First Presbyterian Church Staff

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

Charley Blom – Interim Pastor

Charley Blom

Charley Blom started serving as our interim pastor in October 2017. Charley and his wife Bev come to us from California where Charley has served as an interim at other churches and where together they served many years in a ministry encouraging other pastors.

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!