Leaders

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The Rev. Adam DeVries, Associate Pastor for Youth & Their Families

Adam DeVries has been at First Presbyterian Church since 1986 when he was five years old. He has served as the Associate Pastor for Youth and their Families since July 2014. He is a graduate of Sewanee, and received his Masters of Divinity and Masters of Arts in Youth Ministry from Princeton Theological Seminary. Adam served as the High School Youth Outreach Director at the church from 2004 to 2007. From 2007 to 2010, Adam served as the Chaplain department head at Alliance Academy International in Quito Ecuador...

Dave Garvey,

Dave comes to First Presbyterian with a long and varied history of youth ministry experiences. Serving at churches and parachurch organizations in Indiana, Tennessee and Wisconsin in roles ranging from staff to volunteer, most recently as the Youth Ministry Director at Crossroads Presbyterian Church in the Milwaukee area...

Angelina DeVincenzo,

Angelina DeVincenzo is a native of the sunshine state and will be joining us from St. Augustine, Florida in January. In 2017 she graduated from Flagler College with a Bachelor of Arts in Religion and Philosophy...

Kody Whitaker, Assistant High School Youth Director

Kody Whitaker joined the First Presbyterian Church staff as the Assistant Director of High School Ministries in May 2016. He is a graduate of the University of South Alabama where he studied Music ...

Ashleigh O’Sullivan, Middle School Director

Ashleigh was born in Northern Ireland, where she grew up in the small seaside town of Donaghadee. She graduated from The University of Gloucestershire in 2017 with a BA Honors in Youth and Community Work and Practical Theology...

Miller Folk, Assistant Youth Program Coordinator

Miller was born and raised in Memphis, TN. She graduated from Auburn University in 2010 with a Bachelor's in Human Development and Family Studies. After college Miller lived overseas doing college ministry with Campus Crusade for Christ...

Ginger Sheppard, Youth Program Coordinator

Ginger Sheppard serves as part time Youth Program Coordinator. She grew up in Richmond, Virginia, attended Davidson College, and spent the summers of 1989-1991 working at First Presbyterian Church Nashville as a summer youth intern...


Youth Education Committee

Mary Lee Bartlett

Bryant Tirrill

Debbie Rieke

David Mahanes

Jim Shaub

Barbara Arrants

Scott McConnell

Lipscomb Davis

Jess Andrews

Adam DeVries – Staff Liaison


Youth Mission Committee

Helen Dale

David Rader

Debbie Rieke

Mary Earthman

Ellie Billington

Ducan Dashiff

Suzan Hindman

Mary Lee Bartlett

Ryan Walker

Jay Milam

Adam DeVries – Staff Liaison

 

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