Rev. Désirée M. Youngblood, Pastor
Linda Kilgore, Office Manager
Linda started as Office Manager with First Presbyterian in October of 2019, working for the pastor as well as the other church members to assist wherever needed. Linda has 5 children and 6 grandkids. Hobbies include embroidery, cake decorating, arts & crafts, and custom mosaics. She and her husband Kyle reside in South Charleston, Ohio.
Thomas Lloyd, Music Director
Tom serves as Music Director and conducts the Sanctuary Choir. He joined the church and began singing in the choir in the fall of 1981 after several years of playing on the church's softball team. In January 1983 he began directing the choir. At various times over the years he has also directed the bell choir and co-directed, with his wife Joyce, the children's choir. Tom is originally from Pittsburgh and graduated from Otterbein College. He has advanced degrees from Wright State University. He has taught at Columbus State Community College since 1992.
Carol Welk, Organist
Graduate of University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music majoring in Music Education and Organ. Also, Master of Music Education from The Ohio State University. Taught Vocal Music at London Primary School and Columbus Public Schools retiring in 2009. Have been involved in the music programs at Grove City UMC and London FPC for a long time as organist and other music responsibilities. Married to Stephen Welk, We are blessed with 2 children and 2 grand-children.
Carolyn Garver, Treasurer
Hope Smith, Youth Director
Cody Smith, Volunteer Asst. Youth Director
This is our first year being youth director, and we are so excited!! We are looking forward to having youth group monthly, continuing to teach weekly faith building classes and updating the congregation on the wonderful things the youth are doing. Some of the activities we are most excited about this year is: congregational wide fellowship, putting on a dinner theatre, souperbowl of caring, bowling, cookouts, swimming and various other youth activities.
Children's Choir (COGS)
Debbie Cochran has been a life-long member of First Presbyterian Church. She sang in the Junior Choir, Sanctuary Choir, and taught Sunday School. She is an ordained deacon and elder and served as Clerk of Session for many years. Currently she directs Children of God Sing - C.O.G.S. and is back to teaching Sunday School.
Tona Avery, Custodian
Tona has been the custodian of First Presbyterian Church for 10+Years and meticulously cleans all areas of the church and makes sure the sanctuary is ready for worship on Sundays.