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Eric was born and raised in eastern Iowa. He graduated from Mount Mercy College with a BS in History and minors in Philosophy & Religion. He graduated from Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary in December 2010 with a Masters in Divinity. While in Louisville he met and married Kathryn (Conner) Wright from New Albany. Eric completed his internship at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Versailles, Missouri, and he gained valuable experience in Clinical Pastorial Education at St. Lukes in Chesterfield, Missouri. Eric has a passion for God, family, hiking, learning and relationships.

Church Administrator:  Jo Dufton
Jo is a Kentuckiana native with a diverse history in community leadership & non-profit programming. She served six years as a program officer for a progressive, Denver-based foundation focusing on equality & human rights. Before living & working in the Rocky mountains she was coordinator of the Clark County Youth Coalition in Southern Indiana. She also served on the advisory counsel of the Governor's Commission for a Drug-Free Indiana. Her professional writing credits include Berlitz Lanuage Center in New Jersey, distance learning cirriculum for the Association of Unity Churches as well as feature stores published in multiple magazines.

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Organist:  Judy Diekhoff
Judy is a native of Iowa and graduated from Wartburg College with a Bachelor degree in Music Education. She began as an organist at First Prez in 2006 following musical experience in numerous churches. Her background includes church and school secretary, public and prive teacher, as well as accompanist duties.

Choir Director:  Steve Inman
Steve has been a member of the 1st Prez congregation since he was a child, and he first joined our staff as a part-time Lay Assocoaite Pastor. Previoulsy Steve led the 1st Prez Praize Band for twelve years providing musical leadership for the Saturday evening praise service.

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Bell Choir Director:  Trish Read
Trish began directing our Handbell Choir in 2000, and it is a joy to see the program continuing to grow and develop under her leadership. Trish earned a degree in Music Education from Indiana State University located in Terre Haute, Indiana.

Saturday Music Leader:  David Borman

“A young, accomplished musician," David Borman understands that music has the true power to  educate,  inspire, and change people. With a lifelong goal of performing and conducting musical works that leaves a lasting impression he is studying music at the University of Louisville. Among his  accomplishments, David served as the principal and soloist Euphonium for the Indiana Music Educators All-State Honor Band in January 2014 and he made his Carnegie Hall debut in April 2015. Also David enjoys teaching brass, voice, and piano at Maxwell’s House of Music in Jeffersonville, IN. In addition to being a skilled instrumentalist and vocalist, he is an active freelance conductor in the Southern Indiana and Louisville area. Currently, he serves as the general music director and principal conductor for the Cardinals for the Appreciation of Music Theatre and assistant conductor for the Louisville Civic Orchestra. David is currently studying Euphonium with Clinton McCanless and conducting with Kimcherie Lloyd.

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Church Sexton:  Mindy Inman