Our church is governed by its members, who commit to sharing faith and ministry together in this church and who elect leaders from among us each year to lead us in ministry and community.
Pastor — In Transition
FPC Lapeer is currently without a full-time pastor.
Linda Warren, Office Assistant
Linda Warren joined our staff in Nov. 2019. She has lived in the Lapeer area all her life. She has been a long-time member of the church. She married her high school sweetheart, and together they had two children, four grandchildren, a chocolate Lab named Holli and a crazy cat named Cooper. She graduated from Lapeer High School, owned two businesses and then went into marketing where she was in supervision. When not working you can find her either working in her gardens or camping with her family. Linda feels blessed to be in this position, to be back in the Lapeer area and to work within her church family.
Heather Hundt, Music Director
Mrs. Heather Hundt has served as the Director of Music at First Presbyterian Church since 2000. She directs the Chancel Choir and works with the Pastor, Worship & Music Committee, Organist and other church musicians to help plan and lead worship. Heather attended Central Michigan University, where she earned her Bachelor of Music Education Degree with a major in instrumental music, a minor in choral music, and an emphasis in Flute. She holds a Masters in the Art of Teaching from Marygrove College. Heather has been teaching music and band grades Pre-K through 8th grade for the last 20 years and enjoys working with her students in her classroom each day and preparing them for performances. Heather is married to Daniel Hundt, the Director of Bands at Lapeer High School. Together they have four children who are all musicians and members of First Presbyterian Church of Lapeer. Their family also includes their two dogs: Baby and Maggie. When not working or at church, the Hundt family loves to camp and spend time outdoors enjoying nature and our beautiful state of Michigan. Heather is grateful for the opportunity to serve as a worship leader at First Presbyterian Church of Lapeer and is blessed by the many friends that have become like family. She looks forward to many more years of service to her church.
Katherine Nold, Organist
Katherine Nold became the organist at First Presbyterian Church of Lapeer in Fall of 2018. Her love and passion for church music started in elementary school, playing piano for children’s church. Katherine finds nothing more exciting than leading the congregation in song and praise to the Lord. Katherine studied church music from International Academy of Music and is certified in piano pedagogy through the Music Teacher’s National Association. Katherine studied the pipe organ with teachers Leslie Wills and Doris Hall and was the top recipient of the American Guild of Organist-Detroit Chapter scholarship awards for three consecutive years. Katherine shares her love and passion through her music to students, maintaining a private studio in Oxford and is also an accompanist for Detroit County Day School. She is a board member for Michigan Federation of Music Clubs, a national organization that promotes awareness, scholarship awards and festival events to students of any instrument. Katherine takes great pride in her work at First Presbyterian, bringing together young and old, making a ‘joyful noise unto the Lord’!
Our session consists of church elders elected by the congregation to discern the will of God for our church and faithfully lead us in worship, witness, and service of God’s kingdom. Elders are elected for three-year terms and typically serve as committee chairs, and together as a session they work to empower others in faithful ministry across our church, community, and world. Our committees and the ruling elder appointed to them are:
List of Church Elders
|Barbara Dick ’22||Personnel & Nominating|
|Linda Hamilton ’22||Health Ministry|
|Barbara Skirmants ’21||Finance|
|TJ Craven ’23||Christian Education|
|Sharon Galbreath ’23||Worship & Music|
Bob Rowden ’23
Lynne Butler ’21
Lauren Emmons ’23
Kathryn Lawter ’22
|CJ Merriman||Clerk of Session|
Deacons have a Biblical mandate to a ministry of compassion, witness, service, and sharing the redeeming love of Jesus Christ for the poor, the hungry, the sick, the lost, the friendless, the oppressed, those burdened by injustice, or anyone in distress. From visiting people recovering from injury or illness to providing financial or emotional support to those in distress, the deacons are elected to three-year terms by our congregation to lead our efforts to show God’s love in word and deed.
List of Deacons Officers
|Margaret Fansler ’22||Communion|
|Carol Jaeger||Toni Emmons ’23|
|Francis Pitts ’22||Darlene Placeway ’21|
|Virginia Harris ’21||Deb Moore ’21|