We invite you to join with us as we share together in Seeking the Faith, Sharing the Spirit and Serving God’s People. All are welcome in our worship and fellowship, in our Christian enrichment and mission. You do not need to be a member to seek, share and serve.


If you are interested in becoming a member (or simply want to know more about what it would mean to unite with this church in membership), please speak with Pastor Janice. The Membership Minsitry of the church offers periodic classes about membership. You can unite with this church through Affirmation of Faith (and Baptism, if necessary – for those who have never formally united with a church); through Reaffirmation of Faith (for those who have at one time united with a church, but who are no longer active members); and by Letter of Transfer (for those who are active in another congregation).


Pastor Janice has served First Presbyterian, Carbondale since April 1, 2001. She received her graduate degrees from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, Austin, Texas (Master of Divinity) and the Presbyterian School of Christian Education, Richmond, Virginia (Master of Arts in Christian Education, now Union-PSCE). She has served congregations in California, Texas, Florida, and Michigan. In the summer of 2008 she celebrated 20 years of ordained ministry. She is an avid photographer, has eclectic musical tastes, is an ailurophile (FYI, Janice means, “Someone who loves cats.”), and is a zealous fan of the television shows: House, Heros and Dr.Who. A lover of all things Disney, Janice graduated from The Disney Institute Leadership Excellence class during her recent sabbatical, in addition to attending a Writer’s Retreat, a Photography Workshop and working out at the Tennessee Fitness Spa.