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.


Executive Assistant to the Senior Pastor


Pastoral & Congregational Care


Rev. Becky Davis
Associate Pastor of Congregational Care, x1488


Tammas Smith
Director of Pastoral Care,

Maddy Vilar
Administrative Assistant for Congregational Care, x1159

Mission & Evangelism


Dr. Case Thorp
Senior Associate Pastor of Mission & Evangelism, x1474
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Amy Collis
Administrative Assistant for Mission & Evangelism, x1474


Carol Hafer
Director of Mission,

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


Sue Pollock
Director of Infant Child Care Center, x2248

Jacque Denton
Administrative Assistant, x2249


Mattie Webb
Child Care Coordinator, x2249

Weekday School

Beth Hewitt
Director of Weekday School, x2253


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



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Jenny Arrison
Director of FOUR12, x2306


Nathan Shaw
FOUR12 Ministry Assistant, x2275



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


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


Kevin Sheehan
Director of Student Ministry, x2321

Chris Rossi
Administrative Assistant, x2350

Steve Eastwood
Middle School Coordinator, x2271


Brandy Nicks
High School Coordinator, x2352

Emily Luker
Middle School Coordinator, x2352


Tanner Fox
High School Coordinator, x2271

SHINE Children’s Ministry


Sarah Savage
Director of Children’s Ministry, x2281



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




Sonja Pfleiderer
Administrative Coordinator, x1459

Barbara Brown
Receptionist, x1495

Lori Needham
Director of Hospitality & Special Events, x1463


Trish Wilson
Membership Coordinator, x1471

Facilities, Special Services & Maintenance


Jessie McWhorter

Fernando Urena
Maintenance Manager, x2301


Garry Mosley


Cesar Pineda
Maintenance Technician

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Jessie Maddox

Tony Rodriquez
Maintenance Technician

Wayne Scott



Tom Levesque
Director of Finance, x1479

Sherry Fostier
Finance Assistant, x1477


Jenn Clarke
Staff Accountant, x1476


Debbi Cusick
Accounts Payable Specialist, x1478

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.


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

Lisa Booth
Administrative Assistant for Worship Arts, x1462

Technical Arts

Rick Moore
Director of Technical Arts, x1468

Ken Lemons
Video Producer, x1284

Brian DiSalle
AV Lead Technician,

Carlos Rivera
Audio Visual Technician

Ibelis Sanchez
Technical Producer, x2201



Paige Ragan
Director of Communications
 & VP of Fun, x1485

Carla Shehane
Administrative Assistant for Communications, x1485

Quinn Roberts
Communications Specialist, x1467


Chris Beck
Communications Coordinator, x2151


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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