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.
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.
Marne Ewing – Worship
My heart is in worship – I love every part of it and am excited to grow and deepen my understanding of how we can best honor and glorify our Lord. I have a background in music, business and technical communication, and organizational development, and hope to put that experience to full use during my time on the Session.
Charlie Gray – Stewardship
We moved a lot when I was a child but I have always found my way to church and to Christ. I cannot remember a time when I did not attend church. I really felt Christ’s call when I was a teenager living in Austin, TX and attended a Synod youth event in San Antonio where we learned the words to the song “Be Thou My Vision” and have since tried to live up to those words.
Jack Jaeger – Adult Discipleship
Adult Discipleship is a lifelong process in each of our lives. It begins with Jesus Christ and ends with Jesus Christ. It is Christ above all and over all. Christ defines the cost of discipleship succinctly in Luke 9:23 when he addresses his disciples: “If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.” What Jesus then says is the most important decision we will ever make in our lives. I appreciate the honor of serving this church. This church led me to Christ, provided outstanding mentors, continues to develop me spiritually, and has equipped me to help others grow in their faith. All glory to God!
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.
LaVonne Niccolls – At Large
I have worked in church staff positions off and on from the 1970’s through my retirement in 2001. My last position was as Director of Administration for the First Presbyterian Church, Berkeley, CA where I had the privilege of working alongside Earl Palmer, followed by Mark Labberton, who now serves as the President of Fuller Seminary. Both of these two mentors helped me to grow in my faith. My faith has been the core of my life.
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.
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
Jeanne Smith – 2018 Deacon Board 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.
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.
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.
It’s a privilege to serve as a Deacon at Christ Presbyterian Church in ministering to the needs of our congregation.
Peter and I feel very fortunate to have found Christ Pres and have made it our church home. I have enjoyed various aspects of service in the church during the last year including work with the youth and fellowship activities. Having the opportunity to share God’s love and message keeps me learning and growing in Christ and brings me joy.
I grew up attending church regularly but didn’t comprehend having a personal relationship with Christ until attending Young Life in High School. My walk has continued to grow as I’ve met other Christians, attended Bible studies, and attended Sunday School. I’m currently attending the study “In the Dust of the Rabbi.” It has encouraged me to become more involved with Christ Pres and its attendees. Working together and love for one another are so evident in our new church. I want to help to keep this going as that is what being a disciple of Jesus is all about. I have been a Deacon before and am willing to give concern and leadership to my Care Group.
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.