Our Pastor and Staff
Pastor Julie Johnson
I am honored to be the Pastor of Fircrest Presbyterian Church, a vibrant Christian community that is actively bringing God’s love to the community of Fircrest and beyond! You are welcome here!
So far in my life I have been an enthusiastic student, a camp counselor, a singer in a loud Christian band, a financial analyst, a management consultant, and a wife and mom of two amazing young people. In my spare time I love to hike, paddle board, cook, garden, and take walks with my husband and our Golden Retriever Callie. In addition to my church work, I facilitate Center for Courage and Renewal Circle of Trust retreats that invite participants to find space for reflection and renewal in the context of community.
Come join us at Fircrest Presbyterian Church as we discern and follow the Spirit of God with energy, intelligence, imagination and love! I'd love to hear from you: email@example.com
Pastor Melody Young
Jenny is our Office Manager. She oversees all administrative tasks in our office, and beautifully prepares worship materials. Jenny is the one you will speak to if you call our office, and you'll be blessed if you do! Outside of work, Jenny enjoys family and friends while continuing to learn, innovate and explore. She is always on the hunt for beach glass and treasures.
Linda Bringer has been our Music Director for more than 30 beautiful years. A remarkable musician, Linda is devoted to finding vocal and instrumental music that enriches our worship times. She also has a gift for spotting the special musical talents of individuals and encouraging them to share their artistry with the congregation.
Our JOY Children's Program leader - Ashley Stillmaker - has many gifts. During the pandemic Ashley has ably provided technology support for worship. Ashly also has years of experience working with the children of FPC. Ordinarily children are welcome to join our Ashley for Sunday School right after the Young Disciples Time. During COVID-19 Ashley is using the USPS to provide Christian formation for our children.
Louie is our new FPC Treasurer. She capably processes and accounts for our incoming and outgoing funds, and oversees our annual giving records. Louie also brings her gifts and skill to our Community Garden! Along with her husband Bill and the many other gardeners, Louie cultivates with creativity, skill, and a delightfully welcoming presence.
Our recently retired past Fircrest Pres Treasurer is Jack Stillmaker - a longtime member who has abundantly contributed his talents and time through the years. We're grateful for his commitment - not only in financial management - but also as a musician, singing in our choir and with the Praise Crew- and also as a gent who readily says "yes" when a volunteer is needed.
Note: Childcare is suspended due to COVID-19, and will resume when we return to in person worship. For infants and toddlers, we have childcare provided in a safe and clean environment in our Nursery - which is watched over by a loving and very experienced caregiver, Aneaka Davis. Please talk with Aneaka when you arrive, and check out our Nursery. We also have a 'cry room' for little ones that need to move around with a parent or loved one.