Staff

Wendi Arms, Praise Team Leader

Wendi has been at First Presbyterian 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 the are members of Mauldin United Methodist Church. Lynn is active in Sunday School, the financial committee and serves as a volunteer for IHN 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 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

Lisa Johnson, Administrative Assistant

Lisa is a lifelong Presbyterian and has been on staff here at First Presbyterian since October 2019.  She received a Bachelor of Arts in English from Furman University and previously worked at Hartness International in the accounting department.  Lisa lives in Greenville and is a long-time member of Grace Covenant Presbyterian in Mauldin where she serves as the Clerk of Session and sings in the choir.  Email Lisa

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

Whitney Moss, Director of Adult Education, Mission & Pastoral Care

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, and one grandson. 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