Church Staff

First Church Staff

Office Hours
8 AM – 4 PM


Rev. Jeffrey Phillips

Senior Minister

Jeffrey came to First Church in October 2014 with more than thirty years in local parish and global ministry. He has a passion to help people understand and apply our shared faith to life today.

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Deb Curtiss

Administrative Church Secretary

Deb has been at First Church more than seventeen years, and keeps the church running smoothly. Need something church-wise? Ask Deb and she can probably help you.

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Val Sutton

Educational Ministries Coordinator

Val helps her teams develop great programs for children and youth, such as Sunday School, Explorers, Vacation Bible School, and Youth Community, as well as adult education opportunities such as book groups, classes, and retreats. Val is our newest staff member, coming aboard in February 2016.

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Gail Tanzer

Interim Outreach Ministries Coordinator

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Janette Rodriguez

Director of Music Ministries

Janette’s energy and enthusiasm ensure that our adult music programs bring glory to God and delight to music-loving people. Janette has served First Church since 2014.

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Lawrence Underwood

Children's Music Coordinator

Lawrence (“Mr. U”) meets with our children every Sunday during the last part of Sunday School to prepare energetic and fun songs!

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Larry Hebert


Larry is responsible for providing and coordinating routine maintenance and upkeep duties within the church buildings and on our grounds. He also sets up rooms for events.

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Delores Catalano

Nursery Coordinator

During the worship service Delores takes care of children too young to attend Sunday School. Your children will be well cared for in Delores' loving and capable hands.