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...

Dave Garvey, High School Youth Director

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...

Angelina DeVincenzo, Middle School Youth Director

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, 10:24 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, Youth Ministry Intern

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

  • Rodney Przybylinski, Chair (Deacon, 2019)
  • Jess Andrews (Deacon, 2021)
  • Helayne Brittle
  • Trajan Carney (Deacon, 2021)
  • Betsy Funk
  • Shannon McGuffin
  • Margaret Polancich (Deacon, 2021)
  • Beth Rader (Deacon, 2021)
  • Alli Simpson
  • Adam DeVries – Staff Liaison

Youth Mission Committee

  • Will Hannon, Chair (Deacon, 2020)
  • Mary Lee Bartlett
  • Helen Dale
  • Duncan Dashiff (Deacon, 2019)
  • Mary Earthman
  • Jay Milam (Deacon, 2021)
  • Rodney Przybylinski (Deacon, 2019)
  • Debbie Rieke
  • Julie Roberts
  • Ryan Walker
  • Adam DeVries, Staff Liaison

 

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