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.

David's Books

Executive Assistant to the Senior Pastor


Pastoral & Congregational Care


Rev. Donna McClellan
Associate Pastor of Congregational Care, x1488

Sam de Sousa
Pastoral Care, x1159

Tammas Smith
Director of Pastoral Care,

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

Mission & Evangelism

Dr. Case Thorp
Associate Pastor of Mission & Evangelism, x1474

Joy Veldkamp
Evangelism Coordinator, x1412

Carol Hafer
Director of Mission,

Jeannette Follmer
Compassion Corner Coordinator, 407.496.9728 (direct)

Robin Boyd
Administrative Assistant for Mission & Evangelism, x1474

Infant Child Care Center

Sue Pollock
Director of Infant Child Care Center, x2248

Zoeimy Floyd
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

Melanie Snavely, Administrative Assistant, x2265

Julie Fontaine, Financial Assistant, x2267

Debbie Karaus, Lunch Bunch Program Coordinator, x2149




Jenny Arrison
Director of FOUR12, x2306

Nathan Shaw
FOUR12 Ministry Assistant, x2275



Angela Brown
Recreation Ministry Coordinator, x2204 or x2202


Family Life and Discipleship

Bret Allen
Minister of Family Life, x1183

Hailey Domeck
Coordinator of Family Life and Discipleship, x1497

Kent Sterchi
Minister of Discipleship, x1458

Lindsey Staton
Coordinator of 20s & 30s Ministry, x1435

Lori Needham
Director of Hospitality & Special Events, x1463

Student Ministry

Kevin Sheehan
Director of Student Ministry, x2321

Patricia Gray

High School Coordinator, x2352

Steve Eastwood
Middle School Coordinator, x2271

Chris Rossi
Administrative Assistant, x2350

Emily Irvine
Middle School Coordinator, x2352

Tanner Fox

High School Coordinator, x2350

SHINE Children’s Ministry



Sarah Savage
Director of Children’s Ministry, x1490

Carrie Davis Williamson
Children’s Ministry Coordinator, x1482

Stacey Kirk
Children’s Ministry Program Support Coordinator, x1480

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


James Hendrix
Church Business Administrator, x1459


Sonja Pfleiderer
Administrative Coordinator, x1459


Barbara Brown


Trish Wilson
Membership Coordinator, x1471

Facilities, Special Services & Maintenance

Jack Walston, Director of Facilities & Tech, x1470

Jessie McWhorter

Fernando Urena
Maintenance Manager, x2301

Garry Mosley

Cesar Pineda
Maintenance Technician

Tony Rodriquez
Maintenance Technician

Jessie Maddox

Kenneth Randall


Wayne Scott



Judi Cooper
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

Natalie Graham
Administrative Assistant to Worship Arts, x1187



Wil Brown
Director of Genesis Worship,

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

Andy Painter
Video Producer, x1284

Brian DiSalle
AV Lead Technician, x1431

Ibelis Sanchez
Technical Producer, x2201



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


Natalie Hamer
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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