Michael Isaacs Hailing from Cincinnati, Michael is an avid fan of the Cincinnati Reds. A graduate from Maryville College in Tennessee and Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York, Michael most recently served as pastor of Westminster Presbyterian Church in Asheville, NC. Previously, he served on the staffs of First Presbyterian Church of Brooklyn and the campus ministry at Maryville College.  His favorite books are often written by Walker Percy and Marilynne Robinson.

Michael Isaacs

Hailing from Cincinnati, Michael is an avid fan of the Cincinnati Reds. A graduate from Maryville College in Tennessee and Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York, Michael most recently served as pastor of Westminster Presbyterian Church in Asheville, NC. Previously, he served on the staffs of First Presbyterian Church of Brooklyn and the campus ministry at Maryville College.  His favorite books are often written by Walker Percy and Marilynne Robinson.

Lisa Kaufer Lisa joined our staff as Christian Education Director in July, 2015, and directs all of our education programs for children, youth, and adults.  She previously worked at Knox Presbyterian Church in Cincinnati where she served as Christian Education Director for five years.  Prior to that time, she served as Youth Director at Greenhills and Venice Presbyterian Churches.

Lisa Kaufer

Lisa joined our staff as Christian Education Director in July, 2015, and directs all of our education programs for children, youth, and adults.  She previously worked at Knox Presbyterian Church in Cincinnati where she served as Christian Education Director for five years.  Prior to that time, she served as Youth Director at Greenhills and Venice Presbyterian Churches.

Joyce Zigler Joyce Zigler has served as the Director of Music Ministries/Organist/Flutist since 1999. She grew up in Ohio and has been serving Presbyterian churches since ninth grade. Joyce has degrees from Wright State University and Ohio State University where she received a Master of Music Degree in Sacred Music with a concentration in organ and major in flute performance. Joyce was a public school music educator for 30 years before becoming our Director of Music Ministries. She enjoys hiking with her husband, Tom, and photography. Joyce is a member of the American Guild of Organists and the Southwest Ohio Choristers Guild.

Joyce Zigler

Joyce Zigler has served as the Director of Music Ministries/Organist/Flutist since 1999. She grew up in Ohio and has been serving Presbyterian churches since ninth grade. Joyce has degrees from Wright State University and Ohio State University where she received a Master of Music Degree in Sacred Music with a concentration in organ and major in flute performance. Joyce was a public school music educator for 30 years before becoming our Director of Music Ministries. She enjoys hiking with her husband, Tom, and photography. Joyce is a member of the American Guild of Organists and the Southwest Ohio Choristers Guild.

 
Kathy Harris Kathy Harris has served as our Financial Secretary/Administrative Assistant since 2006. She attended Miami University and has held a variety of business management positions over the past 30 years. She and her husband, Jim are both active members of our congregation.

Kathy Harris

Kathy Harris has served as our Financial Secretary/Administrative Assistant since 2006. She attended Miami University and has held a variety of business management positions over the past 30 years. She and her husband, Jim are both active members of our congregation.

Sandy Fisher Sandy Fisher, our Church Secretary, has served the staff and members of this church for nearly 20 years. Her invaluable experience, genuine kindness, and professionalism helps us to manage the countless details of day-to-day operations. Sandy and her husband, Brad, have four grown children and are proud grandparents of nine!

Sandy Fisher

Sandy Fisher, our Church Secretary, has served the staff and members of this church for nearly 20 years. Her invaluable experience, genuine kindness, and professionalism helps us to manage the countless details of day-to-day operations. Sandy and her husband, Brad, have four grown children and are proud grandparents of nine!

Margaret Chambers Margaret Chambers serves as our Worship Pianist, playing for worship services, choirs, and soloists. She received her Bachelor Degree in Education from Miami University. She is retired from a thirty-five year career of public school teaching. Margaret has been with First Presbyterian for over fourteen years.  

Margaret Chambers

Margaret Chambers serves as our Worship Pianist, playing for worship services, choirs, and soloists. She received her Bachelor Degree in Education from Miami University. She is retired from a thirty-five year career of public school teaching. Margaret has been with First Presbyterian for over fourteen years.

 

 
Paula Elliot & Kim Flesher Our Kindergarten Readiness Program has been directed by retired school teacher Paula Elliott since 2010. In 2014 she was joined by Kim Flesher as a second teacher.

Paula Elliot & Kim Flesher

Our Kindergarten Readiness Program has been directed by retired school teacher Paula Elliott since 2010. In 2014 she was joined by Kim Flesher as a second teacher.

Cheryl Jarbo & Bob Lawwill Cheryl Jarbo and Bob Lawwill serve as our custodians during the week. Between them, they have over 18 years of dedicated work with First Presbyterian.

Cheryl Jarbo & Bob Lawwill

Cheryl Jarbo and Bob Lawwill serve as our custodians during the week. Between them, they have over 18 years of dedicated work with First Presbyterian.

Lara Moon & Janet Scott Lara Moon is our Director of Joyful Noize (formerly known as CAAMP) and Ambassadors Youth Choir. She graduated from the University of Cincinnati’s Conservatory of Music with a Bachelor Degree in Music Education with a concentration in tuba and voice. Lara taught public school music for 10 years and has served our congregation for more than 12 years. (For more information on our Joyful Noize program, click here.) Janet Scott joined our music staff in 2014 as Director of Handbells. She graduated magna cum laude from the University of Cincinnati’s Conservatory of Music, with a Bachelor Degree in Piano Performance with a minor in organ. Janet has many years’ experience as a music and handbells director, organist, and pianist. She also serves as Director of Handbells for the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Loveland.

Lara Moon & Janet Scott

Lara Moon is our Director of Joyful Noize (formerly known as CAAMP) and Ambassadors Youth Choir. She graduated from the University of Cincinnati’s Conservatory of Music with a Bachelor Degree in Music Education with a concentration in tuba and voice. Lara taught public school music for 10 years and has served our congregation for more than 12 years. (For more information on our Joyful Noize program, click here.)

Janet Scott joined our music staff in 2014 as Director of Handbells. She graduated magna cum laude from the University of Cincinnati’s Conservatory of Music, with a Bachelor Degree in Piano Performance with a minor in organ. Janet has many years’ experience as a music and handbells director, organist, and pianist. She also serves as Director of Handbells for the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Loveland.