Our Church Community


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 2022: 

     Gayle Vrooman                                               cell 605-871-9764  

     Rich Waldrop                      605-853-3864      cell 605-871-3609    

     Brian Winter                        605-853-3205      cell 605-870-1519

     Jeff Heasley                                                      cell 605-870-1028

     Stephanie Edwards            605-853-3460      cell 605-480-1383 

     Mike Runge                         605-943-5626       cell 605-870-3064

     Dee Sivertsen                       605-853-3257      cell 605-354-4390                                     Shar Ruhnke,                       605-853-2576       cell 605-870-0522

               Clerk of Session

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.

2022 Deacons  - Marilyn Dyer, Chairperson 

    Sarah DeHaai             Patty Crackel           Charlene Beckett      Padyn Resel

    Jan Winter                   Julie Taylor              Curt Johnson            Nancy Williams

    Jim Jones                     Sandra Holt             Pam Heasley             Tammy Gross

    Dwan DeGeest           

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 .  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!