As we prioritize the health and well-being of our community, worship services and children’s religious education continue online. In-person programs and gatherings are suspended until the public health crisis lifts. See "Featured News" for more details.

Pastoral Care Ministry

Life is hard sometimes. We experience sickness, job loss, broken hearts, and broken bodies. We want to support you through those difficult times.

Do you need a listening ear or a helping hand? We offer pastoral care for First Church members with varied needs.

Pastoral Care Associate – Services Available

We seek to support each other as we journey together through life’s mountains and valleys, through our personal and common sorrows and struggles. When you need a listening ear, because of:

  • a recent illness
  • an upcoming surgery
  • divorce
  • life transitions
  • job loss
  • death of a loved one

A Pastoral Care Associate is ready to be a gentle listener, if you choose. Contact Jane Peterson, Pastoral Care Associate Coordinator.

Pastoral Care Associates currently serving:

Andrew Alden

Logan Garcia

Julie Hamrick

Bob Kollmeyer

Donna Moberg

Susan Nolte

Jerilyn Pearcy

Sarah Richards

Dale Skaggs

Jen Vargas


Pastoral Care Provider – Services Available

Volunteers are available to give rides or bring meals to other church members in need. When you need a helping hand, if:

  • you have a new baby and need a meal (or two or three)
  • you break your leg and need a ride to the doctor
  • you are coming home from the hospital and would appreciate a meal

A Pastoral Care Provider is ready to be helpful, if you choose. Contact Jane Dorweiler, Pastoral Care Provider Coordinator.


Become a Volunteer

First Church Members may volunteer as Pastoral Care Providers. Please contact Jane Dorweiler, if interested.