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Staff Mini-Auto Biography – Jane Christeson

by Barbara Hughes

Our Director of Music Ministries, Jane Christeson joined FPCD in February 2016 after 20 years as Choir Director for Port Orange Presbyterian Church. She has been overheard saying “I love my new church family!” Jane received a degree in piano performance from the University of Alabama before receiving a Graduate Council Fellowship to complete a […]

Staff Mini-Autobiography – Tom Lee

by Church Staff

Tom Lee Finance Manager   A Florida native – born in Marianna, Florida, graduate of DeLand High School class of 1964 and Stetson University class of 1969.  Then served 3 years active duty in the US Army – overseas in Seoul, Korea.  Married a local beauty, Joan Ann Timlin, after my return from military Service.  Joan was born in […]

Staff Mini-Autobiography – Laura Carlisle

by Church Staff

Laura Carlisle Director of First Presbyterian School I have been married to Dean for 35 years.  We have 3 wonderful children and one granddaughter.  I have been in the field of early childhood education for more than 25 years.  I earned a degree in Early Childhood Education from Daytona State College, graduating with high honors, while holding down a […]

Staff Mini-Autobiography – Barbara Hughes

by Church Staff

Barbara Jo Hughes Administrative Assistant Baptized as an infant and raised in the Presbyterian Church in Bowie, Maryland,  I moved to Cape Coral, Florida with my family in 1971.  In 1982 I came to Orlando to complete my education at UCF. While working in various business positions (retail management, banking and office management), I earned a B.S. Degree in Psychology from UCF in 1986 but […]

Staff Mini-Autobiography – Dr. Boyd Jones

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Dr. Boyd Jones Organist In addition to being the Organist for the First Presbyterian Chancel Choir (since 2009), Boyd performs extensively throughout the United States on both organ and harpsichord.  His other duties are University Organist and John E. and Aleise Price Professor of Organ at Stetson University.  Recent seasons have included performances for two regional conventions of the American Guild […]

Staff Mini-Autobiography – Rev. Michael Bodger

by Church Staff

Michael Bodger Associate Pastor Born in Liverpool, England and moved to Uganda with my family when I was just 6 months old. Returned to England to attend boarding school, and family returned in 1972 when Idi Amin came to power in Uganda. Attended Huddersfield University in Yorkshire, England, and graduated with a Marketing (Engineering ) degree. Entered into the […]