Rev. Dr. Sally Wicks
Pastor / Head of Staff
Pastor Sally offers thoughtful biblical preaching in a contemporary style, compassionate pastoral counsel, and is a popular teacher. We also benefit from her professional music training and experience with children and youth!  Sally has a Doctor of Ministry degree from Louisville Theological Seminary, an M. Div. from Princeton Theological Seminary, and a B.A. in Vocal Music Education from Albion College. Sally and her husband Mike live in Elkhart. They have three sons.


Celia Weiss
Director of Music/Organist

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.

Anna Parkison
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’s baseball.


Jessica Miller
Office Manager

Jessica runs the First Presbyterian office. She enjoys dogs, pistachio ice cream, colored gel pens, and murder mysteries.

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

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

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.