Parish Care Teams

Central’s diaconate is launching a new initiative called “Central Care Teams.” Each team is composed of 2-4 deacons that are assigned to a particular Central Parish. These teams will lead the church’s caring and support efforts by coordinating a number of activities:

  • coordinating meal-trains & communicating other care-related needs to the parish
  • scheduling and coordinating care visits and in-home communion,
  • assisting in funerals and memorial services
  • and participating in the planning for Maundy Thursday in-home worship services.


The Care Teams will collaborate with current Parish Coordinators and the Pastoral Staff. For more information, you may contact Eleanor Dake and Amy Covin.

The Diaconate of 

Central Presbyterian Church

Brookwood Hills: Ben Evans, Rob Forbes, Ellen Thompson

Decatur: Ed Carwile, Eleanor Dake, 

Vanessa Kirk, Isabelle Werber

Down Yonder: LaShawn Green, 

Emmalee Hackshaw, Linda Lehfeldt 

(Em McNair – parish coordinator)

Intown South: Brian Bishop, Ben Sutton (Amy & Philip Covin

 – parish coordinators)

Intown North: Tom Leslie, Debbie Miller

Northern Lights: Betty Carroll, Vicki 

Collier, Ginger Heidbreder, Zac Hilimire