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The First Presbyterian Church of Elk Rapids is a member of Presbyterian Church, U.S.A.

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Meet our Staff

Rev. Dr. Tom Cook, Interim Pastor
Wayne Potter, Director of Youth and Family Life Ministries
Wayne comes to us from St. Charles, Illinois and is very excited to get started with our youth activities and begin the new Sunday School year in September. He embraces the concept of combining youth, Christian Education, and family life responsibilities in one position.
Wayne Shuler, Treasurer
Wayne is a graduate of Ohio Northern University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering. For 30 years he ran his engineering and architectural design firm in Cincinnati as well as serving as Chairman of the Board of BMF Savings Bank. Wayne then retired to Elk Rapids where the family has had a home for several years. In 2002 he was appointed Church Treasurer and in 2008-2011, he took on the additional responsibility of Director of Operations. Wayne and his wife Pam celebrated 40 years of marriage in September, 2009. They have two sons and a daughter who are all married and have four children.
Liz Atkinson, Financial Secretary
Educated at Schoolcraft College majoring in Business Administration and Accounting. Liz spent 16 years as the Operations Manager for an Accounting/Data Processing firm before moving north to Torch Lake with her husband, Robert. Liz and her husband have been married for 30 years and have 3 children. She divides her time between her financial duties at FPC and her position of Milton Township Treasurer.
Cheryl Knight, Director of Music
Cheryl is a graduate of Oakland University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in vocal music education, grades K – 12. She taught elementary vocal music in the Detroit metropolitan area as well as in northern Michigan. Cheryl is a past choir director at the Traverse City Presbyterian Church. She has been directing the Elk Lake Community Choir for a number of years and has participated in the Elk Rapids Rotary Show as well. Cheryl and her husband, George, live on Elk Lake. They have two daughters and a son living in the immediate area as well as one son residing in Boston.
Ellen Merillat, Church Office Administrative Assistant and Newsletter Editor
Ronnie Blackmore, Custodian of Church Property


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Service Times & Directions

Weekend Masses in English

Saturday Morning: 8:00 am

Saturday Vigil: 4:30 pm

Sunday: 7:30 am, 9:00 am, 10:45 am,
12:30 pm, 5:30 pm

Weekend Masses In Español

Saturday Vigil: 6:15pm

Sunday: 9:00am, 7:15pm

Weekday Morning Masses

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday: 8:30 am

6654 Main Street
Wonderland, AK 45202
(513) 555-7856