Pam Tonnsen, Office Administrator -Pam is a native of Greer and a graduate of Greer High School. She has been employed at Greer First Presbyterian since 1996. She and her husband Dennis are members of Taylors First Baptist Church and are the parents of three grown sons, Eric, Cory and Ryan. They are also the proud grandparents of six grandchildren, George, Lillian, Audrey, William, James & Greta. Pam’s hobbies are spending time with her grandchildren, sewing & reading. Email Pam
Whitney Moss, Director of Youth and Mission –
Whitney is a lifelong Presbyterian and has been on staff here at First Presbyterian since August 2008. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Religion and Christian Education from Presbyterian College. She has served as a PC(USA) Young Adult Volunteer in Mission in England and congregations in St. Simons Island, GA and Spartanburg, SC. She is currently enrolled at Union Presbyterian Seminary in Charlotte working towards a Master of Divinity. Whitney loves mission trips and connecting with people of all ages. Email Whitney.
Susan Tompkins, Director of Christian Education – Susan is a Certified Christian Educator in the PC(USA) denomination. Susan and her husband, Scott, and daughter, Jennifer, have been members of First Presbyterian Church since 1989, and Susan joined the staff in July 2000. Scott is part-time Director of Facilities. Jennifer and Walden Jones are now raising their children here.
Susan is passionate for children to grow up from the earliest of age to know and believe they are a child of God. She enjoys the ministry of Christian Education and creating opportunities for people of all ages to fellowship, strengthen their faith, live into their baptismal vows, and gain a better understanding of PC(USA) polity and theology. And, even though she is not “out-doorsy” per se, she loves taking the children to church camp for the week each summer.
Lynn Bennett, Financial Administrator – Lynn graduated from Newberry College in 1986 and earned her CPA license in 1990. She and her husband David have two daughters, Lauren and Taylor. They live in Simpsonville where they are members of Mauldin United Methodist Church. Lynn is active in Sunday school, the finance committee and serves as a volunteer for GAIHN and Triune Mercy Center. Email Lynn.
Scott Tompkins, Director of Facilities – Scott and his family have been members of First Presbyterian Church since 1989 and he has served a term as Deacon. Scott has been the church’s Facility Director since 2008. Scott also works as a firefighter and EMT with the City of Greer Fire Department. He is married to Susan Tompkins, Director of Christian Education. Susan and Scott have one daughter, Jennifer and two grandchildren, Carter and Eliza. Email Scott.
Lisa Dillard, Director of Music – Lisa is a lifelong Presbyterian and has been on staff at First Presbyterian since 1995. She was hired as organist, began directing handbells one year later, and became the Director of Music in 2002. She received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in piano performance from Converse College and enjoys many facets of music making, including teaching, performing and adjudicating. Email Lisa.
Pam Turnage, Associate Director of Music – Pam is a native of Gaffney, SC. She attended Columbia College and received a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education from Limestone College. She has been in church music for some 30 years and taught piano since college graduation. She has two grown sons, Ryan and David. Email Pam.
Wendi Arms, Praise Team Leader – Wendi has been at First Presbyterian Church since August 2007. She holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Vocal Performance from Converse College. She is the Music Librarian at Converse College as well as on the faculty of the Lawson Academy at Converse College where she teaches voice. Wendi and her husband Shane have a son, Micah. The Arms family enjoys being involved in various ministries of the church. Email Wendi.