Our Church Community

Pastoral Staff

Our Pastor Brian Jones, currently serving our congregation, has guided us in worship and fellowship for the last 17 years, since 2000.  Brian and his wife, Tyann are life long residents of our Miller/Hand County area.  Tyann teaches in the Miller Elementary School system and they have three children, Will, Jack and Eli.  Brian and Tyann are also blessed with a granddaughter, and 2018 brought a new daughter-in-law, Brooke, and step-grand-daughter to their family.   Will and Brooke were married in 2018!  You may contact Brian at the church office, 605-853-3386 or by email at millerpresbypastor@gmail.com

Session

Our Session members meet monthly and oversee various areas and activities of our church community and prepare the church budget.  Each session member is selected by the congregation and serves a specified number of years in a term.  Elders for 2019: 

     Gayle Vrooman           

     Peggy Meyer                     605-853-3896           cell 605-204-1034             

     Brian Winter           

     Cecilee Miner                    605-853-2806

     Dawn Haar                        605-853-3879                                           

     Dick Palmer, Treasurer    605-853-3198

     Richard Waldrop           

     Carolyn Rediger                605-853-3896         cell 605-204-0598

     Mike Mentzer                     605-853-3373         cell 605-853-6022           

     Steve Ziegler                                                      cell  605-770-7158 

     Pastor Brian Jones            605-853-2322          cell 605-204-0625

     Shar Ruhnke, Clerk of Session   605-853-2576     cell 605-853-3374

     

Deacons

Deacons from our congregation are selected each year to provide several duties.  Two Deacons each month are scheduled to visit our local hospital, assisted living centers, nursing home, and individual home visitations.  They prepare the items for the Communion Table for the times of communion.  The Deacons are responsible for the baptismal gifts from the church congregation that are given to infants when baptized in our church.  The Deacons have also been hosting, once a year, a morning coffee and rolls social time for the residents of the Miller Manor and the Plaza.

Church Secretary

Our church secretary, Patti Crackle, performs the necessary secretarial and record keeping tasks for the congregation.  Patti's office is located in the basement of the church and she is usually in her office on a part-time basis.  You can contact Patti by calling the church office, 605-853-3386 or 605-853-3532.  You can also email Patti at  secretarypresby@gmail.com .  Members and Friends of First Presbyterian Church of Miller are asked to contact Patti with any address changes, birth dates, anniversary dates, etc. if you have not already done so.

 

Patti is also trying to compile a more complete email list for our congregation, so please email her your email address(s) at your earliest covenience!