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, and is also on the faculty of the Lawson Academy at Converse College, where she teaches voice. Wendi has one son, Micah, who is currently a student at Furman University, majoring in Music. In addition to working with the Praise Team, Wendi is also currently serving as a Deacon. Here at FPCG she also enjoys participating in missions and in our Children’s Music Ministry. Email Wendi
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.
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.
Whitney Moss, Director of Youth and Mission, currently on sabbatical
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.
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.
Maggie Wentzky, Director of Operations
Maggie joined our staff in March 2018 as Coordinator of Children’s Ministries before transitioning to her current position. A life long Presbyterian, Maggie has enjoyed learning the ins and outs of working in Christian Education and spending time with the children of FPCG. She holds a Bachelor’s in Journalism from Appalachian State University and Master’s of Education from the University of South Carolina. Maggie, her husband Chad and son Ben are delighted to be a part of this vibrant community of faith. . Email Maggie
Victoria Melin, Faith Formation Coordinator
Victoria has worked with First Presbyterian as a childcare worker and summer intern and is now working to support the Faith Formation committee in the areas of children and youth ministries. Victoria is a Senior at Furman University. She is from the Atlanta, GA area where she grew up in the Presbyterian Church. Email Victoria.