Serve @ First Pres


Worship & Music
Children's & Family Ministry
Youth & Family Ministry
University Ministries
Adult Ministries
Caring Ministries
Mission Outreach

Use your unique talents and gifts to serve at First Pres! As part of our community practice of "Worship+2," all members and regular attenders are invited to be part of worship plus two other First Pres ministries, one for growth and fellowship, and one for mission and service. There are service opportunities available in almost every ministry area; we hope you'll take the step to find the one that is right for you.

Serve During Middle Hour 
There are opportunities to volunteer in nursery & preschool care, children's choirs, youth programming, adult leadership, and hospitality ministries. If you need help finding the right fit for your gifts, please contact

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Worship & Music
  • Worship leaders for Sunday worship and special services
  • Sanctuary art installation helpers
  • Children's and youth choir directors and accompanists
  • Children's and youth choir rehearsal volunteers
  • Vesper Choir (formerly College & Young Adult Choir) members
  • Chancel Choir members
  • Worship musicians: instrumentalists, soloists

Contact Li-Wen Monk at (510) 848-6252 ext. 283 or

  • Worship band members

Contact John Yoo at (510) 848-6252 ext. 265 or

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Children's & Family Ministry
  • Childcare volunteers for birth through pre-kindergarten
  • Godly Play curriculum volunteers for four-year-olds through 4th grade

Contact Rosemarie Eichner-Raja at (510) 848-6252 ext. 251 or  

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Youth & Family Ministry
  • Transportation: provide rides or vehicles for various ministry trips 
  • Special Events: help with youth ministry events for an evening or over a weekend 
  • HS Sunday morning leadership: offer warmth and spiritual guidance
  • HS Midweek Marked: guide a small group to spiritual depth on a Thursday night 
  • MS Sunday morning leadership: give our Sunday program life and energy
  • MS Rooted: lead a small group on Thursday nights
  • Youth choir helpers, accompanists, and directors

Contact Allie Schibsted at (510) 848-6252 ext. 266 or

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University Ministries
  • FoCUS Partner host for men: meet regularly with a student to share life and faith
  • FoCUS Partner Families: host students for a meal and Bible study
  • Bring food for end-of-the-semester Study Hall 
  • Join students in local or international service projects

Contact Ryan Pemberton at (510) 848-6252 ext. 264 or

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Adult Ministries
  • Emmaus Community facilitators and hosts
  • Men's Ministries leadership 
  • Small group leaders
  • Women's Retreat volunteers
  • Library volunteers
  • Young Adult Ministries leadership   
  • Connect(her) leadership

Contact Janet Sanders at (510) 848-6252 ext. 267 or

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Caring Ministries
  • Stephen Ministers (requires class and interview)
  • Para-professional counselors (requires class and interview)
  • Memorial service reception volunteers
  • Visitors for homebound members
  • Elders and Deacons for those needing home communion 
  • Prayer chain
  • Become a Deacon

Contact us at

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Hospitality Ministries
  • Ushers and greeters for Sunday worship and special services
  • Welcome Cart hosts for Sunday worship and special services 
  • Contact Michelle Vecchio-Lyzenga at (510) 848-6252 ext. 220 or

  • Kitchen crew members for The Table... and Café

Contact Peter Callis at (510) 848-6252 ext. 225 or

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Mission Outreach
  • Street Meal cooks and helpers
  • Street Meal Bible Study facilitators and helpers

Contact Beth Thomsen at (510) 848-6252 ext. 221 or

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  • Buildings & Grounds project helpers
  • Administrative support
  • Contribute photographic images for the First Pres website

Contact Sue Burger at (510) 848-6252 ext. 224 or