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Pastoral Staff

Our Pastor Brian Jones, currently serving our congregation, has guided us in worship and fellowship for the last 13 years, since 2000.  Brian and his wife, Tyann are life long residents of our Miller/Hand County area.  Tyann teaches in the Miller Elementary School system and they have three children, Will, Jack and Eli.  Brian and Tyann are also blessed with a granddaughter.  You may contact Brian at the church office, 605-853-3386 or by email at pastor@firstpresmiller.org.



Our Session members meet monthly and oversee various areas and activities of our church community and prepare the church budget.  Each session member is selected by the congregation and serves a specified number of years in a term. 


Session members for 2014:  Kevin Hofer, Jim Dyer, Sandy Selting, Doug Fritzsche, Peter DeGeest, Shar Ruhnke, Mary Johnson, Carolyn Rediger, Mike Mentzer. 



Deacons from our congregation are selected each year to provide several duties.  Two Deacons each month are scheduled to visit our local hospital, assisted living centers, nursing home, and individual home visitations.  They prepare the items for the Communion Table for the times of communion.  The Deacons are responsible for the baptismal gifts from the church congregation that are given to infants when baptized in our church.  The Deacons have also been hosting, once a year, a morning coffee and rolls social time for the residents of the Miller Manor and the Plaza.

Church Secretary

Our church secretary, Patti Crackle, performs the necessary secretarial and record keeping tasks for the congregation.  Patti's office is located in the basement of the church and she is usually in her office on a part-time basis.  You can contact Patti by calling the church office, 605-853-3386 or 605-853-3532.  You can also email Patti at secretary@firstpresmiller.org.  Members and Friends of First Presbyterian Church of Miller are asked to contact Patti with any address changes, birth dates, anniversary dates, etc. if you have not already done so.


Patti is also trying to compile a more complete email list for our congregation, so please email her your email address(s) at your earliest covenience!