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Heart to SERVE

Friends On A Walk

Our Beliefs

We believe that together we can do more. Our ministries provide something for everyone at any and every stage of life. Whether you have been attending our services for years, or you are new to First Presbyterian Church of Cody, we challenge you to get involved. 

Presbyterian churches are unique in that much of the work of the church is done through volunteerism within our many committees. The majority of our committees are known as a whole as Session. Committees are made up of Elders, members of the church, and anyone attending our church that wants to be on the committee. The Session is made up of those Elders and the pastor, who is also the moderator, or chairman. Presbyterian theology typically emphasizes the sovereignty of God, the authority of the Scriptures, and the necessity of grace through faith in Christ.

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If you are interested in learning more about our church and it's structure and beliefs we offer a New Members Class usually twice a year, depending on interest. Please call (307.587.2647) or email us ( if you are interested in taking this informative and interesting class! Below is our Organizational Chart. Click to view.



Lejean Mitchell, Elder

Betheny Nieters, Elder
Quincy Sondeno, Deacon

Mark Fisher, Member at Large

Roy Holm, Member at Large


President, Michael Thomas

Vice President, Dave Kewitt

Secretary, Patty Brus

Presbytery Rep., Lejean Mitchel (commissioner)


*Presbyterian Women

*Presbyterian Men


Moderator & Elders


Dave Kewitt (22)

Sean Murray (24)

*Building Maintenance
*Grounds Care & Upkeep
*Long Ranger Planning

*Van Maintenance

Innovation & Outreach

Betheny Neiters (23
Patty Brus (22)

*Promotion of church activities to community'*Create awareness amongst committee

*New member integration


*Evangelism efforts to community

*New member nurture

*Mission Programs



*Mission Education

*Visitor Letters


Michael Thomas (23)

Bret Reed (24)

*Receives and Acknowledges Memorials
*Memorial Subcommittee
*Preparation of Annual Budget

*Reviews Financial Conditions
*Financial Polices/Procedures
*Stewardship Drive & Education

*Counsels with head of staff on all personnel matters


Lejean Mitchell (22)
Kathy Wormald (24)

*Children's Holiday Programs

*Church School




*New Member Class

*Seasonal Events


*Mid-Week Program



   -Youth (Mission Trip)

*Small Groups



Cathy Aardema

*Communication with Session
*Connection to Presbytery
*Maintain Session Records and Correspondence

*Maintain Membership Records
*Update Bylaws and Administrative Manual
*Responsible for all formal communication by Session


Nancy Horn (23)

Kerry Murphy (24)

*Wednesday Evening Meals

*Kitchen Supplies

*Fellowship Times

*Congregational Dinners

*Pictorial Directory



*Older Adult Ministries


Jennifer Chanley (22)
Jack Atkins (23)

*Scheduling Communion
*Seasonal Services

*Sanctuary Supplies
*Aesthetics in Sanctuary

*Sunday Services


*Children's Worship

*Wedding/Funeral Policies



Quincy Sondeno (22) - Moderator
Karen Samuels (24)
Anita Kellerby (24)
Kennedy Corr (22)
Roger Kearns (22)
Janalyn Shultz (24)
Bonnie Johnsey (23)
Julie Wilson (23)
Sandi Yager(23)





*Prayer Line


   -communion servers


   -preparation of elements

   -notify servers

   -organize care for home-bound

*Special Services


*Individual requests for Aid Assistance

*Barnabas Program

*Cody Cupboard


*Chuck Wagon



Who, What , Where, When & Why

The Session of First Presbyterian Church of Cody consists of Pastor Pat, and the twelve Ruling Elders in active service. The Ruling Elders in active service are church members nominated by the Nominating Committee and elected by the congregation. Ruling Elders are representatives for the people of the church, active in various committees, and oversee all aspects of our church. All members of the Session are entitled to vote on issues presented to them.

They meet the third Wednesday of the month at 6pm.

Building & Grounds Committee


Who, What , Where, When & Why

Building and Grounds Committee ensures that our building and grounds are safe, in good repair, are clean and in good appearance.


They meet once a month on the first Wednesday of the month at 6pm. 


Congregational Life

Who, What , Where, When & Why

Congregational Life, through providing fellowship activities on a regular basis, facilitates interaction among members and friends.


They meet the first Wednesday of the month at 6pm.


Christian Education

Who, What , Where, When & Why

The Christian Education Committee provides educational opportunities on a regular basis on Sundays and Wednesdays. These opportunities provide a great way to grow deeper in our faith as we get to know one another and who we are as the body of Christ.


They meet the first Wednesday of the month at 6pm.


Innovation & Mission

Who, What , Where, When & Why

Through contributions of time and finances, the Evangelism and Mission Committee physically and spiritually nurtures the family of God locally, regionally, and globally. 


They meet the first Wednesday of the month at 6pm.

Stewardship, Budget, Personnel


Who, What , Where, When & Why

How the church uses monies, the education of its members in the matter of stewardship, and the procurement and day-by-day interaction of its personnel are the venue of the Stewardship, Budget, and Personnel Committee.


The committee meets on the first Wednesday of the month at 6pm.

Worship Committee


Who, What , Where, When & Why

The worship of God is central to the life of the church. The Worship Committee works with Pastor Pat to create a worship experience that meets the needs of our congregation.


They meet the first Wednesday of the month at 6pm.

Deacon Board


Who, What , Where, When & Why

Deacons are the "servants" and "caregivers" of the congregation.

Deacons show compassion, witness and serve, sharing the redeeming life of Jesus Christ to the sick, the lost, and the friendless. Their hearts, hands, and feet go out to those who have suffered loss, to neighbors in the hospital, to prisoners, to friends who have lost their jobs, to new parents who are confused by a wonderful, sudden, and challenging change in the responsibilities of life, to new members who need a word of welcome, to members who are shut-in and lonely and cannot leave their homes, to people in the community who have lost their way and can no longer find God, to those who are economically oppressed and do not have adequate places to live or enough to eat, and to any people who need to experience the love of Christ in concrete ways.


They meet the first Wednesday of the month at 6pm in the church Parlor.

Presbyterian Women (PW)


Who, What , Where, When & Why

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Carol Leach and daughter Cathy Aardema enjoy the PW Love Fest together (photo courtesy of Nancy Horn)

Presbyterian Women meet monthly September through May for Bible study and fellowship.

Meetings are typically held in the church parlor on the second Wednesday of the month at 1:30 or 6:00 pm. Additional meetings during the year include a Birthday Brunch in May, a summer picnic and a Christmas celebration. All women of the church are welcome to participate in PW activities.

PW fund raising events include the annual Fall Festival and a biennial garage sale enable the PW to support a number of local non-profits, award a scholarship to a graduating senior or college student, and assist with various projects and programs of the First Presbyterian Church.

If you have questions or want to join please contact the church office: 307.587.2647 or