Our Church Family
Meet the Staff of First Presbyterian Church Mt. Pleasant
Marj Thimmesch, Organist and Bell Choir Director
Marj plays the organ each Sunday for the worship service and occasionally plays for other special services. She also directs two bell choirs, one for youth and one for adults. Her favorite parts of First Presbyterian Church are the music and the great people with whom to work. She and her husband, Wendell, are avid bicyclists and enjoy traveling. They enjoy local sporting events and theater productions. They live with 3 house-cats: Cutie, Frankie, & Oscar. Of the church, Marj says, “First Presbyterian has good music opportunities, a strong youth program, and welcomes diverse points of view. We have a new pastor leading the fold.”
Rusty and Karen King, Custodians
Rusty and Karen are responsible for cleaning & helping maintain the church. They have 3 grown sons and are raising two granddaughters, Angel & Heaven. Karen is into animal rescue. Rusty has a lawn & snow service besides working at Walmart Distribution for over 20 years. Their favorite part of First Presbyterian Church is the friendly people.
Rusty and Karen can be reached at 219-9276
Westminster Choir Director: Marlene DePriest
ReCreation K-5th Grade Director: Sarah Hegar
Press-On Middle & High School Youth Director: Trey Hegar
Leo Clark, Web Coordinator
Leo manages the website and social media accounts of the church as well as the audio visual needs of the church worship service. He responsible for uploading the audio recordings of the weekly services and for keeping the congregation informed of upcoming events and opportunities.
Leo is a nearly lifelong member of the Mt. Pleasant Community. He currently teaches art in both the Harmony and Keokuk school districts but will always be at home in Mt. Pleasant. He feels incredibly blessed to be a part of the First Presbyterian Church family serving God in this capacity as well as a volunteer with the church Youth Group Press On.
Leo can be reached at email@example.com
Mariah Giberson, Temp. Administrative Assistant
Mariah is the friendly face that greets you when you walk into the office. As a graduate from Iowa State with a BA in Art History and English, she has brought her creative passions into the position of Administrative Assistant. Mariah is an avid lover of the SE Iowa community, which is where she grew up, as well as a lover of baking, painting, and spending time with her loved ones.
Mariah Giberson can be reached at (986-5851 or firstname.lastname@example.org)