Deacon Ministries

Deacon Ministries are run by the Deacons of the church, who are nominated and chosen to serve three-year terms. They provide vital services to church members and our community. Deacon ministries are always in need of volunteers. VPC has over a dozen Deacon teams, learn more about them below or contact Tammy Milne:


Baby Welcome
Tiffany Pondelik, Chair
Contacts new parents and arranges meals and support.

Care Packages
Rowena McAllister, Chair
Makes and sends care packages to students and veterans.

Communion Preparation
Sharon Arendt and Bob Combs, Co-Chairs
Prepares communion elements for Sunday worship services.

Deacon Fund
Miles Pondelik, Chair
Disburses funds to support the ministries of the Deacons  as well as help support those in our church and surrounding community in temporary financial crisis.

Flower Donation and Distribution 
Stephan Sciacca
Coordinates flowers for services to honor loved ones and c
onverts Sunday's flowers into smaller arrangements for delivery to sick and at-home members.


Health & Wellness Ministry
David Turner, Chair
Members of the Health & Wellness Ministry work in conjunction with community resources in providing health and wellness related on-campus screenings, immunizations programs, and training for the VPC community throughout the year.

Home Visitation Ministry  
Pastor David Turner, Chair
Regularly visits members of our community who are unable to attend church services and serves communion to these members three times each year.

Lay Hospital Chaplain  
Mary Ann Winter, Chair
Makes daily visits to members who are hospitalized, in rehab clinics or Hospice care.

Memorial Receptions 
Diane Coulter, Chair
Prepares and hosts memorial receptions at the church.

Staff Appreciation 
Jennifer Dean, Chair
Blesses staff with luncheons, cards, flowers, and tokens of appreciation throughout the year.

Tasty Spoon Ministry 
Lou Ann Hillman, Chair
Makes meals for sick or at-home members.

Telephone Hospitality Ministry 
Polly Turpin, Chair
Acts as a receptionist at the main desk on Sundays.

After Care Ministry
Karen Harrison, Chair
Provides follow up care for those released from the hospital or rehab clinics.