Our Church Staff

Reverend Greg Allen-Pickett

PASTOR 

He is deeply committed to discerning God’s will and serving First Presbyterian Church, Hastings.

Reverend Damen Jensen-Heitmann

ASSOCIATE PASTOR 

Originally from Victor, Iowa — the haircut capital of the world, some say — Damen Wesley Jensen-Heitmann is a 2005 graduate of Wartburg College.

Sarah Allen

CHURCH OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR

Sarah joined the FPC family in July 2021.  More info coming soon.

Kili Wenburg

PARISH ASSOCIATE

Kili Wenburg is a native of Beaver City, NE.  She has been married 21 years to her high school sweetheart, Justin, and they have two children: Carter and Selah.

Rose Brader

Director of Education for Children & Youth

Rose Koepp became the Director of Education for Children & Youth at First Presbyterian Church in August 2015.

Deb Hamburger

BOOK-KEEPER

Deb Hamburger joined the staff at FPC in June of 2018. She brings with her a wealth of information in keeping the books in tip-top shape having served in this same capacity in several area churches as well as the family business.

Tim Canady

Tim Canady

DIRECTOR, PRAISE & ALLELUIA CHOIRS

Robin Koozer

CHANCEL CHOIR DIRECTOR

Dr. Robin Koozer served as Professor of Music and Chair of the Music Department at Hastings College for 29 years, stepping down in January 2017 to work full time with the Hastings College Foundation as Associate Vice President of Development for Fine Arts.

Byron Jensen

DIRECTOR BELL CHOIRS

Byron Jensen, Interim Director of Bell Choirs, is a professor of music at Hastings College where he teaches courses in music history, education, coordinates the strings studio, and conducts the HC Bell Choir.

Linda Johnson

Linda Johnson

DIRECTOR WESTMINSTER CHOIR

Teresa Canady

Teresa Canady

DIRECTOR, PRAISE & ALLELUIA CHOIRS

Linda Vollweiler

Linda Vollweiler

MUSIC COORDINATOR

PRINCIPLE ORGANIST

Hi. My name is Linda Vollweiler. I am your new organist.

Mary Plock

Mary Plock

ACCOMPANIST

Mary Plock is Staff Pianist and Accompanist with more than 35 years of service to the worship and music at First Presbyterian Church-Hastings.

Alice Throckmorton

Alice Throckmorton

ACCOMPANIST

 

Erik Nielsen

Erik Nielsen

CELEBRATE BAND LEADER (Volunteer)

 

 

Tony Calhoun

FACILITIES MANAGER

Tony joined the FPC staff in January 2018..   read more..

Sue Medsker-Nedderman

Sue Medsker

LIBRARIAN (Volunteer)

 

Sue Medsker has been a member of First Presbyterian Church since October 1990.  She has been the church librarian since the early 1990s, has been active in PW, Chancel Bell choir and Chancel Choir and helps lead the Celebrate Service.

Carol Harrenstein

Carol Harrenstein

WEDDING COORDINATOR

 

Ericka Brooks

Erica Brooks

PARISH NURSE (Volunteer)