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SAT
Fall work day
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
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SUN
Christian Education
9:00 AM
For children and adults
Childcare
9:45 AM to 11:00 AM
Worship
10:00 AM
in the Sanctuary
Fellowship
11:00 AM
after worship
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MON
Women's Book Group
7:00 PM
Meeting with the Men's book group in May
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WED
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THU
Dialogue folding
10:00 AM
In Calvin Hall
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SUN
Christian Education
9:00 AM
For children and adults
Childcare
9:45 AM to 11:00 AM
Worship
10:00 AM
in the Sanctuary
Fellowship
11:00 AM
after worship
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Staff
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 19, 14 and 9 as of February 2013). With this job, she is rediscovering her passion for "bean-counting" and enjoys being the treasurer for the church.


Office Manager
Linda Brewer
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Linda first served as our financial secretary and then as church treasurer in the early 80's.  She
began her work as office manager in 1988.

She graduated from Sonoma State University in California.  She has held positions as head
bookkeeper for the University of Idaho Dormitory Food Services and in accounting at San
Francisco Theological Seminary when her husband Gary was a student there.

The Brewers moved to Ashland in 1979 so their two children could live closer to their grandparents.  Linda enjoys her family and traveling to places unknown. What she likes best in life is spending time with her grandchildren, Devon and Della.  She likes working in a positive environment and enjoys getting to know the people of our congregation.


Bookkeeper
Lyn Godsey
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Parish Worker
Rev. Bill Kirkman

 

Bill Kirkman has been a Parish Associate for our church for a number of years. His duties have included calling on church members, substitute preaching, and stepping in for the pastor when necessary. Bill and his wife Caroline have lived in Ashland since1985 where, for fifteen years, he served as a marriage and family counselor.

Bill’s background is one of service and travel.  After completing Princeton Seminary in 1960 and serving as pastor of a Presbyterian Church in Lemoore, California, he traveled to Korea and Singapore, where he worked for the Board of Missions in Korea (“village evangelism”) and Singapore (“urban ministries”).  He loved traveling, meeting the people, and soaking up the Asian culture.

Next, Bill and Caroline spent ten years in Henderson, Nevada, doing “national mission” work, bringing a failing church back to health.  It was there that he became interested in family therapy and got his degree in Marriage and Family Counseling.

First Presbyterian is honored to have had Bill Kirkman as our Parish Associate.  As he settles into his much-deserved retirement, we wish him well.

Note: When the chuch's relationship with Rev. Constance Wilkerson was dissolved in 2014, Bill's title became Parish Worker.


Parish Worker
Rev. Wendy McAninch

Childcare Provider
Sierra Stamps

 

Sierra Stamps is our childcare provider on Sunday mornings.  You will find her in the nursery – with her toddler son Miles – providing nurture for our children and keeping the room neat and organized. 

Sierra is a single mom and student at Rogue Community College, getting the basic courses under her belt by working online.  After graduating from RCC, she plans to transfer to SOU to complete her Bachelor’s in Business (leading to a job in Human Resources) or in Early Childhood Education (leading to a job as a pre-K or K teacher).

Sierra has the determination and resolve to learn everything she can and succeed in her studies.  And, on top of her own hard work and strength of character, she expressed her willingness to trust in the Lord to provide, over and above what she can do on her own.  She appreciates the opportunity to work for First Presbyterian.


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