Staff

To contact the church, call 407.423.3441, and dial the extension listed next to each person's name. Church office hours are Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5:00pm. To email any of our staff directly, simply click on their name.

Dr. David Swanson, Senior Pastor

The Rev. Dr. David D. Swanson is the Senior Pastor and Head of Staff at First Presbyterian Church of Orlando. Born and raised in Dallas, TX, Dr. Swanson received his Master of Divinity from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary and his Doctor of Ministry from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Prior to his arrival in Orlando, he served two pastorates: the first in Signal Mountain, TN as an Associate for both youth ministry and discipleship; the second in Ft. Myers, FL as Senior Pastor and Head of Staff. He and his wife, Leigh, have three children: John David, Alex, and Kaylee.

Email David, or call x1451.

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Executive Assistant to the Senior Pastor

 

Pastoral & Congregational Care


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Rev. Becky Davis
Associate Pastor of Congregational Care, x1488

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Sam de Sousa
Pastoral Care, x1159

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Tammas Smith
Director of Pastoral Care,
 x1455

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Linda McCallister
Administrative Assistant for Congregation Life & Pastoral Care, x1159

Mission & Evangelism

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Dr. Case Thorp
Senior Associate Pastor of Mission & Evangelism, x1474
>> more about Case

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Carol Hafer
Director of Mission,
x1460
 

Spence Pfliederer
Director of Compassion Corner, 407.383.8566

Jen Kaiser
Evangelism Coordinator, x1412

 

Mary Alexander
Compassion Corner Coordinator, 407.496.9728 (direct)

The Magnolia Preschool

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Sue Pollock
Director of Infant Child Care Center, x2248

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Mattie Webb
Child Care Coordinator, x2249

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Zoeimy Floyd
Administrative Assistant, x2249

Jacque Denton
Administrative Assistant, x2249

 

Weekday School

Beth Hewitt
Director of Weekday School, x2253

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Pam McComb
Weekday School Assistant Director, x2252

Vicki Rutledge, Communication Coordinator, x2266

Cindy Baker, Administrative Assistant, x2265

Julie Fontaine, Financial Assistant, x2267

Debbie Karaus, Lunch Bunch Program Coordinator, x2149

  

FOUR12


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Jenny Arrison
Director of FOUR12, x2306

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Nathan Shaw
FOUR12 Ministry Assistant, x2275

 

Fitness@First

Angela Brown
Director of Recreational Development, x2204 or x2202

 
 

Family Life and Discipleship

Rev. Jack Peebles
Associate Pastor of Discipleship, x1453

Scarlett Stewart
Director of Discipleship and 20s Ministry, x1497

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Bret Allen
Minister of Family Life, x1183

Bret Allen serves as Minister of Family Life at FPCO. He is from Winter Park, FL and is a 1983 graduate of Wake Forest University (Go Deacons!). Bret served on Young Life staff from 1989-2005 in Spartanburg, SC. The Allens moved to Orlando in 2005 with Young Life and joined FPCO staff in 2010. He and his wife Kim have four children, Andrew, Anna Bret, David and John. Bret enjoys tennis, golf and ACC basketball.

Lori Tipping
Administrative Assistant to Discipleship, x1453

 

 

Student Ministry

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Kevin Sheehan
Director of Student Ministry, x2321

Chris Rossi
Administrative Assistant, x2350

Steve Eastwood
Middle School Coordinator, x2271

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Brandy Nicks
High School Coordinator, x2352

Emily Luker
Middle School Coordinator, x2352

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Tanner Fox
High School Coordinator, x2271

SHINE Children’s Ministry



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Sarah Savage
Director of Children’s Ministry, x2281

 

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Stacey Kirk
Children’s Ministry Program Support Coordinator, x1480

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Tami Vais
Coordinator of Nursery & Pre-School (SHINE), x2250

Support

James Hendrix
Church Business Administrator, x1459

 

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Sonja Pfleiderer
Administrative Coordinator, x1459

Barbara Brown
Receptionist,
x1495

 

Kristi Dillon
Director of Human Resources, x1473

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Trish Wilson
Membership Coordinator, x1471

 

Lori Needham
Director of Hospitality & Special Events, x1463

Facilities, Special Services & Maintenance

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Jessie McWhorter
Custodian

Fernando Urena
Maintenance Manager, x2301

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Garry Mosley
Custodian

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Cesar Pineda
Maintenance Technician

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Jessie Maddox
Custodian

Tony Rodriquez
Maintenance Technician

Wayne Scott
Custodian

 

Finance

Tom Levesque
Director of Finance, x1479

* Tom not pictured as shown.

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Jenn Clarke
Staff Accountant, x1476

 

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Debbi Cusick
Accounts Payable Specialist, x1478

Sherry Fostier
Finance Assistant, x1477

Worship Arts

 

 

Dr. Dan Sharp 
Minister of Worship Arts, x1274

Dr. Daniel Sharp is the Minister of Worship Arts at First Presbyterian Church of Orlando. Born and raised on a farm in central Illinois, Dr. Sharp received his Bachelor's degree from Wheaton College, Masters from Drake University, and his Doctor of Musical Arts in Church Music from the University of Southern California. He also studied at Fuller Theological Seminary. Prior to his arrival in Orlando, he served as Minister of Worship in San Diego, Seattle, Newport Beach, and Lexington, MA. He and his wife, Nancy, have two sons: Andrew and Jonathan, who is married to Erin. They have a little girl, Noel.

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Wil Brown
Director of Genesis Worship, x1230

Stephanie Rivera
Coordinator of Children’s Music, x1186

Josiah Armes
Organist/Assistant Director of Music, x1481

Glenda Morgan
Events Manager, x1272

Technical Arts

Rick Moore
Director of Technical Arts, x1468

Ken Lemons
Video Producer, x1284

Brian DiSalle
AV Lead Technician, x1431

Ibelis Sanchez
Technical Producer, x2201

Communications

 

Paige Ragan
Director of Communications
 & VP of Fun, x1489

Quinn Roberts
Communications Specialist, x1467

 

Carla Shehane
Administrative Assistant for Communications, x1485

 

Heart of the City Foundation

Brad Staton 
Executive Director, Heart of the City Foundation, x1457

Dee Coleman
Administrative Assistant, Heart of the City Foundation, x1484

For more than 30 years, Heart of the City Foundation (HOCF) has been supporting the ministries of First Presbyterian Church of Orlando, as well as other like-minded partners throughout our city and around the globe.

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