Our congregation and community is also grateful to be served by an excellent staff here at First Presbyterian!

Pastor & Moderator of Session: Vacant,

Interum Moderator of Session: Nelson Lumm

Session Members:

Claudia Rasmussen, Clerk of Session; Sally Trabulsi, Treasurer; Gary Bosma, Building & Grounds; Colleen Johnson, Worship & Education; Nancy Klinkers, Pastoral Care; Jena Lewis, Outreach & Pastoral Care.

Other Volunteer Leadership Positions: Judy Woods, Community Lunch Liaison

Church Bookkeeper and Treasurer: Carla McDonald

Church Secretary and Office Manager: Sharon Carper

Sharon, who also still runs the church office of the Good Shepherd Episcopal Church in Allegan, has recently also joined the staff of First Presbyterian.  Previously a journalist, Sharon brings years of experience as a church secretary and a brain full of ideas and best practices to our office.  Things are running so smoothly you get the definite impression that she has done all of this many times before…


Organist:  Theresa Ashley
TheresaTheresa Ashley began her work at First Presbyterian Church as a fill in organist for “just a few weeks”.  Now over 20 years later, she is still wondering when her few weeks will be complete!  Theresa excels at sight reading music and during our Summer Congregational Hymn Sings in morning worship, requests from the congregation never phase her.
–As long as she has all the notes in front of her, she can play it!


Community Lunch Director:  Deb Valenti

Resource Coordinator: Charles Schantz

Custodian: Brian Polmanteer

Assistant Custodian: Maureen Heilman