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!
Church Operations Director
Michelle has been instrumental in helping the church run smoothly since 2007, as our Administrative Assistant. As of September 2019, Michelle was promoted to Church Operations Director and will continue to run our church smoothly and efficiently. She was born and raised in Edison, New Jersey, and relocated with her family to Bradenton in 2001. Prior to moving to Florida, Michelle was the Executive Assistant to the Chief Scientific Officer at Johnson & Johnson World HQ, where she worked 13+ years. Michelle has her AAS degree in Secretarial Science, along with additional credits obtained with her Certified Professional Secretaries Certificate. Michelle and her husband, Luie, have two college age children, Alecia and David. Along with Michelle’s many responsibilities, she especially enjoys the graphic design part of her job. In her free time, Michelle enjoys Zumba, line dancing, entertaining, as well as spending time with family and friends