Ruling Elders (The Session)

First Presbyterian Church is led by dedicated men and women.  Ordained to the office of "Ruling Elder," members of our church's board — called a Session — take on the responsibility of leading and equipping our congregation to be faithful followers of Christ.

Class of 2020

  • Carol Avenson (Membership Committee Chair)

  • Boyd Hahn (Stewardship Committee Chair)

  • Lisa Hardwick (Worship Committee Chair)

  • Kathy Hollinger (Christian Education Committee Chair)

  • Wes Ratliff (Personnel Committee Chair)

Class of 2021

  • Debbi Conkle ( Outreach Committee Chair)

  • Gary Crow

  • Sarah Harriss

  • Saundra Tracy

  • Dan Watts

Class of 2022

  • Jean Brown

  • Randall Burcham

  • Elena Bya

  • Steve Creech (Property Committee Chair)

  • Nathan Ernest

The Diaconate

Deacons lead by serving.  As ordained officers, deacons organize many of the ministries of care and compassion. While the office of deacon can be traced back to the earliest Christian communities, our diaconate was established in 2012 with the first class of deacons starting in January of 2013.

Class of 2020

  • Sergio Fernandez (Meal Preparation & Delivery)

  • Judy Fulford (Secretary and Coffee Supplies)

  • Lou Moir (Funeral Receptions and Coffee Hour)

  • Julie Strycker (Bulletin Board and Meal Preparation & Delivery)

Class of 2021

  • Glen Darling (Coffee Hour)

  • Barbara Hanna (Funeral Receptions and Communion Preparation)

  • Nate Nickel (Rosebuds, College Care Packages and 50 Year Member Recognition)

  • Becky Rusie (Visitation and Transportation)

Class of 2022

  • David Burkhart

  • Karin Coopersmith

  • Jim Ernest

  • Ruth Holman

Church Address: 

221 East Sixth Street

Bloomington, IN 47408

Phone: (812) 332-1514

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