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 and Ailbhe (his canine companion and co-worker) 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.

  • Haley Grabast

    Youth Ministry Director circleemail

    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. 

  • Britton Zuccarelli

    Children's Ministry Assistant

    Britton is a life-long Presbyterian, a mother, and a pediatric neurologist, with a special interest in helping the children of the church foster a relationship with God and with one another.  

  • 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


    "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  circleemail

    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 a total of 13 years in the Navy. Outside of work, Melanie is working towards 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!"

  • 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 of 32 years, 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."