our staff and lay leaders come together for a common purpose: to live in God’s grace and share God’s love.

The role of the Deacons is one of “sympathy, service and witness” to the love of God as shown in the life of Jesus Christ. The origin of “deacon” is the Greek diakonos, “servant.”

At First Church we have an elected Board of Deacons who minister with compassion to anyone in need, whether they are members of the church, visitors, neighbors or other members of the community. Deacons meet on a monthly basis to determine how best to meet those needs. They receive care and prayer requests from those who themselves, or whose loved ones, are ill, or have other special needs, and can refer people for pastoral care.

Two Deacons for the Month are appointed by the Board of Deacons to act as specific points of contact for those in need. Any deacon, however, can assist. Requests for Deacons should be directed to the Deacons of the Month or if urgent, to the Pastoral staff.


David Estes & Don Lee
Co-Moderator

 Jamée Ard & Philip Ross
Co-Secretaries

Erik Voigt
Treasurer


CLASS OF 2021

Rick Bassett

Suzanne Cohen

Mark Fontaine

David Kipin

Don Lee

Sarah Tofte

CLASS OF 2020

 

Jamée Ard

 Daniel Duque

Urvashi Singh Hutt

William B. Kerr

 

Whitney Tiernan Ranson

Philip Ross

CLASS OF 2019

David Stuart Estes

LouAnne Gilleland

Irenka Jakubiak

Philippe Henri Lerch

Erik A. Voigt

Julie C. Zawislak