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Pastor Applicants - If you are interested in submitting an application for our Pastor position and have not completed a CLC PIF, send your resume to the attention of Christopher Hansen, PNC Co-Moderator.

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Pastor Nominating Community:

  • Pat Badger, Co-Moderator
  • Chris Hansen, Co-Moderator
  • Ellen Easley
  • Dave Holle
  • Theo Leavell
  • Denise Park
  • Pam Simpson


First Presbyterian Ministry Information Form (MIF) - click now to read.  It is also posted on the Presbytery Church Leadership Connection (CLC).  

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The Weather Vane

When First Presbyterian was completed, in 1852, this weather van stood at the top of the 140-foot the steeple—above the gilded ball.  The building, including the arrow-shaped vane, is similar to earlier church buildings that Lucas Bradley designed.  The weather vane survived two lightning strikes, the latest in 1973, and a steeple fire.  By 1992, after 140 years, the metal sheathing was rusted and the wooden shaft had cracked, making it unsafe to leave it atop the steeple.


The weather vane was lowered slowly by crane and put in the basement of the church until a member, Bob Johnson, rescued it.  He took it home, all 11 feet 2 inches of it, and began restoring it in his basement to the state you now see.  The vane was hung in the atrium of First Presbyterian church in 2013 in preparation for the church’s 175th anniversary in 2014.  The old arrow is a reminder to take the good news of the gospel out into the world as we leave this place of worship.

Go into the world and proclaim the good news to the whole creation.

Mark 16:15

To watch a video of the removal of the weather vane, please click the arrow- courtesy of church member, Bob Johnson.