The ministry of deacon as set forth in Scripture is one of compassion, witness, and service, sharing in the redeeming love of Jesus Chris for the poor, the hungry, the sick, the lost, the friendless, the oppressed…or anyone in distress.
– Presbyterian Church (U.S.A) Book of Order


Deacons are a permanent board serving under the authority of session, and are elected, ordained and installed by the congregation. At First Presbyterian of Urbana, deacons help nurture the faith of our home bound members and coordinate home communion; provide meals to congregational members during times of stress; coordinate a gathering time after funerals; and host the annual Christmas luncheon.

Class of 2017 Class of 2018
Donna Barkley Jo Cochran
Jason Harris Liz Greeley
Sandra Nieman Don Murphy
Eva Steger Bob Sheward
Barbara Wright Ann Ricker
Cindy Fraser