Meet our Staff!
We are grateful to have such an amazing team leading in ministry together at FPC. Get to know them a bit here.
Rev. Tom Abbott
In June we welcomed Tom Abbott as our new pastor. Please join us for his installation service on Sunday, August 4 at 10:00 a.m.
Rev. Hilary Downs
Hilary Downs has served as First Presbyterian Church's Associate Pastor since 2006.
Hilary's roles include leadership of FPC's youth programs, as well as regular worship leadership and preaching. She is passionate about connecting kids of all ages, not only in relationship with our God who loves them so, but connecting them with what God is doing in the world in mission. When Hilary is not at church you'll find her walking or running or hiking with her dog.
Kathy Moore is the first friendly face you meet when you walk in the office during the week. She keeps us running in big and small ways, and also acts as volunteer coordinator. When she's not at church you'll find her spending time with her dog Daisy, adventuring in her RV or following Colorado Rockies baseball.
Sunday School/Nursery Coordinator
Katie Lady coordinates our weekly Sunday school program for kids in nursery and preschool through 5th grade. Katie and her husband David and their three boys love living in Salida and enjoying all there is to do outdoors.
Praise Band Director
Danny Shuford has been serving FPC as our praise band and creative arts director for our 9:00 AM service since January 2017. He brings to FPC not only gifts and passion for music but a desire to help all who come to worship deepen their connection with our God through that music.