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!
Doreen started working for First Presbyterian In April of 2019. She really enjoys the people of First Presbyterian as well as her responsibilities. Doreen grew up in Bradenton and married her high school sweetheart, Emery. She comes to us with over 20 years of experience as an Office Manager/Bookkeeper where she worked for DeSoto Electric until they closed. Doreen has also worked a few years in Children’s Ministry, but her love of numbers and administrative gifting has drawn her back to the office. Doreen and Emery 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 not working, Doreen enjoys cooking, reading and camping.