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.



Director of Music:  Roger Hott
Originally from Ohio, Mr. Hott holds a Master of Music Performance from The Juilliard School of Music in New York City and a Bachelor of Music Performance  from Eastern Kentucky University. Mr. Hott has served as Music Director & Conductor of the Louisville Jewish Community Center Orchestra for five seasons. He has also served as choir director for St John Presbyterian Church in New Albany, IN.

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.

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.


Children's Music Director:  Glenda Hott
Glenda began directing the First Prez KIDZ CHOIR in September 2006.  She holds degrees in various areas of education from Eastern Kentucky University and Indiana University.


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.
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Student Pastor: Kirt Gibbs







Pastor Emeritus:  James H. Brown
Jim faithfully served as our pastor between 1979 and until his retirement in 1995.  Though he enjoys his retirement, he continues to be an active in worship at First Prez, and continues to work with our congregation.

Church Sexton:  Mindy Inman