The Session of First Presbyterian Church hereby calls a Congregational
Meeting to be held Sunday, April 24, 2022, in the Sanctuary of the
church immediately following the 11:00 a.m. Worship Service for the purpose
of electing three additional deacons to the class of 2025. The nominees are Jason Escher, Tripp Powell, and Tammy Tolleson
- Jason Escher has been a member of FPC for nine years. He and his family are returning to Tuscaloosa after spending the last five years in Brighton, MI. He is married to Betsy who is a life-long member. They have three children - Emily, Katherine, and William. Jason is a member of the Balancing Faith Sunday School class.
- Tripp Powell has been a
member of FPC for five years. He grew up in Tuscaloosa, attended the University of
Alabama, and is married to Lesley Powell. They have two daughters, Leigh and
Libby, both of whom attended FPC Preschool. Tripp sold his family business in
August 2020, and has been involved in numerous community initiatives since,
including the creation of prison reentry and diversion programs and serving as
Chairman of both the West Alabama Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and
the PARA Foundation Board of Directors.
- Tammy Tolleson has been a member of FPC for three-and-a-half years. She and her husband, Hal, moved to Tuscaloosa four years ago and joined First Pres by transfer of letter from Scottsboro Cumberland Presbyterian Church. They have two adult sons, Ty (married to Meredith), Zac (dating Sara Oswalt), and a ten month old grand-daughter, Emma James. Tammy is a retired middle school math teacher of 31 years and currently works part-time at UA in the ticket office. She has served on the Christian Education and Perry County Committees for the past 3 years.