Our People

We love our vibrant little church nestled in the heart of downtown Somerset and are fortunate enough to have some fabulous folks helping out and it is this support which allows the First Presbyterian Church to stay very active in the community.  To keep our Church working as efficiently as possible, behind the scenes we are made up of three distinct groups; Our STAFF, Our SESSIONS OF ELDERS and our DEACONS.

Our Staff

Andrew Bowman

Andrew Bowman

Pastor

Erica Salmons

Erica Salmons

Administrative Assistant

Josh Jones

Josh Jones

Director of Youth Ministries

Carol Henderson

Carol Henderson

Financial Secretary

Debby McDonald

Debby McDonald

Pianist/Organist

Linda Slaughter

Linda Slaughter

Nursery Attendant

Theresa Jean Kibby

Theresa Jean Kibby

Director of Music

Rev. Jack Wilhelm

Rev. Jack Wilhelm

Pastor Emeritus

Jeannie Casada

Jeannie Casada

Custodian

Our Elders

Ruling Elders should be persons of faith, dedication, and good judgment. Their manner of life should be a demonstration of the Christian gospel, both within the church and in the world.

“Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine.”  –Isaiah 43:1

Bill Fountain

Bill Fountain

Wanda Mabry

Wanda Mabry

Fellowship

Hannah Vaught

Hannah Vaught

Clerk of Sessions/Worship

Sherry Brown

Sherry Brown

Matthew Gates

Matthew Gates

Susanna Hall

Susanna Hall

Paul Guffey

Paul Guffey

Nina Joplin

Nina Joplin

Elizabeth Tuttle

Elizabeth Tuttle

Our Deacons

The office of deacon as set forth in Scripture is one of compassion, witness, and service sharing in the redeeming love of Jesus Christ for the poor, the hungry, the sick, the lost, the friendless… or anyone in distress. “Persons of spiritual character, honest repute, of exemplary lives, brotherly and sisterly love, sincere compassion, and sound judgment should be chosen for this ministry.” –Book of Order, G-2.0201

 

Paula Burlew

Paula Burlew

Deacon

Ann Cook

Ann Cook

Deacon

Suzanne Kidd

Suzanne Kidd

Deacon

Linda Spanier

Linda Spanier

Deacon

Jane Evans

Jane Evans

Deacon

Emily Edwards

Emily Edwards

Deacon

Jenny Gilmore

Jenny Gilmore

Deacon

Dan Phelps

Dan Phelps

Deacon