Deacons are ordained officers of the church who provide spiritual comfort and other assistance to regionally-based groups of member families in the church, called chapels. A large group of chapels forms a Quadrant.
Quadrant A is the membership of our church that lives in northeast Ann Arbor, and the areas outside of Ann Arbor, north and east of the city; Quadrant B is the area immediately surrounding our church, including the University of Michigan; Quadrant C is predominantly the west side of Ann Arbor; Quadrant D includes Ypsilanti, Saline, Brooklyn, Chelsea, and other outlying areas.
Each Quadrant holds an annual potluck brunch on a Sunday after the 11:00 worship service. To learn or verify your chapel number and deacon’s name, contact the Rev. Melissa Anne Rogers, at email@example.com, or 662-4466, ext. 390.
QUADS - Chapels and Deacons
2013 Co Moderators: Pat Elkington and Karla Olson-Bellfi
Secretary: Linda Koopmann
Quad C (Zip Code 48103), Quad C Leader: Bill Upton
- Chapel 11 - Lori Pickard
- Chapel 12 - Kathy Clark
- Chapel 13 - Collyer Smith
- Chapel 14 - Mira Collins
- Chapel 15 - Susan Scott
- Chapel 16 - Joe Armstrong
- Chapel 17 - Paul Goodman
- Chapel 18 - Kari Michalowski
- Chapel 19 - Marti Reineman
- Chapel 20 - Josh King
- Chapel 21 - John Nicklas
- Chapel 22 - Nancy Heers and Carol Mohrlock
- Chapel 23 - Bryon Thelen-Perry
- Chapel 24 - Linda McCall
QUAD B (Zip Code 48104), Quad B Leader: Deb Lisull
- Chapel 25 - Becky Gaffney
- Chapel 26 - Karen Gardstrom
- Chapel 27 - Nick Sorter
- Chapel 28 - Linda Koopmann
- Chapel 29 - Jim Peggs
- Chapel 30 - Jackson Turner
- Chapel 31 - Lynne Lande
- Chapel 32 - Georgia Goodman
- Chapel 33 - Renee Mulcrone
- Chapel 34 - Catherine Kendall
- Chapel 35 - Pam Rinker
- Chapel 36 - Alan Traxler
Quad A (Zip Code 48105), Quad A Leader: Scott Strodtman
(Plus Dexter, Pinckney, Brighton, Hamburg, Howell, South Lyon, and Whitmore Lake)
- Chapel 37 - Dean Gilchrist
- Chapel 38 - Sara Vander Voort
- Chapel 39 - Jack Caldwell
- Chapel 40 - Don Deatrick
- Chapel 42 - Sue Rigterink and Martha Froseth (Glacier Hills Retirement Community and surrounding area)
- Chapel 43 - Catherine Baker
- Chapel 44 - Jean White
- Chapel 45 - Steve Ennis
- Chapel 46 - Eleanora Charlson
- Chapel 56 - Doug Smith
- Chapel 57 - Jill Brinkley
Quad D (Zip Code 48108 Plus), Quad D Leader: Peggy Hodgson
(Plus Saline, Belleville, Brooklyn, Milan, Carlton, Ypsilanti, Chelsea, Grass Lake, Manchester, Tecumseh, Gregory, Northville, Dearborn, Farmington Hills, Livonia, Novi, Plymouth, Canton, Willis)
- Chapel 47 - Sue Beutler
- Chapel 48 - Peggy Fisher
- Chapel 49 - Rosemarie Rowney
- Chapel 50 - Diane Johnston
- Chapel 51 - Holly Majorprice (Saline)
- Chapel 52 - Kristin Lin (Belleville, Brooklyn)
- Chapel 53 - Dustin Koob (Ypsilanti 48197, Milan, Carlton)
- Chapel 54 - Sheila Deskins (Ypsilanti 48197)
- Chapel 55 - John Yodhes (Ypsilanti 48198)
- Chapel 60 - Lee Evans (Chelsea, Grass Lake, Manchester, Tecumseh, Gregory, Booklyn)
- Chapel 62 - Donna Nussdorfer (Northville, Dearborn, Farmington Hills, Livonia, Novi, Plymouth, Canton, Willis)
- Chapel 99 - Carol Hendrickson (All members who have moved out of the area but are retaining their membership)
Deacon’s responsibilities include:
- Attend a monthly meeting to share information about church activities, plan events, grow in faith and fellowship, and gain valuable resources for their ministry.
- Contact members regularly by phone call, email, and visits to build community, lend support, share information, or ascertain needs. Deacons share relevant and appropriate information about church members with the pastoral staff so that all feel cared for in their time of need. With the staff, deacons “rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep.”
- Provide support at the time of birth of a new baby with a home visit, rosebud, and resource gift bag including hand-knit baby blanket. Deacons also act as baptism hosts for families presenting infants for baptism, lending help at the morning worship service and providing support.
- Welcome new members to the church and their chapel by attending the new member breakfasts held four times a year and remaining in consistent contact with new members of First Pres.
- Provide support during hospitalization or bereavement through cards, visits, meals and errands during convalescence. Deacons also access our Helping Hands or Stephen Ministry groups as needed.
- Hold annual fellowship brunches for their chapel members and support all-church fellowship events.
- Coordinate our twice-yearly Red Cross blood drive.
- Work with our church elders to serve communion at our weekly and monthly communion services.
- Deliver flowers from our worship service weekly, and special plants during holiday times, to our members in need, those grieving, or those with special birthdays or joys.
- Hold special services of worship several times a year at local care facilities.
- Get to know other deacons and church officers, modeling good ties of fellowship and friendship for our church members.