Leadership

The people make the church. The leaders at First Presbyterian include a talented and committed staff, a dedicated group of lay leaders and a happy bunch of volunteers. Come meet some of the people who make First Presbyterian such a special place.

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Rev. Dr. Sally Wicks

Pastor

(Pastor Sally) is a spiritual guide on our journey together.  She has degrees from Albion College, Princeton Theological Seminary and Louisville Theological Seminary and a wealth of Biblical and Theological expertise which we appreciate.  She’s a good teacher and a compassionate pastor.  Pastor Sally is married to Mike who is also a Presbyterian pastor.  The two of them have three grown sons, a loud basset hound named Theo and an energetic “little” dog named Abby.

Rev. Dr. Sally Wicks

Pastor
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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.

Celia Weiss

Director of Music / Organist
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Rev. Anna Parkinson

Children’s and Youth 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

Rev. Anna Parkinson

Children’s and Youth Ministry Coordinator
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Matt Kennedy

Contemporary Worship 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 Contemporary Worship Service.” 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.

Matt Kennedy

Contemporary Worship Music Coordinator, Facilities Manager
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Mary Seddon

Worship Coordinator

Mary has been a member of First Presbyterian church for over 25 years. She oversees and organizes the Contemporary 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.

Mary Seddon

Worship Coordinator
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Mitchell Moss

Technology Coordinator


Mitchell is the dedicated technology expert at the church, overseeing all technical aspects. As the Technology Coordinator, he manages the live stream and sound for both Traditional and Contemporary worship services, ensuring a seamless online worship experience for our ever-growing congregation. Mitchell also trains and leads a team of volunteers to enhance our tech capabilities.

In addition to his church responsibilities, Mitchell serves as the Event Technology Manager at Valparaiso University, contributing his expertise to manage and enhance event technology services. He’s also involved with Valparaiso University’s ESPN Productions, where he contributes to various aspects of production.

Mitchell resides in Kingsford Heights, IN, just over an hour away, with his three dogs: Pitsky Nova, Chihuahua Chase, and the newest member, a Saint Bernard Puppy named Bingo!

Mitchell Moss

Technology Coordinator
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Steve Seward

Security

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

Steve Seward

Security
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Kelly Hulitt

Administrative Assistant / Bookkeeper

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Kelly Hulitt

Administrative Assistant / Bookkeeper
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Jeff Kline

Night Watchman

Bio and Picture coming soon

Jeff Kline

Night Watchman
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Susan Kendell

Nursery Caregiver

Bio and Picture coming soon

Susan Kendell

Nursery Caregiver

calendar Upcoming Events

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The Chosen, Season Two: message series about the films by Dallas Jenkins

January 28 - March 17
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Third Annual Ukrainian Easter Egg decorating

March 10 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Palm Sunday

Palm Sunday

March 24
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Maundy Thursday “Theater” and communion

March 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm