Being a congregation of more than 200, we have one full time staff member (Rev. Kevin) and several part time staff members.
Rev. Kevin Morris (Minister): Rev. Morris has been at the First Presbyterian Church since 1998. Kevin graduated from Columbia Theological Seminary in 1992 and accepted his first call in Kentucky, where he was ordained. He and his wife, Kim, have two children (Shannon and Joshua), cats (Bandit and Rosie), and a dog (Zell-- who you may encounter on any given visit to the church office).
Cathy Yann (Secretary): Cathy works here at First Presbyterian Church and is an active member of another local church body, serving in Youth and Women's Ministry departments. She and her husband, Kurt, have three boys (Connor, Christian and Caleb) and also keeps busy with her involvement in other volunteer positions throughout the community.
Nikki Miller (Youth Director): Nikki has a love for God that is contagious, and has been working with children in the Lacoochee area as a Youth Coordinator for the past couple years. Nikki plans the youth meetings on Sunday evenings from 5 - 7 pm as well as upcoming mission work, camps, concerts or other youth oriented activities.
Jim Leininger (Music Director): Jim has been our chancel choir director for several years. He also directs the Joyringers Handbell Choir and the Youth Tone Chime Choir. In addition to his responsibilities at the church, Jim has recently retired and does musical composition and arrangement. We are indeed honored to have Jim and his talents.
Kitty Piersall (Organist): Dr. Piersall plays that beautiful organ that you see in the sanctuary. And she does it very well. She has been the organist here on and off for years. Kitty and her family have worshipped here with us for many years. Occasionally she and her granddaughter, Sarah, will treat us to a family duet.
Chloe Ann Dill (Pianist): Chloe Ann joined our staff after she and her husband, Joe, moved back to Florida. We are glad to have her on our staff.
Tasha Jackson (Sexton): Tasha has hit the ground running in her new position. She is the one who keeps up the physical appearance of the church, indoors and out! She is the mother to son, Tristin.
Allison DeSilva (Nursery Attendant): Allison joined us in 2009 and is CPR trained and certified. The nursery is open and staffed during Worship and Sunday School hours.
Frank Smith (Keenagers Chef): Frank has been our chef for the Keenagers for a few years now. You will find him sweating over a hot stove most Wednesday mornings. Frank was the proprietor of a local cafeteria style eatery before cooking for the Keenagers. Frank is still very active and works with the Sea Bees in Tampa and also for Pasco Motors.