Our Staff

Services

Join us ON Sundays in-person at 9Am or 11AM or on facebook at 9am

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

Pastor

Tom Abbott has served as Pastor here at FPC since 2019.

As senior pastor/head of staff, Tom serves the church in all kinds of ways, encouraging us all to listen for and hear Jesus' call to us to be missional people, partnering with the Holy Spirit to engage in a ministry of love, healing, reconciliation, and discipleship.

Tom is married to Deb and has two grown children Hanna (Craig) and Samuel (Melissa) and a grandson, Luka. Tom and Deb love living in Colorado and exploring our beautiful mountains.

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Tom Abbott has served as Pastor here at FPC since 2019.

As senior pastor/head of staff, Tom serves the church in all kinds of ways, encouraging us all to listen for and hear Jesus' call to us to be missional people, partnering with the Holy Spirit to engage in a ministry of love, healing, reconciliation, and discipleship.

Tom is married to Deb and has two grown children Hanna (Craig) and Samuel (Melissa) and a grandson, Luka. Tom and Deb love living in Colorado and exploring our beautiful mountains.

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Rev. Hilary Downs

Associate Pastor

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.

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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.

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Hanna & Craig Bingham

Administrative Assistants

Hanna and Craig Bingham are relatively new to Salida, and are excited to serve the church as the new admin assistants! Craig will be in the office on Mondays, and Hanna will be in the office on Wednesdays. They are excited to get to know the community and to serve alongisde this congregation. When Craig and Hanna are not at the church they can be found writing and doing creative work, hiking, running, skiing, and generally enjoying this beautiful place! 

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Hanna and Craig Bingham are relatively new to Salida, and are excited to serve the church as the new admin assistants! Craig will be in the office on Mondays, and Hanna will be in the office on Wednesdays. They are excited to get to know the community and to serve alongisde this congregation. When Craig and Hanna are not at the church they can be found writing and doing creative work, hiking, running, skiing, and generally enjoying this beautiful place! 

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Craig Bingham

Contemporary Music Director

Craig Bingham serves as the contemporary music director for the 9am Sunday services. With a passion for music and a heart for ministry, he looks forward to serving this community! 

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Craig Bingham serves as the contemporary music director for the 9am Sunday services. With a passion for music and a heart for ministry, he looks forward to serving this community! 

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Liz Riley

Pianist/Choir Director

Liz Riley is our gifted pianist, helping lead worship for the 11am services on Sunday mornings.

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Liz Riley is our gifted pianist, helping lead worship for the 11am services on Sunday mornings.

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Bob Campbell

Custodian


Bob serves behind the scenes, but is an integral part of our community. When you see the tidiness of our church on Sundays, he's the one to thank. We are grateful for his ministry with us.

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Bob serves behind the scenes, but is an integral part of our community. When you see the tidiness of our church on Sundays, he's the one to thank. We are grateful for his ministry with us.

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