There are a number of people that help oversee various parts of First Presbyterian Church of Jacksonville.

Board of Trustees

The Trustees are the group of elected members of First Presbyterian which act at the request of the Congregation and the Session, in regard to the real and personal property of the church. They manage any property and permanent special funds, bequests, and gifts given to First Presbyterian Church. These funds are invested and managed by the Trustees for the furtherance of the ministry plan of the church as established by the Session. If you would like contact the Board of Trustees please use our contact form.

Forrest Agnew (2021)Martin Wood (2022)
Rick Renstrom (2021) Nan Davis (2023)
Darleen Smith (2021)Sue Holt (2023)
Bruce Myers (2022)
Tom Jenks (2023)
Jim Smith (2022)

The Session

The governing body of the Presbyterian church is the Session. The men and women who are elected by the congregation to be members of the Session are individually called Elders. The Elders are responsible for the vision, mission and government of FPC. They provide oversight without micromanaging all staff and programs, trusting those that God has brought on staff here. The Elders set and oversee spiritual direction and growth within the church. They encourage and support the staff, and they commit to pray for and actively participate in the life of the church. If you would like contact the Session please use our contact form.

Emil Albertini (2022) Co-chair FinanceRay Lowe (2021) Co-chair HR
Brenda Baker (2023) Clerk of SessionLarry Miller (2023)
Gordon Davis (2023) Co-chair Finance
Clark O'Dell (2021) Co-chair Discipleship
Jim Gaff (2023)Theresa Rulien (2021) Co-chair Discipleship
Chris Hixenbaugh (2022) Chair Communications 
Leah Smith (2021) Co-chair HR


The Deacons are elected and ordained members of the congregation to be part of the pastoral arm of our church, reaching out to members in their assigned group or “parish” when a pastoral concern arises. If you would like contact the Deacons please use our contact form.

Class of 2021                 Class of 2022                  Class of 2023                
Nancy Agnew             Michele BurdettePatsy Akridge
Shirley JenksChris DahlgrenGinny Dyer
Laura JonesMarci EdwardsJan Glover
Lee SmithCarole LivingstonJoann Mathews
Sally WolfeJohnnie Woolard