First Presbyterian Church Staff

Mike Orrill……………………………………………………….Pastor
Hilary Downs…………………………………….Associate Pastor
Dan Shuford.………………………………Praise Band Director
Katie Lady…………………….Director of Childrens’ Ministry
Kathy Moore………………………….Administrative Assistant
Debra Hogan……………………………………………….. Organist


Mike Orrill – Pastor

mikeo@salidapresbyterian.org

I have been in Salida and the pastor at FPC since 1990. I’m married and have three grown children and two grandchildren that I adore. Some of my favorite things to do are hiking, skiing, camping, gardening, photography and anything connected with Yellowstone National Park.


Hilary Downs – Associate Pastor

hilaryd@salidapresbyterian.org

I Like:Music-all kinds, a great story, fresh snow, mission trips, popcorn, being with friends, all food related to bananas, my dog, rain, living in Colorado, being outside, and marshmallow baseball.
I don’t Like: Filing things, assumptions, meanness.
As a kid I thought I’d be: A veterinarian or a writer.
I never thought I’d be: A pastor.
If I’m not at church you’ll find me: Walking my dog, hiking in the mountains, or sitting at Salida Cafe with a cup of tea.
Biggest mistake: Not learning more Spanish.
Hardest part of my job: Speaking the truth in love.
Best part of my job: Watching God’s transforming love at work in young people and the adults who hang out with them.

Kathy Moore – Administrative Assistant

office@salidapresbyterian.org

I have lived in Salida since August, 2013 relocating here from Pennsylvania. After having been an elementary teacher and later an administrative assistant in the same school, I retired, sold my house, packed up my RV and moved to Salida. I have a daughter who lives with me here in Salida and a son who is married and lives in Wisconsin along with my three wonderful grandchildren. I love to travel and camp in my RV, my favorite spot being anywhere in the forest. I also find history and genealogy fascinating and love digging into the past. Salida is a great place to live with beautiful weather and friendly people and I am very happy to be here!