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Offer the comfort of Christ whenever needed.

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Deacons are ordained servant leaders of the church body who serve as the hands and feet of the caring ministries, and who offer words and the comfort of Christ whenever needed. Learn about the position.


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Deacon Care Ministries include:

  • Communion: Serving communion to the congregation each month.
  • Visitation: Visiting those who are hospitalized, grieving, elderly, or unable to attend church. To request a visit, contact Paul Yeager at pauly@fpcberkeley.org.
  • Deacon Fund: Administering funds from the congregation to individuals and families with emergency needs. Confidential requests for aid can be made by contacting (510) 848-6252 ext. 514 or deaconfund@fpcberkeley.org.
  • Young at Heart Luncheon: Organizing an annual luncheon to honor our seniors 80 years and older.
  • Cal Move-In Day: Welcoming new Cal students and their families by providing parking, coffee, and snacks on move-in day each year.
  • Support for Memorials: Providing refreshments, ushers, and support for families holding memorials at First Pres.
  • Winter Clothing Drive: Gathering warm clothing for our brothers and sisters who live on the streets.

“And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.” Colossians 3:17

For more information, or to reach the Deacons, please contact David Wagner, Caring Ministries Admin, at (510) 848-6252 ext. 241 or davidw@fpcberkeley.org.

2020–2022 Deacons

Class of 2021
Clarisse Choy

Anne Diggins
Arlene Hatfield
Roger Hill
Zoe Hill
Vivian Ho
Georgia Kuchen
Cecelia Leong
Kimmy Overton
Barbara Pedersen
Ray Pedersen
Kim Starr-Reid
Mike Williamson
Class of 2022

Ed Aust
Liz Ball
Audrey Benevedes
David Eng
Beth Phimister
Ted Streeter
Caroline Taylor
Class of 2023

Lillian Chan
Marilyn Chong
Elizabeth Colvin Watt
Michael Cusick
Krista Easton
Beverly Estes
Joann Johnson
Treve Johnson
Janice Kolberg
Allison Pulley
Marilyn Siden
Ruth Traylor
Sue Yajko
Joanne Yee


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