To contact the church, call 407.423.3441, and dial the extension listed next to each person's name. Church office hours are Monday-Thursday, 8:30am-5:00pm, and Friday, 8:30am-2pm.

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
Sr. Associate Pastor of Evangelism, x1474 (more)

Jen Kaiser
Evangelism Coordinator,

Amy Collis
Administrative Assistant for Mission & Evangelism, x1474

Tanner Fox
Minister of Mission,

Katherine Johnson
Mission Event Coordinator,

Alexa Rossi
Mission Coordinatorx2203

Spence Pfliederer
Director of Compassion Corner, 407.383.8566

Mary Alexander
Compassion Corner Coordinator, 407.496.9728 (direct)

The Magnolia Preschool

Leslie Morrison
Director of Infant Child Care Center, x2248

Pam Finne
Administrative Assistant,

Lorelie Mathias
Administrative Assistant, x2249


Mattie Webb
Child Care Coordinator, x2249

Weekday School

Beth Hewitt
Director of Weekday School, x2253


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

Gayle Bosscher
Administrative Assistant,



Angela Brown
Director of Recreational Development, x2204 or x2202


Family Life and Discipleship

Rev. Jack Peebles
Associate Pastor of Discipleship, x1453

Scarlett Stewart Broughton
Director of Discipleship and 20s Ministry, x1497


Bret Allen
Minister of Family Life,

Lori Tipping
Administrative Assistant to Discipleship, x1453


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.


Student Ministry


Kevin Sheehan
Director of Student Ministry, x2321

Chris Rossi
Ministry Coordinator, x2350

Steve Eastwood
High School Coordinator, x2271

Emily Luker
Middle School Coordinator, x2352

SHINE Children’s Ministry


Kim Allen
Director of Children’s Ministry, x2281



Tami Vais
Coordinator of Nursery & Pre-School, x2250

Rhissa Parker
Early Childhood Ministry Coordinator, x2281

Katie Roggow
Children's Ministry Program Coordinatorx2281


Dale van Gelder
Chief Operating Officer,

Barbara Brown
Receptionist, x1495

Tamara Muhlbach
Director of Human Resources,

Lori Needham
Director of Hospitality & Special Events, x1463


Trish Wilson
Membership Coordinator,

Glenda Morgan
Events Manager, x1272

Facilities, Special Services & Maintenance


Jessie McWhorter


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

Lisa Booth
Administrative Assistant for Worship Arts, x1462


Paige Ragan
Director of Communications & VP of Fun, x1485

Ken Lemons
Video Producer,

Carlos Rivera
AV Technician

Quinn Roberts
Communications Specialist, x1467

Chris Beck
Communications Coordinator, x2151

Carla Shehane
Administrative Assistant, x1485

Ibelis Sanchez
Technical Producer,

Brian DiSalle
AV Lead Technician, x1431

Heart of the City Foundation

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

Originally from Augusta, Georgia, Brad earned a BBA degree in Business Administration from the University of Georgia and a Master of Divinity from Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando. After having served churches in various capacities in Savannah and Augusta, he went on to lay the groundwork for a new church plant in Florida. Brad began his ministry at First Presbyterian Church of Orlando in 2009 in the areas of pastoral care and 20’s-30’s ministry. In 2011, he was appointed Executive Director of the Heart of the City Foundation, responsible for overseeing its donor-based grants and fund programs. Additionally, Brad is an ordained minister in the Evangelical Presbyterian Church. Brad and his wife Lindsey have three children: Beau, Sydney and Caroline.


Erin Baker
Executive Assistant & Program Coordinator, Heart of the City Foundation, x1484

For more than 35 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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