Our Staff



Pastor:  Reverend Don Summerfield
Don began his ministry at First Presbyterian Church in the fall of 1996 after having served as pastor of First Church of Rockwood, TN.  Don is a native of Louisville, KY and a graduate of the University of Louisville and the Presbyterian Seminary in Louisville, KY.

Secretary:  Marlene Hall
Marlene has been a member of our church family for more than 25 years.  She was raised in downtown Jeffersonville.  She joined our staff after serving with the United States Air Force in the United States and Great Britian.


Organist:  Judy Diekhoff
Judy is a native of Iowa.  She has a BME degree from Wartburg College.  She began playing the organ at First Prez in 2006.  She comes to First Prez having musical experience in numerous churches.  Her background includes church and school secretary, public and private teacher, and accompanist duties.


Interim Choir Director: Dr. David Wagner
David retired in 1997 after 31 years of teaching at Hanover College as Professor of Music, where he taught choral direction and organ history. He also served as our Interim Organist for three years many years ago and later as Interim Organist at the Second Presbyterian Church in Louisville, KY.

Bell Choir Director: Trish Read-Ellis
Trish began directing our Handbell Choir in 2000, and it has been a joy to see the program grow and develop under her leadership.  She earned a degree in music education from Indiana State University in Terre Haute, IN.



1st Prez Praize Band Director:  Steve Inman
Steve was raised in this congregation and, while raising his family here, he first joined our staff as a part-time Lay Associate Pastor.  Steve is now the director of the 1st Prez Praize Band which plays every Saturday night providing musical leadership for our Comptemporary Praise Service.  Steve continues to work full-time as a regional manager in wholesale food sales.


Student Pastor:  Joe Amponsah







Church Sexton:  Mindy Inman