Overview: The Friend in Christ Volunteer assists First Presbyterian Evanston in accomplishing its mission: To know Christ and to grow in him as we serve and make disciples in Evanston, the Chicago area, and the world. The person in this position comes alongside members and friends of FPCE by providing meals and rides when necessary. 


  • Connect with a person in need of a meal or ride. 
  • Prepare a meal and deliver as needed.
  • Provide a ride to an appointment as needed. 

Relationships, Team Composition:

The Friend in Christ Volunteer reports to Pastoral Care leaders and is part of a team of 50 Friend in Christ volunteers. 

Time Commitment: Varies based on specific needs.

Special Talents, Skills Preferred: Empathy, organization, hospitality, desire to serve.    

Resources, Training Provided: Guidance from leadership and more experienced Friend in Christ volunteers.

Julie Ruchniewicz

Volunteer job description written 6/12/21

 Updated 5/5/22