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Brant S. Copeland - Pastor

BA, M.Theol. MA, D.Min.

Brant became pastor of First Presbyterian in 1985.  He holds degrees from Rhodes College, the University of St. Andrews, Scotland, the Presbyterian School of Christian Education, and Union Theological Seminary in Virgina.  He serves on several boards of directors locally, is active in state-wide social justice causes, and co-chairs the Tallahassee Interfaith Clergy.   Email: brant@oldfirstchurch.org   Brant's Blog can be found at brantcopeland.com.


Christy Williams - Director of Christian Education

BA, MA, D. Ed. Min.

Christy has been leading the Christian Education Ministry of First Presbyterian since 1987.  A graduate of St. Andrews College, she holds the M.A. Degree in Christian Education from the Presbyterian School of Christian Education and the Doctor of Educational Ministries from Columbia Theological Seminary.  She is a Certified Christian Educator in the Presbyterian Church (USA).  Christy plans and coordinates education for children, youth, and adults.  Email:christy@oldfirstchurch.org


Michael Corzine, Organist & ChoirmasterBM, MM, DMA
Michael has been Organist and Choirmaster at First Presbyterian Church since 1973, the same year in which he joined the faculty of Florida State University as Professor of Organ. 
Email: mcorzine@fsu.edu




Julia Simmons, Housekeeper
Julia has worked part-time for First Church for over twenty years.  She helps out on Sunday mornings and for special events such as suppers and receptions.





Dolores Ingraham, Parish Associate
BA, MDiv
De is a retired minister in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Her special areas of ministry are pulpit supply and pastoral care to members who live at Westminster Oaks.
Email: deingraham@nettally.com.

Emory Hingst, Parish Associate
BA. MDiv

A retired pastor in the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, Emory also holds membership in the Presbytery of Florida.  His special areas of ministry are pulpit supply and social justice ministries.



Leo Sandon, Parish AssociateBA, MDiv, PhD

Leo is Emeritus Professor of Religion and American Studies at the Florida State University. A member of the Florida Presbytery for over 40 years, his special areas of ministry have been teaching and pulpit supply. 

Email: lsandon@garnet.acns.fsu.edu



MaMaryVancery P. Vance, Parish Associate

Mary is a retired minister and pastor in the Presbyterian Church (USA). Her special areas of ministry are pulpit supply, teaching and participating in various ministries of the congregation.

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