The Session has hired the Reverend Wendy Taylor as the Interim Pastor on the recommendation of the Transitional Ministry Team (TMT), members Chuck Whitney, Rosalie Doty, Rainy Birch, Carrie Cobb, Todd Haworth, and Presbytery liaison David Eekhoff.

Wendy Taylor comes to us as Interim Pastor after serving three churches in the Olympia Presbytery as an Interim. She was also the director of Caring Ministries of the First Presbyterian Church in Santa Rosa, California for 8 years. She received her Master of Divinity degree from Fuller Theological Seminary in California in 2007.
Even before her ordination, and throughout her ministry, Wendy has had a strong desire to live the Gospel, not just hear it. She wants to inspire the congregations in which she serves to do the same. Wendy has been involved in programs for children & youth, and participated in mission trips. She is also very interested in community involvement wherever she is serving as an Interim.
Wendy enjoys outdoor activities and has a strong family connection to the Pacific NW. Her term of service will begin September 12th and, with God’s blessing, she will serve until a permanent pastor is selected by you, the members of this congregation. She will be in need of housing, a 1 or 2 bedroom apartment or house, for her time here. Please let the office know if you know of any possibilities.

Session Information

Our session consisting of 12 elders and moderated by Pastor Ted oversees the work and mission of First Presbyterian Church. They meet monthly to monitor the activities of the main committees of the church:  Christian Education, Mission, Outreach & Fellowship, Nominating, Personnel, Stewardship, and Worship & Music.

Session has affirmed the following committee appointments (first name listed is Moderator):
Education and Nurture- Rosalie Doty, Lu Meiner
Mission- Tom McCulloch, Jeffrey Miller
Outreach and Fellowship- Pat Hyden, Bridget Edgington
Personnel - Coya Erickson, Mike Hansen
Stewardship- Carol Foss, Jason Mayo
Worship and Music- Randy Schuchardt, Paula Mitchell

Appointed Rosalyn Taylor to a one-year term as Clerk of Session
Appointed Pat Hyden to a one-year term as Treasurer

In other action:
Awarded $1,000 scholarships to graduating high school seniors Brittney Sofie and Elliott Soelter
Awarded $1,000 Wilma and Boyd Turner Memorial Scholarships to senior Brittney Sofie and college students Mary Dawson and Kate Haworth