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
Brad Stamp Youth Director
Cindy Allen Secretary
Anita Harris Financial Secretary
Dr. Greg Bittle Interim Choir Director
Carroll Walker Praise & Worship Leader
Gary Meyer Treasurer
Kent Young Sunday School Secretary
Chloe Williams

Nursery Supervisor

Nursery Staff
Joyce Lutz Librarian
Kathy Swafford, Linda Hileman Organists
Shirley Harris, Cathy Haley, Dr. Kathy Swafford, Linda Hileman Pianists
Todd Williams Sound, AV & Technology
Bo Utley Facilities


Session of Elders
Marlin Burd
Jim Harris
Joe "Doc" Meller
Class of 2021
John Hughey Class of 2022
Mark Kirk
Joe Plemon
Todd Williams (Clerk)
Class of 2023
Board of Deacons
Ron Hubbs
Cheryl Stamp
Carroll Walker (Chair)
Class of 2021
Robert DuBois
Evan Hughey
Luke Lyerla
David Santellano
Class of 2022
Erich Mosely
Class of 2023
Anna Presbyterian Foundation Board
David Gould
Barb Throgmorton
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 - Joe Plemon - Chair
Mission & Local Outreach - Jim Harris - Chair
Nominations - Jim Harris - Chair
Personnel - Mark Kirk - Chair
Shepherding - Joe Plemon - Chair
Small Groups & New Member Assimilation - Joe Plemon- Chair
Church Safety and Security - John Hughey - Chair
Children, Youth & Family - Maryanne Fischler - Chair
Building & Grounds - Bo Utley / "Doc" Meller - Co-Chairs
Flowers - Janice Plemon - Chair


Worship & Music - Rev David Fischler, Kathy Swafford, Greg Bittle, Shirley Harris, Carroll Walker, Todd Williams
Youth & Children - Maryanne Fischler
DivorceCare, DC4K, Prison Ministry, Relationships, Grief Support, The Street - Kent & Melinda Young
Nursery, and Children's Church - Maryanne Fischler
Men's Prayer Group, Last Monday Men - Kent Young
Praise Band - Carroll Walker, Mandy Kirk, Chloe Williams, Zach Cohen, George Warren