The leadership of our congregation is an elected board of elders (The Session). Each elder leads a team that focuses on a specific ministry area to forward the mission of Jesus Christ. The following is a list of our current elders and their related ministry. 

Scott Anthony

Clerk of Session

Jen Ward

Elder of Family Ministry

Michelle Ventimiglia

Co-Elder of Children's Ministry

Michele Morse

Elder of Community Concerns

Joan Bartus

Elder of Personnel

Gary Parsons

Elder of Nominating Committee

Pieter Van Every

Elder of Property

Sue O'Connor

Elder of Adult Discipleship

David Nelson

Co-Elder of Children's Ministry

Mike Bryant

Elder of First Pres Prep

Rick Spence

Elder of Mission

Dave Peterman

Elder of Finance

Cheryl Dial

Elder of Worship

Kristen Dial Skouros

Elder of Youth Ministry

Michelle Brekke

Co-Elder of Membership

Debbie Deichler

Co-Elder of Membership

Amy Chipman

Elder of Fellowship

Bobbi Van Every

Elder of Stewardship


The Deacons are the lay pastors of our congregation. They are the caring, supporting team. Every member of First Pres. is assigned one or more deacons who come along side in times of celebration as well as in times of need. Deacons are assigned according to location. Contact the church office at 818.360.1831 to find out who your deacon is.

Steve Switzer

Area 1

Julie Miller

Area 4

Lauri Sherbon

Area 7

Martin Fay

Area 10


Area 13

Barbara Doutt

Area 16

Barbara Doutt

Area 19

Matt & Amy Moore

Area 22

Carole Wayne

Area 25

Jake & Dana Peterman

Area 2

Carolyn Whitt

Area 5

Lingga & David Oka

Area 8

Rick Kinder

Area 11

Ally Treptow

Area 14

Souhaila El-Souki

Area 17

Matt & Amy Moore

Area 20

Kevin Meihaus

Area 23

Lee Morain

Area 26

Jackie Magana

Area 3

Ian Miller

Area 6

Lauri Sherbon

Area 9

Ginny Field

Area 12

Souhaila El-Souki

Area 15

Ginny Field

Area 18

Stephanie Deach-Foyle

Area 21

Lisa Caton-Largent

Area 24