315 South St., Anna, IL 62906
office (618) 833-5225
fax (618) 833-1877


A church is not a building, it is a group of people, committed to working, serving, worshipping, praying and sharing together in the cause of Christ. First EPC is the people; and the mission of First EPC is furthered by those who serve on staff, on committees and in various offices within the church.

Click on the staff members' name to view a picture and brief bio (where available).


Name Position
Rev Dr. David Fischler Pastor
<open> Youth Director
Linda Hileman Secretary
Anita Harris Financial Secretary
Jennifer Lyerla Interim Choir Director
Gary Meyer Treasurer
Kent Young Sunday School Secretary
Tiffany Hileman

Chloe Williams
Madi Bigler
McKenzie Boget
Nursery Supervisor

Nursery Staff
Joyce Lutz Librarian
Kathy Swafford, Linda Hileman Organists
Todd Williams Sound, AV & Technology


Session of Elders
Jim Harris Class of 2017
Bruce Bible
Joe 'Doc' Meller
Class of 2018
John Hughey Class of 2019
Board of Deacons
George Warren (Chair)
Carroll Walker
Class of 2017
Todd Williams Class of 2018
John Boget (2nd 3-yr term)
Angie Gearhart
Josh Hileman (2nd 3-yr term)
Sean Haase
Evan Hughey
Curtis Walker
Class of 2019
Anna Presbyterian Foundation Board
Ron Hubbs
Larry Haley
Jane Rader
Women's Ministry
Sondra Gould Coordinator
Women's Association
Donna Bible
Glenda Goldsmith
Sandy Davis
Joyce Lutz
Men's Life
Bo Utley, Chair Joe Plemon, Jim Harris - Teachers


Finance - Bruce Bible - Chair
Missions - Stuart Anderson - Chair
Nominations - Joe Plemon - Chair
Personnel - Jim Harris - Chair
Policy Review
Youth & Children - Bill Abernathy - Chair
Building & Grounds - Bo Utley - Chair
Flowers - Janice Plemon - Chair


Music - Kathy Swafford, Jennifer Lyerla, Shirley Harris
Youth & Children -
DivorceCare, DC4K, Prison Ministry, Relationships - Kent & Melinda Young
Nursery, and Children's Church - Tiffany Hileman, Amy Abernathy
Men's Prayer Group - Kent Young
Praise Band - Stuart Anderson, John Boget, Kenzie Boget, Jaime Markovic, Carroll Walker, Tami Ury