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…  

 

 

Reverend Don Canady

PARISH ASSOCIATE

Don Canady, married with two sons, two daughter-in-laws named Teresa and Theresa  and eight granddaughters moved to Hastings in 2009 to be with his Hastings family.   read more…  

Tarci Matthews

ADMINISTRATIVE SPECIALIST

Tarci Matthews is originally from Minneapolis, KS, and was raised in Monterey, CA.   read more…  

Kili Wenburg

ADULT EDUCATION & SPIRITUAL FORMATION

Kili Wenburg is a native of Beaver City, NE. She has been married 18 years to her high school sweetheart, Justin, and they have two children: Carter (age 14), and Selah (age 11).   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

MUSIC COORDINATOR
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

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)

 

 

Kurt Gibson

CUSTODIAN

Kurt Gibson is a native of Hastings, NE. He and his wife Kim live in Juniata with their four children Olivia, Dalton, Cailyn, and the youngest Mason.   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)