Phil Moran – Pastor
Jeff Davis – Music Director
I have been with Christ Presbyterian Church since its inception, serving as Director of Music Ministries. I have a Bachelor of Music degree from Pacific Lutheran University in Composition, and graduate degrees in Choral Music Education from Arizona State. I live in Boise with my wife Suzanne and sons, Ethan and Benjamin. I’m grateful for the opportunity to serve a church that highly values the music arts and is committed to lifting up its communal voice in song.
Rebecca Lee – Administrative Director (Volunteer)
It is an amazing blessing to serve as the volunteer Administrative Director of our young church. It still surprises me to look back over the years and realize how the Lord always stays with us throughout our lives, gently training us, correcting us, and preparing us for His service. “Not to us O Lord, not to us, But to Your Name give glory because of Your lovingkindness, because of Your truth.” Ps 115:1
Dottie Barrons – Prayer E-Chain Contact (Volunteer)
Lynn Watkins – Administrative Assistant
When I started my walk with Jesus nearly 8 years ago I never dreamed “office” work could be used as a ministry, and surely God knew better than to use a sinner like me. Now six years into it, words fail me when I try to describe my love & devotion to the two congregations I am blessed to serve and help foster a sisterhood relationship through this ministry for which God has given me such a heart.
The Pastor (Teaching Elder) and Ruling Elders comprise the Session of a local church with responsibility for worship, evangelism, discipleship, monitoring spiritual conduct, establishment of children’s Sunday schools and Bible classes, membership, budget, and educational programs for the congregation, oversight of the work of the Board of Deacons, establishing special times for offering, prayer, fasting, and worship. The Session has the responsibility to do whatever else may be needful for the spread of the gospel, edification of the members, wellbeing of the Church, the advancement of the Kingdom and the growth in grace of all (Book of Order 18-3).
Ellen Combs – Nursery & Children’s Ministry
Here at Christ Presbyterian we offer a Sunday School, special outings and are ready to try new ministries. For our kids and grandkids we have an elementary camp. We want our kids to know that God love them, and that he will never leave them.
Kayla Combs – Worship
I grew up in Boise and came to know Jesus as a middle schooler through people at my church who taught Sunday School and Vacation Bible School. Giving my heart to the Lord gave me a desire to serve at church, so I became more involved in music and youth ministry. Since before moving back to Boise, I prayed for an opportunity to serve in the community here. I’m looking forward to serving as the Worship Elder and I am thankful God has brought me here!
Susan Dodd – Youth
What a great opportunity I’ve been given to work with the middle and high school youth of Christ Presbyterian Church. To gear up our young disciples, we are stepping through the Bible via the Gospel Project, learning to apply apologetics to ease the challenges that Christian youth face in our society today, and having a whole lot of fun, fellowship time as well.
Peter Larson – Adult Discipleship
I grew up in a Christian home and was baptized and confirmed in a reformed church. I learned from a young age my total dependence on my savior, Jesus Christ. As I get older my faith and love for Jesus grows daily, as well as the necessity for him in my life. I am one of the first members of our young church and desire to see it flourish, while keeping Jesus first and being true to God’s Word. I am honored and humbled to be ordained and installed as an Elder and with God’s guidance and grace hope I can be useful in his service.
Eric Lee – Stewardship
We have been blessed by the solid biblical preaching of our Pastor Phil over these past 12 years. This is the third term of serving as Stewardship Elder and look forward to serving our Lord and His church. In my professional career, I was a bank’s Regional Finance Manager for Idaho, Washington, and Alaska Regions.
Mike McLain – Missions
As a military family we moved regularly. I loved meeting new friends and seeing new places. As an electronic engineer, my travels expanded into new cultures and customs worldwide. My love of travel and motorcycling, came together in the Christian Motorcyclists Assoc. where I learned about evangelism and missions. When I retired I began helping at the Boise Rescue Mission and started traveling to Guatemala to do work projects. As a missionary, I can do all the things I love while serving Jesus Christ and my new friends both here and abroad.
Janet Weybright – Outreach/New Members
I had the privilege of being raised by God-fearing parents and, at age 13, I accepted Christ as my Savior. Bible studies, youth groups, singing in choirs, and acting as elder or deacon at various churches have been a part of my life ever since. Now I have the honor of serving as elder at Christ Presbyterian. As a body of believers, we will glorify God, serve Christ, allow the Spirit to work, love one another, and spread the gospel.
Andrea Timmerman – At Large
Faith always had a presence in our home growing up. I accepted the Lord into my heart at a summer church camp in third grade. My husband and I have felt a strong need to become active members in a church family and help provide a strong Christian home for our daughter Mollie. We felt that Christ Presbyterian church was the perfect place for us to do that. I am continually in awe of the way God works in our lives and feel that becoming an Elder could help me serve the Lord in a new way and use my strengths to help contribute in any way possible to our church family and community.
Deacon’s responsibilities include multiple areas of congregational support including:
- Preparation of communion elements
- Benevolence assistance
- Visitation and cards to those who are ill and housebound
- Connect with members and attendees to be aware of needs
- Usher for worship services
- Provide transportation to and from church
- Caregiver support with meals to sick or bereaved.
- Hosting special events and projects for the Church
Sharon Clark – 2019 Deacon Board Moderator
My greatest blessings in this life have come when I’ve served others. If God tugs at your heart to share in such blessings, be ready. You don’t want to miss a blessing.
Jeanne Smith – 2019 Deacon Board Vice Moderator
The summer I turned 13 we had a Youth Day Camp I attended. The last day we stayed after dark and we had a big camp fire. We sang all the songs we learned, we prayed and had testimonies. Then there was an “alter call.” I went forward feeling the Holy Spirit was calling me. I ask Jesus to forgive me of my sins and to please sit on the throne of my heart. It was a humbling and yet exciting moment for me. I was young and since then I have fallen many tines through the years. But God has always been faithful and loved me no matter what. I am awed by this privilege to serve as a Deacon. With the Holy Spirit to lead me I pray I will be able to fulfill this calling.
Bill & Allyne Eames
We both enjoy being Deacons. It is such a privilege, honor and a gift to us to serve our congregation. The blessing always comes back multiplied many times over.
I was blessed to be born into a Christian Presbyterian family, to parents who were committed to demonstrating their Christianity and encouraging me to know and follow God, through watching how they lived their lives, through church attendance and participation in youth groups. I came to understand, by God’s grace, that Christianity is not a religion, but it is a personal relationship with my Lord, Master and Savior Jesus Christ. Along with this blessing from God, came a new understanding of humility and an over-riding desire to serve Him through service, and now as a Deacon in Christ Presbyterian Church.
Jim and I joined the Christ Pres family in April of 2017. On January 1st I joined the Board of Deacons and pray that I can be hands and feet to help in areas of care and compassion in our congregation.
I consider myself a lifelong Presbyterian. I was baptized and became a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Burley as a teenager. As a young adult I again landed at Southminster where I became and Elder and was later married to my husband Kevin. I am a member of P.E.O. Chapter CG, and a graduate of Cottey College and Boise State University. I am a Tax Associate with H&R Block. In my free time I enjoy reading, hanging out with my family and attending the kids sporting events.