Staff at First Presbyterian

 

Jasmine Smart, Pastor

We welcome Pastor Jasmine Smart to our church as our head pastor! She is also the Pastor for Community and Care at Kirk in the Hills where she has served since 2016. Originally from the suburbs of Portland, Oregon, Jasmine first moved to Michigan to receive her BA at Calvin College in Interdisciplinary studies (Philosophy, English, and Church, Society & Ministry). After graduating from Calvin, Jasmine went straight to Princeton Theological Seminary and earned her MDiv. During that time, she served churches and the community in youth ministry, prison and psychiatric hospital chaplaincy. Jasmine and her husband Jonathan can usually be found lounging on the couch with their yellow lab, Sandie.

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Penny Brady, Bookkeeper

Penny has been a member of this church since she was 10 years old when her parents moved the family to Michigan. She is a graduate of Oakland University. She and her husband, Tim, were married in the church and their two boys, who are now in their 20’s, are also members. An avid runner, she also enjoys biking, reading and spending time with friends and family.

Mary Ann Fischer, Music Director

Mary Ann has joined us as our Music Director. She is an elementary school teacher in Rochester, and her grandmother was a founding member of the church 90 years ago. She brings an extensive music background to our church, and we are so fortunate that she has decided to share her talents with us.