Our Church Staff

Reverend Greg Allen-Pickett

PASTOR 

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

Reverend Damen Heitmann

ASSOCIATE PASTOR 

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

 

 

Jean Matheny

Church Office Administrator

Jean joined the FPC family in June 2018.  Jean and her husband Bob are Nebraska natives spending most of their time in Kearney, with a sojourn in Rapid City, SD and Omaha, NE. They have a son and three grandchildren in Omaha, a son in Kearney, and a daughter in Kansas City. Jean has over 15 years as an Administrative Professional including a Fortune 500 Company and as a small business owner.   read more…  

Kili Wenburg

ADULT EDUCATION & SPIRITUAL FORMATION

Kili Wenburg is a native of Beaver City, NE.  She has been married 20 years to her high school sweetheart, Justin, and they have two children: Carter and Selah.    read more…  

Stephanie Brader

DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION FOR CHILDREN & YOUTH

Stephanie Brader became the Director of Education for Children & Youth at First Presbyterian Church in August 2015.   read more…  

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.   read more…  

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. read more…  

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.   read more…

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.   read more…  

 

Alice Throckmorton

Alice Throckmorton

ACCOMPANIST

 

Erik Nielsen

Erik Nielsen

CELEBRATE BAND LEADER (Volunteer)

 

 

Tony Calhoun

CUSTODIAN

 

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

Sue Medsker-Nedderman

Sue Medsker-Nedderman

LIBRARIAN (Volunteer)

Sue Medsker-Nedderman 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.   Read more…

Carol Harrenstein

Carol Harrenstein

WEDDING COORDINATOR

 

Ericka Brooks

Erica Brooks

PARISH NURSE (Volunteer)