Session is the governing body of the church moderated by the pastor. Twelve ruling elders represent the congregation and guide the spiritual path of the church. There are three classes of Elders each with four members who serve three-year terms. That way, there is always rotation of new leaders onto Session, along with seasoned members.
Clerk of Session: Nancy Roberts
- Class of 2019: Jen Greenlee, Nancy Roberts, Jan Forsbach, Donna Finkbine
- Class of 2020: Rich Ebert, Donna Flora, Patti Wilbur, Michele Slone
- Class of 2021: Abby Smith, Steve Wilhelm, Jim Arter, Melinda Vincent
Trustees manage the administrative tasks and operations of the church, including finances, building and grounds and contracted services. There are three classes of Trustees each with four members who serve three-year terms.
- Class of 2019: Mike Major, Mike Slone, Debbie Richards, Bill Borland
- Class of 2020: Sandi Lewis, Ed Evans, Kristi Phillip, Lowell Stevens
- Class of 2021: Paula Arter, Pat Detwiler, Judy Brooks, Allen Wilbur
Deacons are a group of 12 to 15 church members who attend to the spiritual and physical needs of the congregation. There are three classes of Deacons each with 4 to 5 members who serve three-year terms.
- Class of 2019: Sheila Boyer, Jeanne Evans, Kay Holcomb, Jane Major
- Class of 2020: Linda Coffman, Ken McCabe, Hayla Parker, Jen Schafer, Lana Seeberg
- Class of 2021: Ryleigh Schafer, Haylee Johns, Juanita Brooks, Connie Eichenauer
- Junior Deacons: Alex Vincent and Sam Wilhelm
Trustees, Elders on Session and Deacons are all nominated and elected by members of the congregation. The term of service for all positions is three years; members may serve no more than two terms consecutively.
Beau Brown, Pastor
Beau was born and raised in southwestern Indiana. After earning his Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education, he taught middle school students and served as a Youth Director in Indianapolis. He earned his Master of Divinity at Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. Beau then served as Pastor of a wonderful congregation in Olney, Illinois. He and his wife Amber enjoy music and theatre, outdoor sports, and chasing their twin 3-year-olds through the house. Beau and Amber both love Urbana and are very grateful to be part of First Presbyterian Church!
Judy Brooks, Administrative Assistant & Financial Secretary
Judy is a longtime member of FPC and an excellent administrator. She offers a kind and welcoming presence to all people who visit our church. Judy brings order out of what can sometimes feel like chaos. She manages the constant influx of information and events without batting an eye! We are grateful for Judy!
Allen Wilbur, Choir Director
Allen is a gifted choir director who uses a variety of musical styles to lead our congregation in worship. He and his wife Patti, along with their children and grandchildren, are beloved members of our congregation.
Jane Martin, Organist/Pianist
Jane is an extremely talented and experienced musician and educator. In worship, she plays traditional and contemporary hymns to help create a sacred atmosphere. Jane and her husband Tim, along with their son David, are faithful members of our congregation.
Mike McKellop, Head of Maintenance
With a 100+ year-old building, a lot of maintenance is required. Fortunately, Mike knows how to fix just about anything. We are grateful for Mike’s many gifts, which allow us to maintain a safe and comfortable space for members, community organizations, and visitors.
Delaine Yeager, Custodian
Delaine brings her strong sense of dedication and generosity to our congregation, both through her membership and her work as custodian. Our building is in use nearly every day of the month, and Delaine is able to maintain and cleanliness along with doing setup and teardown for various events. She has also led Vacation Bible School for many years.
Tim Martin, Treasurer
Tim is both a “numbers guy” and a “people person.” He helps keep us on track financially and ably interprets complex financial data to our congregation. We could not do without his leadership.