OUR LEADERSHIP TEAM

 
 
 
 
Rebecca Kuiken
Transitional Pastor
 

 Rebecca spent most of her life in Oregon and Northern California. She has served as a pastor, a seminary communications director, and as director of an interfaith organization. Rebecca likes a good mystery, speaking French, cooking and indie films.. She has two adult daughters, Marika and Janna.

 

 
Anna Parkinson
Children’s Ministry Coordinator
 

Originally from a rural area of northwestern Pennsylvania, Anna currently lives in Elkhart with her husband, David, and their three children.  Anna is passionate about children’s and youth ministry and enjoys equipping congregations to be effective, passionate, and confident as they teach and build relationships with children.

 
Mary Seddon
Worship Coordinator
 

Mary has been a member of First Presbyterian church for over 25 years. She oversees and organizes the Bridge worship services.  Mary & her husband John live in Goshen & have two children, Chris & Kelsey. In her free time Mary enjoys reading, traveling, & Detroit Tiger baseball.

 
 
Celia Weiss
Pianist
 

Celia Weiss has served as Director of Music and Organist for over 40 years. She is an adjunct assistant professor of Music for the Raclin School of the Arts at Indiana University South Bend. Celia also maintains an active teaching and performing schedule throughout the Michiana area.

 
Chris Pletcher
Office Manager
 
Chris is the mother of one son and a
creative spirit who has been in office management for over 7 years.
She is an avid Chicago Blackhawks fan and enjoys reading, gardening, and writing in her spare time.
 
Cinda Olinger
Financial Secretary
 

Cinda served as church secretary for almost 20 years until her retirement. We’re glad she stayed on to be financial secretary. She is married with three grown children: Lisa, Lindsay (now deceased), and Luke, and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She enjoys traveling on motorcycles with friends, reading, and crocheting.

 
Matt Kennedy
Bridge Music Coordinator
Facilities Manager
 

“Music has always played a big part in my spiritual life and I am excited to be a part of the Bridge program.” Matt has performed extensively throughout Indiana and Michigan as a solo artist and with his band HiFi2WiFi. His compositions have been heard on the Discovery Channel, Fox Sports, and CBS Network Television. Matt lives in Mishawaka with his wife, Cathi. They have 2 sons: Nate and Sam.

 
Steve Seward
Security
 

Steve is a long time member of FPC. He enjoys serving the church in this part-time position. Steve loves to garden and read.

 
Steve Slusser
Security
 

Steve is a long time member of FPC. He enjoys being the person who welcomes everyone and helps in all sorts of ways. Steve and his wife reside in Elkhart.