SESSION & DEACON MINISTRIES
The ministry and mission of First Presbyterian Church of Grapevine is led by Session Elders, who look after the temporal and programmaic needs of the church, and the Board of Deacons, who look after the missional and pastoral needs of the community. Each ministry of the Session and Board of Deacons is staffed not only by Elders and/or Deacons, but by individuals who feel called to servant leadership.
How is God calling you? Take a moment to fill out our Volunteer 2020 (found on our Forms and Documents page) and return to the church office. Often times, we look to these forms to give us an idea of who would be a good fit for one of our ministries.
Administration/Personnel – Miles Davis (Chair), Bob Mitchell and Bob Crilley (Staff)
The Administration/Personnel ministry mission is to provide and maintain a church structure and appropriate support functions to allow all the ministries of the church to meet their missions in a coordinated and efficient manner and to hire (excluding ordained positions and preschool staff) and retain highly qualified staff by offering competitive compensation within the financial parameters determined by the Session and by fostering an attractive work environment.
Adult Ministry – Ovy Waddoups (Chair) and Ashley Hood (Staff)
Adult Ministry is responsible for the nurture and education of persons from high school up. This involves the planning of Sunday School classes, support groups, high school fellowship and more to help adults grow in relationship with God and one another.
Children's Ministry – Kim Wevodau (Chair), and Jodi Haun (Staff)
This Children’s ministry is responsible for the nurture and education of children from birth through middle school. This involves the planning of a variety of programs including Sunday School, fellowship, and more to help children grow in relationship with God and one another.
Communications – Billy Szendrey (Chair) and Deb Hinton. Staff support varies.
The Communications ministry is responsible for providing and maintaining all modes of communications (website, social media, newsletters, signs, posters, press releases, etc…) used in the church and community.
Congregational Care – Ronnie Painter (Chair), Pat Blasdel, Linda Czarny, Debbie Thomas and Ashley Hood (Staff)
Congregational Care provides meaningful and compassionate care and support to individuals and families by, for example, developing and disseminating care calendars for individuals and families in need of meals, respite care, transportation, etc.; sending letters to our college students; and providing resource to those who are grieving. If this type of ministry interests you, join us!
Fellowship – Tom Talbot, Suzanne Rowntree, Skip Voskamp, Diana Davis and Jodi Haun (Staff)
The First Presbyterian Fellowship Committee strives to bring together individuals from all age groups and with diverse interests, and enable stronger personal connections, through a variety of community-building events. Events differ from year to year, but typically include events such as Pool Party/ice Cream Social, Trunk or Treat, Vacation Bible School Meal Service, Church Picnic, Easter Brunch. The Fellowship Ministry also serves the Perking Lot on a weekly basis.
Finance – Steve Flynn (Chair), Allison Brooks and Mark Hinton (Treasurer)
Finance Ministry mission is to diligently and faithfully shepherd all financial resources of the church for the general welfare and financial health of the church.
Missions – Elva Bass (Chair), Nancylee Hadley, Justin Richardson, Christy Scanlan and Jodi Haun (Staff)
Mission committee mission is to provide a special way for caring for local and global concerns nurturing our brothers and sisters in Christ by providing both service and financial support.
Nominating –Bob Mitchell (Chair), Bob Crilley (Staff) and Ashley Hood (Staff)
Nominating ministry mission is to bring before the congregation qualified candidates willing to serve God and His church as elders, deacons, and congregational members of the subsequent Nominating committee.
Presbyterian Women –Leslie Rigoulot (Chair) and Laura McClure (Treasurer)
Presbyterian Women nurture faith through prayer, Bible study, working for justice and peace while building an inclusive caring community of women that strengthens the Presbyterian Church (USA) and witnesses to the promise of God’s kingdom.
Preschool – Paul Leavens (Chair), and Jodi Haun (Staff) and Deborah Kay (Director)
We deeply believe that children learn best through their natural medium: play. We believe parents do not have to make a choice between fun or academics, but that these goals work together, hand in hand. Each age group within our preschool program has a developmentally-appropriate curriculum designed to meet the academic, social, emotional and physical needs of each individual child in areas including language and literacy, mathematics, science, social studies, technology, music and movement, art and imaginative play.
Property – Chip Holman (Chair) and Dan Hollister. Staff varies.
Property ministry mission is to maintain and enhance the physical buildings and grounds of the church to facilitate God’s work in the world.
Stewardship – Laura Howe (Chair), Anna Casteen, Bill Johnson, Steve Kaskovich and Bob Crilley (Staff)
The mission of the Stewardship Ministry Team is to educate, encourage, and enlist the congregation to respond to God’s goodness by sharing their time, talents, and financial resources with which they have been blessed. We welcome creative folks with enthusiasm and out-of-the-box ideas to inspire members to participate in supporting the missions and ministries of FPCGV which will, in turn, reward them in ways they had never imagined. Giving transformed by God into gifts.
Visitor and Welcome – Joe Tang (Chair), Fred Mills, Marlynn Sparks and Ashley Hood (Staff)
The purpose of The Visitor and Evangelism Mission is to welcome visitors and assist new members in becoming integrated into the congregation. Furthermore, V and E will find ways to reach out into the community so that with our actions and words we bring God's message of love and forgiveness.
Worship and Music – Dawn Walters, Leslie Minor, Bob Crilley (Staff), Rick Walsh (Staff) and Ashley Hood (Staff)
The Worship & Music Ministry is devoted to planning the Sunday Worship calendar; preparing for special events and services (such as Advent/Christmas decorating; poinsettias and Easter lilies; Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Christmas Eve services); coordinating ushers, liturgists, and communion servers; and overseeing the use of the sanctuary, narthex, and gallery. This ministry also administers our rich music program's budget and calendar of special events.
Staff – Bob Crilley (Pastor, Head of Staff), Ashley Hood (Associate Pastor and Director of Adult Ministries), Jodi Haun (Director of Children’s Ministry and Missions), Rick Walsh (Director of Music), Jill Compton (Administrator), Jiha Choi (Organist) and Kim Wheelock (Children’s Music Director).