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First Pres Committees

There are nine committees of Session, including Building and Grounds, Christian Education, Communications & Marketing, Fellowship, Finance & Administration, Outreach, Personnel, Stewardship, and Worship. 

COMMITTEES OF SESSION

BUILDING AND GROUNDS
Acts as building managers to monitor and maintain the necessary upkeep of the church building and grounds. Performs or authorizes/arranges for minor electrical, plumbing, painting and other general repairs and maintenance work. Seeks session approval for major work items.

Building and Grounds Committee:
Dave Solper, chair
Lisa Olson, session rep

Pete Blashka
Kevin Kabacinski
Ken Solper
Mary Belanger, staff

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION
Provides educational opportunities for the congregation’s children, youth, and adults/families. This includes Sunday School, a Christmas pageant, youth group, and confirmation class in conjunction with the pastor. In addition to regular adult groups (Commoners, Esther Circle, Pres Folk, Men’s Breakfast), special intergenerational events and activities are offered. Continues to be more inviting to our neighbors.

Christian Education Committee:
Jenn Christianson, chair

Kathleen Ford
Deb Gauthier
Bobbi Holl
Brenda Hubbard
Loni McCormick
Ken Sann
Ben Menghini, staff

COMMUNICATION AND MARKETING
Supports both external communication to our community as well as internal communication with our congregation. Leads in efforts to generate and facilitate branding for the events, ministries, and identity of First Presbyterian Church. Manages digital and traditional communication/marketing activities including social media posting and monitoring, and website, email, and newsletter content/production.

Communication and Marketing Committee:
Jay Rietz, chair
Michelle Erickson
Taylor Wittman
Connie Greenawald, staff

FELLOWSHIP
Sponsors a number of events and activities throughout the year, such as Fat Tuesday, Easter breakfast, church picnic, church chix, and the church softball team. Responsible for supplying the church kitchens with paper products, coffee, lemonade, sugar, and creamer. Replaces kitchen items such as pots and pans as needed.

Fellowship Committee:
Loni McCormick, co-chair

Bruce Deadman
Lisa Olson
Nancy Siewert
Jill Stenson

FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION
Monitors and records all church receipts and expenditures. Approves income statements and balance sheets before they go to Session. Manages all endowment investments and disbursements. Reviews all endowment expenses and designated accounts.

Finance and Administration Committee:
Jon Tessier, chair

David Anderson
Beth Ryder
Mary Steeno
Lynne Nelson, staff

NOMINATING 2019-2020 (ad hoc)
The Nominating Committee is charged with the responsibility to nominate Elders and Deacons to replace those whose terms are ending, or if another need arises.

Nominating Committee:
Ross Early
Linda Michael
Leah Mott
Dennis Siewert

OUTREACH
Promotes the support of several local mission activities for the congregation, such as efforts for Tank Elementary School, the Mauthe Center at UWGB, the neighborhood picnic at the Cup O’ Joy Christian coffeehouse, and the Presbyterian Food Pantry. Provides information and encourages giving to the four special denominational offerings: One Great Hour of Sharing, Pentecost, Peacemaking, and Christmas Joy. Interprets the mission work of the PC(USA) and encourages participation on mission trips.

Outreach Committee:
Deb Shober, chair

Jane Bies
Stephanie Fahringer
Mary Ginnebaugh
Kirke Ryder
Lisa Solper

PERSONNEL
Provides fair, effective leadership for the church staff that encourages an efficient and harmonious atmosphere for the staff and congregation.

Personnel Committee:
Bruce Deadman, chair 

John Early
Jay Rietz
Tom Schoffelman

STEWARDSHIP
Leads First Presbyterian Church in helping our members understand and fulfill each of our personal stewardship commitments to God. Accomplishes this through teaching and action, and the annual pledge campaign.

Stewardship Committee:
Jane Bies
Ross Early
Nancy Kwaterski
Kirke Ryder
Tom Schoffelman

WORSHIP
Ministers to the spiritual growth and well-being of members and friends of First Presbyterian Church by promoting an uplifting, nurturing worship experience. 

Worship Committee:
Amy Wittman, chair

Patcee Bucher
Russ Christensen
Nancy Siewert
Mary Steeno
Bob Nickel, staff

2018 Annual Committee Reports

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