Deacons are ordained servant leaders of the church body that serve as the hands and feet of the caring ministries, and who offer words and the comfort of Christ, whenever needed. Click here to download a position description.

Deacon Care Ministries include:

  • Communion: Deacons serve communion to the congregation each month.
  • Visitation: Visits to those who are unable to attend church, those who are hospitalized, the grieving and the elderly. Visitations are coordinated by Delianne Koops who can be contacted at (510) 848-6252 ext. 237 or at
  • 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
  • Young at Heart Luncheon: Deacons organize an annual luncheon to honor our seniors 80 years and older.
  • Cal Move-In Day: Deacons welcome 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 having 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

Serving Communion
Serving Communion

Cal Move-In
Cal Move-In Day

Young at Heart Luncheon
Young at Heart Luncheon










2020–2022 Deacons

Class of 2020

Julie Brown
Christine Cooper
Arlene Hatfield
Diana Henke
Roger Hill
Zoe Hill
Vivian Ho
Barbara Pedersen
Ray Pedersen
Kenzie Sodestrom
Jon Stairs
Patty Uhland
Dot Walker
Mike Williamson

Class of 2021

Clarisse Choy
Anne Diggins
Marta Dragos
Georgia Kuchen
Cecelia Leong
Mark Luckhardt
Rick Miller
Kimmy Overton
Kim Starr-Reid
Jeanne Taylor

Class of 2022

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