Church Leadership

Pastoral Staff

Rev. Dr.  Jon Heeringa

Pastor-Head of Staff

Rev. Scott Thayer

Associate Pastor

Rev. Billy Craig

Associate Pastor for Youth & Evangelism

Children’s and Family Ministries

Betsy Dishman

Director of Children & Family Ministries

Emily Oliver

Children’s Ministry Assistant

Administrative Staff

Donna Meadows

Church Business Administrator

Emily Huffman

Administrative Assistant

Music Ministry

Shannon Kiser

Director of Music & Worship

Karen Holl


Visitation Staff

Gary Edlind Sr.

Director of Visitation Ministries

Facilities Staff

Chris Furry

Facilities Manager

Rose Robinson


Joyce Jennings



The congregation elects Elders each year to lead the church. Elders are expected to be mature followers of Jesus who work together to equip the church to carry out its mission. Elders serve three-year terms and are made up of three different groups of people whose terms expire together. Together, the group is referred to as a Session, and they meet on the fourth Tuesday of each month. Meetings, held at 6:30 p.m., are open. Those currently serving as elders are:

  • William Cale
  • Ron Dunham
  • Dan Clements
  • Martha Graham
  • Lisa Grayson
  • Pat Haden
  • Brad Jenkins
  • Jim Krauss
  • Carl Larsson
  • Donna Miller
  • Gloria Price
  • Terry Rhodes
  • Sue Smith
  • Tanya Thompson
  • Patrick Werner

Committee Leaders

First Presbyterian has a number of committees that work to carry out the mission of the church. If you are interested in working with one of these committees, or if you have questions about the church’s mission in one of these areas, contact the committee coordinators listed below.

  • Administration/Finance: Vince Harkins
  • Adult Discipleship Team: Carl Larsson
  • Children’s Ministry Team: Mary Sease
  • Communications: Brad Jenkins
  • Congregational Care: Maureen Pearson
  • Evangelism: Scott Lemn
  • Facilities: Thomas Moomaw
  • Fauls Building: Tom Clayton and Vince Harkins
  • Global Missions: Renee McCulloch
  • Local Missions: Dan Clements and Doug Gardner
  • Personnel: Jim Krauss
  • Worship: Bill Cale
  • Youth Vision Team: Patrick Werner

To contact any of our leaders, fill out the form below.