FPC Staff & Leadership

The staff and leadership here at First Presbyterian Church is comprised of men and women who love, care and pray for every single person in the church. If you have questions for any of our staff, feel free to reach out and email them or call our church office to speak with them.

  • Pastor Phil Price

    Phil came to First Presbyterian Church as Pastor in September 2022, following previous pastorates in Twin Falls, Idaho (16 years), Evergreen, Colorado (5 years) and Middlesboro, Kentucky (3 years). Phil’s priorities in ministry include preaching and teaching, ensuring that everyone knows they are a child of God and we treat each other that way by finding ways for the congregation to be the hands and feet of Jesus in the neighborhood and beyond. Phil is a graduate of Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania and Union Presbyterian Seminary. Phil’s experience and energy in ministry include his devotion to adult, youth, and children’s faith formation, ecumenical and interfaith conversations, and serving on non-profit boards. Outside of ministry Phil enjoys reading widely and working with stained glass. He is married to Kathy and they have one grown son, Eric.

  • Heidi paquin

    children's ministry director

    Heidi joins us after 34 years with Salina Public Schools. While with USD 305, she took on various roles, including teaching at multiple grade levels and providing administrative support. After several years out of the classroom, she is anxious to work directly with children again. She looks forward to supporting our children in the FBI program as they continue to grow and learn about Christ. Heidi currently has two dogs (Charlie and Gracie) at home who provide her with great joy. She enjoys working in her yard and completing basic maintenance on her house. Heidi feels blessed to be joining the First Presbyterian Church family.

  • meghan hessman

    ce assistant

    My husband and I moved to Salina in 2019 and have enjoyed raising our two children here.  I am originally from Clay Center, KS and enjoy showing our kids around the surrounding areas and places we would visit when I was their age. I work part time from home as a stained glass designer and watercolor artist.  I have loved being involved with the children's ministry and watching our children learn and grow in their faith. I am beyond delighted to work with Heidi and the children's ministry program.  She does a wonderful job teaching the core and fundamentals of our Christian beliefs and I am proud to assist her. 

  • Dr. Richard Koshgarian

    Music director

    "I listen to (and love) many different styles and genres of music. However, when I need my faith affirmed, I seek out the Gloria from Bach's Mass in B minor. The man's faith was simply uncompromising."

  • Angie Koshgarian


    "I have been a church organist for 42 years, 10 of which I have been fortunate enough to enjoy at First Presbyterian Church. My life revolves around making music in worship, cooking, gardening, and especially enjoying my family which includes 2 little fur babies, Clara and Rosie." 

  • Nicole olson

    administrative coordinator

    Nicole comes to you with 14+ years of Executive Administrative work. She lives in Salina with her husband, 2 teenaged children, and a very happy puppy - Ollie! Nicole enjoys reading, flower gardening and supporting her kids in all their activities! She is a Salina native and a graduate of Kansas State University! She is excited to be at FPC!

  • Kathleen pierson


    Kathleen has lived in Salina for 43 years, 40 of them with her husband, Bill. The last few years in retirement have been spent recreating a recently purchased house and gardens. Prior to that, Kathleen was a bookkeeper/administrative assistant for Wilson-Murrow and Bill was an educator for USD 305. She is thankful for the opportunity presented by FPC to step out of retirement and begin a new chapter!

  • Steve Fowler

    Building & Grounds coordinator

    Steve is pleased to be a part of the FPC family. "I was born and raised in the Salina area. I live in New Cambria with my wife, Melissa and our two dogs, Sayble and Peaches. We have one son, two daughters, eight granddaughters and one grandson. I enjoy all things outdoors, camping, fishing, hunting, hiking, gardening and working around our son’s hobby farm. I love spending time with family and teaching and playing with the grandchildren. My favorite time of the day is quiet early mornings before the sun rises enjoying a cup of coffee."  

  • Regina miller

    sunday custodian

    Regina has been a First Presbyterian church member for over 50 years. She worked 40 years at St. John's Hospital/Salina Regional Health Center. She began her career as a Nurse Assistant, then transitioned to the Surgical Unit Secretary. She has a college credit for Medical Terminology. Regina is a mother of 3 children, with 9 Grandchildren and 4 Great Grandchildren! Regina enjoys family, cooking, sewing, camping and jigsaw puzzles.

  • dennis augustine

    week day custodian

    Dennis is a native to Salina, graduating from Salina South High, Salina Tech and Arapahoe Community College. He enjoys fitness, nutrition, history and thrift stores. He comes to us with experience in auto service, newspaper, manufacturing and more!