Pastor / Head of Staff
Andrew joined the staff of First Presbyterian Church and FPC community in September of 2012 along with his wife Caroline and four children. He was called to ministry here at FPC after serving for eight years as an Associate Pastor in Florida. He has an undergraduate degree from the College of William and Mary in Philosophy, and Master's of Divinity ('03) and Doctor of Ministry ('12) degrees from Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, GA. Andrew has a passion for engaging in conversations about what it means to follow in the way of Jesus Christ, wrestling together as disciples, and realizing that most of our questions do not yield firm answers, but even more questions.
My name is Katey. A little background: born and raised in Rochester, NY, I was heavily involved in music (I played bassoon and competed at the state level) and my church youth group (which may or may not have influenced my career trajectory) growing up. While the music faded into the background of my life as a hobby, my involvement in church did not. That doesn’t mean, however, that I was always totally on board with God’s plans for me! I attended college at the non-religiously-affiliated Middlebury College in Vermont. I attended Boston University School of Theology from 2010-13 and worked in a validated ministry at St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church in Rochester from 2013-15 under the Presbytery of Genesee Valley. Although interdenominational relationships have been central to my education and ministry, I am a true Presbyterian at heart! Geography aside, I’m drawn to the welcoming attitude of FPC and am excited to be a part of a community that values kids and youth both in terms of the education programs that are offered and as important members of the worshiping community. These mid-week activities remind us that being a people of faith isn’t a Sunday-only identity! My hope is that together, we will be better able to grow in our love of Christ and neighbor, in our knowledge and understanding of God, and in our faith. Yours in faith and anticipation, Pastor Katey
Tyler Carlisle graduated with his Masters of Music degree in Piano Performance. Along with his studies in piano, Tyler received an assistant-ship from the choral department. He worked as a full-time accompanist and assistant director of choirs at Boise State University while studying for the last two years.
Tyler grew up in Idaho Falls. Hiking, rafting, fishing, camping and a few sports are some activities that took up Tyler’s time before starting piano lessons. Once piano lessons began, in 7th grade, Tyler devoted his time to practicing. Classically trained, Tyler studied with Dr. Kori Bond, Dr. Brandon Bascom, and Dr. Mark Hansen. His choral training has been under the study of Dr. Eda Ashby, Dr. Randall Kempton, and Dr. Michael Porter. Having accompanied choirs all through college, Tyler has traveled a majority of the United States playing solo and collaborative concerts.
Tyler is extremely excited to be part of the First Presbyterian community. Bach, one of the most important composers to have lived, once said “The aim and final end of all music should be none other than the glory of God and the refreshment of the soul”. This is a purpose Tyler has taken to heart in creating music. It is his goal to provide music that lifts others to a higher level of purpose and feeling.
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Duncan began working at First Presbyterian Church in April of 2007. He has a Bachelors degree in elementary education which he used to help found Boise's first charter school, "Anser", in 1999. He believes his diverse job history (including time spent as a mime and 10 years in various facets of film production) has, almost, adequately prepared him for his current position managing the church office.
Duncan lives with his wife and two sons. His time away from work is spent running around with his family, enjoying the outdoors and making music. He is currently part of Limehouse, a band that focuses on swing-style music and can occasionally be heard playing at local clubs.
Kathy began as part time bookkeeper in August 2007. While she enjoys attending to the detailed financial aspects of the church, she finds it a privilege to build relationships and be part of the team here at the church. She attempts to share the skills she has acquired over the years from administrative office work, financial analysis with non-profits and volunteering heavily in the church.
Outside of this job, she services a few local small businesses with bookkeeping skills, sharing parenting with her wonderfully patient husband while raising two teenage sons with bright red hair and fiery personalities. She also serves on the pastoral care team at a Mennonite church. She holds a masters degree in Church Ministry and is an ordained minister in the Mennonite church.
Mike studied at Pepperdine University, University of Heidelberg, Pacific Lutheran University and the Claremont Graduate School. He served a number of years in ministry. A self-taught "handy-man", he finds it a privilege to serve this great faith community.