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.

  • The Rev. Dr. T. Ewen Holmes

    TRansitional Lead Pastor

    Ewen joined FPC in mid-January 2021. He has been in active ministry longer than he can imagine, serving congregations and mid-level governing bodies throughout the United States. Over these past 5 years, Ewen has been doing transitional ministry in Michigan, Northern Kentucky and Texas. His permanent home is in Petoskey, Michigan where his wife, Holly, resides. Holly and Ewen have three grown children, who all happen to reside in the same state – Michigan. 

  • 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. 

  • Haley Grabast

    Youth Ministry Director

    Say hello to Haley Grabast, our Youth Ministry Director! Haley loves chocolate and spending time outside with her husband, Brandon. Together they share three cats that mean the absolute world to her. During the day, Haley is a case manager in a therapeutic preschool classroom at the Central Kansas Mental Health Center. She is the “link” between home and school support for 3-5 year old's. As a team member at First Presbyterian Church of Salina, Haley is looking forward to supporting our youth in their journey through faith as well as continuing her own walk through a path of faith and growth. 

  • Briana Dundon

    Nursery Caregiver

    "My name is Briana and I'm 32 years old. I have been married for two years and have a stepson who is 13 years old. My husband and I also recently adopted a puppy and are working on being licensed foster parents. I work for the local youth program "Xcel" and am working on getting my Master's Degree in Youth Development. I'm excited to get some more experience with the younger kiddos and meet more people within the community!"

  • 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

    Organist

    "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." 

  • Melanie Dennis 

    church administrator

    Melanie Dennis has been employed with FPC since 2009. "I am grateful to be able to serve the church over the time I have been here, and look forward to many more years to come." A little background: Melanie is a veteran who served in the Navy. Outside of work, Melanie is working towards the completion of a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration. In addition to work and school, she enjoys spending time with her family, loves the outdoors and staying active. "I look forward to hearing from you!"

  • Nicole olson

    administrative & communications 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 graduated high school from Ell-Saline (Brookville, KS) and college from Kansas State University! She is excited to be at FPC!

  • Steve Fowler

    Lead custodian & MAINTENANCE technician

    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!