Sessions of First Presbyterian Church of Manhattan, KS

The Session of First Presbyterian Church consists of the pastors and the elders in active service and meets each month. All members of the session, including the pastor, have a voice in making decisions that shape the church’s direction and witness. The session is responsible for the mission, direction, and spiritual leadership of the church. Their primary role is as follows:

  • To provide for the Word of God to be truly preached and heard.
  • To provide for the proper administration and reception of the two Sacraments – Communion and Baptism.
  • To nurture the covenant community of disciples of Christ.
  • To govern and guide the congregation as a faithful witness to the activity of God in the world.

The members of Session participate in all areas of the church life, and lead the following committees:

  • Christian Education for Adults
  • Christian Education for Children and Youth
  • Business Affairs and Grounds
  • Mission
  • Nominating
  • Personnel
  • Stewardship
  • Planning
  • Worship
  • Membership and Fellowship

Our Session Members

Class of 2021 Class of 2022Class of 2023
Charlie Gillum Frank Laubhan Fred Borck
Jackie Hartman Marilyn Galle Ken Burton
Marcia Hauck Paul Dittmar Joan Burton
Emily Mark Wayne Converse Doug Chapman
Bob Mertz Lyle Butler Terry Healy
Bob Mullen Palmer Meek Jo Lyle
Chris Wilson Dena Huff Joan Nelson
Jim Neill