Dr. Richard Floyd
Richard grew up in Merritt Island, Florida, with the beach to the east and Disney World to the west. Both his parents worked in the space program and both were Baptists, so his young life was shaped by church on Sundays and Wednesdays along with stargazing and imaginary interstellar journeys on the other days of the week. Richard joined the Presbyterian church on his own at the age of 13, looking for a place that welcomed questions and wonder, a place where he felt he could love God with his mind as well as his heart. He received his M.Div. from Columbia Theological Seminary, and his Ph.D. from Emory University, with a focus on theology and creation. Richard and his wife Emily have 2 daughters, Anna and Ella.
When not parenting, making music, or serving the church, Richard and Emily enjoy seeing live theater and music, cooking, and relaxing in the mountains or at the beach. They also share life with their dog, Moe, who provides gender balance in the house and serves as Richard’s spiritual director.
Heather Wood Davis
(828) 322-6343 ext. 1262
Heather grew up in the Carolinas and here at First Presbyterian Church! She graduated from Appalachian State University and served a church in Blowing Rock, NC before attending Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, GA. She graduated with a Masters of Divinity and has been at First Presbyterian since August 2008. Heather and her husband Tripp have two young daughters and a yellow lab-all who keep them on their toes. If you really want to get on her good side, include some Haribo gummy bears.
Director of Preschool & Children’s Ministries
(828)322-6343 Extension 1266
Martha Geouge Hill
Head of Maintenance
(828)322-6343 Extension 1270
Family Ministry Assistant for WNS