Rev. Steven Andrews
Pastor Steve is from Fort Wayne, IN, the 72nd largest city in the country, but these days, he’s happy to call Parkville and the Northland home. Before coming to PPC, Steve worked in a home detention center, a community college, a children’s hospital, and more. During his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family, being in nature, reading a good book, and watching Netflix. He is passionate about leading dynamic worship services and meeting new people; whether you are a long-time member of the church or a brand-new visitor, he looks forward to greeting you. He is married to Kari Pellegrino, has a son Malcolm, and daughter Esme.
Jolene has lived in the Northland for 40 years and married Frank Shaw, who was a childhood member of First Presbyterian NKC. She joined that church in 1980 and currently serves as its clerk of session. She was also one of the founders of our local chapter of Gilda’s Club, a non-profit serving the families struggling with cancer. Jolene is a bright and knowledgeable presence in the front office at PPC and is glad to answer any questions you may have about the church and its life.
ORGANIST AND DIRECTOR OF MUSIC & ARTS MINISTRIES
Paul Erickson joined the Parkville Presbyterian staff in January of 2011. In his work at PPC, he has championed the Final Friday Community Concert series that offers free monthly concerts and receptions to the greater community in the belief that beauty is not only a path to the divine but an intrinsic part of God’s nature. Paul is equally passionate about mentoring young musicians and offers the Parkville Presbyterian Choral Apprentice Program so area high school students can not only receive world class musical training here in the Northland, but have a safe and supportive worship community to share their unique nascent gifts.
Katie Davis joined Parkville Presbyterian in 2011 after moving to Parkville with her husband Chris. Katie is a Social Worker with the Independence School District and has a daughter named Anna and a son named Evan. As the Wedding Coordinator of Parkville Presbyterian, Katie loves working with couples to make their wedding day special and effortless. If you would like to reach Katie regarding a wedding at Parkville Presbyterian, please feel free to contact the church office.
Teri Vetter / Carrie Kilgore
NURSERY SUPERVISOR & ASSISTANT
THE BOARD OF DEACONS
The Board of Deacons is comprised of twelve individuals ordained to lead the congregation in its ministries of compassion, sympathy and service. Deacons serve in many areas of the church’s life, but they place particular emphasis on visiting congregants of limited mobility, assisting in worship, and helping people in need of home repairs.
The Session consists of the pastors and twelve ordained ruling elders. As the church’s governing board, they are responsible for providing spiritual leadership to the congregation, managing the physical property of the church, and leading our ministry teams in their work of outreach, mission, and hospitality.