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Congregation Council

The Congregation Council Has general oversight of the life, Christian education, and activities of the congregation, and in particular its worship life, to the end that everything be done in accordance with the Word of God and the faith and practice of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

They are also responsible for the financial, property matters and employment and supervision of the staff of this congregation.

Council Members

Darren Whitford

Council President


Vice President

Gary Walters


Stacey Mcnamara


Ken Holda

At Large


At Large
Janet and her family joined First Church in 1993. Janet sings in the choir and plays in the bell choir. She also serves on Altar Guild. In her spare time she enjoys reading and spending time with her grandchildren. 


Cabinet Liasion
"Ellen is a life-long Lutheran. Ellen, her husband Jeff and son Zach joined First Lutheran in 2005. Zach has since flown the coop and they are now empty nesters.
She is actively involved in Chancel Choir, Bell Choir, Altar Guild and other aspects of worship and service. She served as co-chair of the Celebration Team from October 2021 to July 2023. She is currently Cabinet Liaison since July 2023.  In her spare time, she is an avid crafter and loves to garden."

dawn zima

Mutual Ministry
Dawn has been a long time member of First.  She has held various positions on Council and Cabinet.  Her work experience included a career in Human Resources, Recruiting for Avery Dennison, Key Bank and lastly FirstEnergy.  She is married to Dave, and they have their fur baby English bulldog named Walter.

Brenda jacobs


Kathleen L. Kluck


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