STAFF DIRECTORY

Pastor Whit Malone

 

Dr. Richard Floyd
Senior Pastor


Begins September 6, 2022

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.

Pastor Whit Malone

Heather Wood Davis
Associate Pastor

heather@hickoryfpc.org
(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.

Beth Taylor

Beth Taylor

Director of Communications

Sarah White

Sarah White

Director of Preschool & Children’s Ministries

sarah@hickoryfpc.org
(828)322-6343 Extension 1266

Kiki Neale

Kiki Neale

Director of Sanctuary Music

Martha Geouge Hill

Martha Geouge Hill

Organist

Carol Anne Hartman

Carol Anne Hartman

Director of Kairos Music Ministries

Sue Shoffner

Sue Shoffner

Financial Administrator

sue@hickoryfpc.org
(828)322-6343 Extension 1267

Kim Brookman

Kim Brookman

Receptionist / Office Assistant

kim@hickoryfpc.org
(828)322-6343 Extension 1260

Matt Parker

Matt Parker

Food Coordinator

 
 
Jimmy Purgeson

Jimmy Purgeson

Head of Maintenance

(828)322-6343 Extension 1270

Ashlee Barry

Ashlee Barry

Family Ministry Assistant for WNS

ashlee@hickoryfpc.org

CONTACT US


237 2nd St. NW
Hickory, NC 28601

Tel: (828) 322-6343

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