Who We Are
Our Team & Leadership
First Presbyterian Church is led collaboratively by a team of called leaders who work together to ensure we are doing our best to “cultivate hearts for Jesus from the heart of downtown.” We believe that all ministry (paid and lay ministry) is a calling that comes from God, who empowers each of us to unique service according to our gifts and personalities. By working together, we maximize the potential of these gifts for Kingdom-building effort!
I started working for First Presbyterian In April of 2019. I really enjoy the people of First Presbyterian and the work I do! I grew up in Bradenton and met my husband, Emery in high school. I have worked for over 20 years as an Office Manager/Bookkeeper for DeSoto Electric until they closed. Then a few years in Children’s Ministry, but my love of numbers and administrative gifting has drawn me back to the office. Emery and I have raised 4 children, Paul, Gavin, Noah and Rebekah. All in fields they love, Rebekah still in school working on a double Master’s in Mental Health and School Counseling. When I’m not working, I enjoy cooking, reading and camping.