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Upcoming Events
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2016 Summer Worship and Program Team
Spans: Mother’s Day, Golden Sunday, Pentecost, Trinity Sunday, Youth Sunday, Graduate Recognitions, Memorial Day, Father’s Day, July 4, Day at the Lake
Sunday School Pilgrimage
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Worship
10:00 AM
in the Sanctuary
2016 Spring Worship and Program Team
11:30 AM
Spans: Ash Wednesday, Lent, World Day of Prayer, Holy Week: Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Egg Hunt, Holy Humor, Earth Day, National Day of Prayer
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2016 Summer Worship and Program Team
Spans: Mother’s Day, Golden Sunday, Pentecost, Trinity Sunday, Youth Sunday, Graduate Recognitions, Memorial Day, Father’s Day, July 4, Day at the Lake
Worship
10:00 AM
in the Sanctuary
Fellowship
11:15 AM
2016 Spring Worship and Program Team
11:30 AM
Spans: Ash Wednesday, Lent, World Day of Prayer, Holy Week: Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Egg Hunt, Holy Humor, Earth Day, National Day of Prayer
Tatsiana Concert
4:00 PM
at Grace Lutheran Church in Ashland
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Chautauqua Poets and Writers
7:30 PM
At Ashland High School
Winter Homeless Shelter
7:30 PM to 7:30 AM
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Ensemble Practice
7:30 PM
Sanctuary
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Tatsiana Concert
7:00 PM
at First Presbyterian Church in Medford
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2016 Summer Worship and Program Team
Spans: Mother’s Day, Golden Sunday, Pentecost, Trinity Sunday, Youth Sunday, Graduate Recognitions, Memorial Day, Father’s Day, July 4, Day at the Lake
Worship
10:00 AM
in the Sanctuary
Fellowship
11:15 AM
2016 Spring Worship and Program Team
11:30 AM
Spans: Ash Wednesday, Lent, World Day of Prayer, Holy Week: Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Egg Hunt, Holy Humor, Earth Day, National Day of Prayer
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Women's Book Club
7:00 PM
Marilyn Love is Hostess
Winter Homeless Shelter
7:30 PM to 7:30 AM
Bible Search
Staff
Interim Pastor

Kathy Keener

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Kathy Keener is the Interim Pastor of First Presbyterian Church.  She will be with us until we have completed the process of calling our new permanent pastor.  She has had extensive experience with interim pastor work, as First Pres is her eleventh interim position.

Kathy grew up in Eugene, Oregon, attending Central Presbyterian Church with her educator parents.  While attending the University of Portland, she helped to organize a Catholic Peace Ministry and a children’s choir at a nearby church.   After earning her BA (cum laude) in Peace Studies, Political Science, and German, she attended McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago and received her Master of Divinity in 1986.  Kathy served as pastor for a small rural church in Illinois for five years, before beginning ten subsequent interim ministries, at various churches in the Midwest, with memberships ranging from 37 to 1100. 

Kathy is glad to be back in Oregon where she can periodically visit her parents and 21-year-old daughter in Eugene.

            


Director of Music

Laurie Anne Hunter

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A native of Pasadena, California,  Laurie Anne Hunter received her B.A. from the University of
Winnipeg and her Masters in Piano Accompanying from the Juilliard School in New York.
She spent five seasons as Assistant Conductor and Vocal Coach with the New York City
Opera, becoming the fourth woman ever to conduct there when she made her Lincoln Center
debut with Marc Blitzstein's "Regina" in 1992. 

Since then,  Laurie Anne has worked with American Musical Theater of San Jose and the
Seattle Opera while working her way to the Ashland Shakespeare Festival,  the Oregon Cabaret
Theater and Southern Oregon University's Department of Theater Arts.

She has been on the faculty of Hartt School of Music,  Israel Vocal Arts Institute in Tel Aviv
and currently is on the adjunct faculty at SOU in Ashland.  Recently, she took up the harp and
now plays therapeutic harp music for Providence Cancer Center and Hospice in Medford.


Treasurer

Carolyn Moeglein

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Carolyn and her family joined First Presbyterian Church when they moved to Ashland in 2001. She became the church treasurer in January 2010.

Carolyn was raised as the daughter of a Lutheran minister (retired ELCA). She moved around with her family, living in several parts of California as well as Hawaii. After graduating in 1984 from Harvey Mudd College with a degree in math, Carolyn worked for Pacific Bell Telephone/SBC in California. She began as an engineer and advanced over the next 15 years to the position of Senior Financial Analyst.

In 2000, she gave up the paying job to stay at home with her kids (ages 21, 16 and 11 as of February 2015). With this job, she is rediscovering her passion for "bean-counting" and enjoys being the treasurer for the church.


Office Manager

Susan Coghill

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We welcome Susan Coghill to our church staff as Office Manager. She will be in the office from 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Monday – Friday (with a half hour lunch).

The Personnel and Administration Committee was impressed with Susan’s experience in busy offices handling difficult people. She brings computer knowledge for word processing, web, internet and financial records. Susan is easy to talk with, self-motivated, organized and frugal (she has already saved us money on printer ink!). She has a B.S. in Business Administration with a minor in Psychology from SOU. She has worked for the Jackson County Airport Authority, Northwest Mail, Quest Health Care, Remax Platinum, Ashland Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, and Harry and David Operations.

Susan lives in Medford with her husband Jim. Her sons are grown. She enjoys crocheting, sewing, and other types of crafting.

While she catches on quickly, it will take Susan some time to learn our unique Presbyterian ways of saying things. Don’t be surprised if she asks you to explain! Stop in at the office and introduce yourself to our new office manager


Bookkeeper

Lyn Godsey

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Parish Worker

Rev. Wendy McAninch


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