Deacons at WCPC lead and coordinate the compassionate care of our membership, seek to share the love of Christ, and serve those in need.  Each deacon serves a three year term, has assigned families from within the membership, and serve on one of the diaconate ministry teams.  Members of the congregation are welcome and encouraged to serve on these committees.  Below are descriptions of the diaconate ministry teams.

 The ministry of deacon as set forth in Scripture is one of compassion, witness, and service, sharing in the redeeming love of Jesus Christ for the poor, the hungry, the sick, the lost, the friendless, the oppressed, those burdened by unjust policies or structures, or anyone in distress.  Persons of spiritual character, honest repute, exemplary lives, brotherly and sisterly love, sincere compassion, and sound judgment should be chosen for this ministry.    

      The Book of Order, The Constitution of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Part II, 2011/2013, G-2.01, page 26.

2016-2017 Board of Deacons
Class of 2017
 Marnie Bush
Bill Fowler
Gail Hyndman
Nancy Schlirf
Andy Ward
Class of 2018
 Patty Ahern
Kathy Bray
Mary Jo Chapman
MollyAnne Davis
Beth North
Tammy Rand
Class of 2019
Carrie Bucki
Regina Garner
Karen Gonzales
Barbie Hardy
Kim Petrie
Moderator of the Deacons:  Bill Fowler
Asst. Moderator: Patty Ahern
Staff Liaison:  Rev. Laura Grice
Ministry Teams of the Diaconate
Ministry Teams (committees) at WCPC are an opportunity to take your servitude a step further. These teams help to facilitate, plan and coordinate all the ministry opportunities through WCPC. The Bible teaches us the harvest is plenty, but the workers few.  If you would like to serve on a ministry team of the Diaconate, please check here for those opportunities or contact the church office.
Baby Ministry
Team Lead: Andy Ward
Beth North
Acknowledging the birth of new babies in our congregation through support and celebration be the WCPC church family.
Bereavement Ministry
Team Lead: Tricia McDonald
Diaconate Liason:  Regina Garner
When there is a death, preparing the church for the memorial service and hosting a reception, if desired by the family.
Card Ministry
Team Lead: Karen Gonzales
Sending birthday cards to adult members and occasion cards to those in the congregation in times of illness and grief.
Cookie Ministry
Team Lead: Nancy Schlirf
Coordinating home-baked cookies as needed for church functions, such as memorial services or for all-church gatherings.
Home Outreach Ministry
Team Lead: Tammy Rand

Visiting those church members who have limited outings from home and are unable to attend church on a regular basis.

Hospital Ministry
Team Lead: Kathy Bray
Making hospital and rehabilitation center visitation in addition to pastoral visits.
Meal Ministry
Team Lead: Marnie Bush

Meals prepared by members for members needing assistance are coordinated by this team and their deacon.

New Member Ministry
Team Lead:  Mary Jo Chapman
MollyAnne Davis

Working with our pastors to support, coordinate and educate the new member classes (Welcome Class).

Prayer Ministry
Team Lead: Kim Petrie
Working to strengthen the prayer life of our congregation; coordinating with pastors and church staff the publication of the church prayer list making contacts as necessary for ongoing updates.