AnnRev. Ann Conklin, Pastor

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ of First Presbyterian Church of Mesa ~

It is with great joy that I come to worship with you and bring forth God’s Word for us all. It is with great hope that I look forward to beginning a long and fruitful partnership in ministry with all of you.

I am deeply grateful for the wonderful weekend that I spent in Mesa meeting with the PNC and learning more about your congregational life and ministry. I am excited about all of the many mission and outreach activities in which you are engaged and look forward to exploring new possibilities in ministry with you.

It was a delight to meet with the members of the PNC in small groups, to tour your lovely city of Mesa, to see the beauty of God’s creation in the mountains and lakes that surround you, and to share many meals and genuine, honest conversation together. I appreciate very much all of the time, thought, and prayer that the PNC put in to planning and organizing my time in Mesa.

Throughout this process, I have felt God’s steady hand guiding each step along the way and God’s wisdom being imparted into my discernment. Because it has been Spirit-led and Spirit-filled, I fully trust that it is God who has brought us together and who will provide all we need for our ministry to flourish! I can’t wait to see where God will lead us in the years to come as we seek to show forth God’s love and share God’s grace with the world.

I will hold you all in prayer and ask that you do the same for me and my family as we make this transition in ministry and cross-country move over the next couple of months.

In Christ’s abundant love and eternal hope,
Rev. Ann Conklin

 

Mark Ramsey, Director of Music Ministries
Mark

Mark earned the Doctor of Musical Arts degree at Arizona State University in 1990, and he joined the FPC Staff in 1994. He was a 2004 Co-Recipient of the National Religious Music Week Alliance Award of Distinction, and he has participated as an organist, recitalist, and co-conductor at the Salzburg Church Music Festival in Salzburg, Austria, the Italian Polychoral Arts Festival in Venice, Italy, and Disneyland's Magic Music Days. He is married and has two children and enjoys bicycling, computing, and working with the FPC staff and community in expanding God's kingdom.

  

Jasmine

 

Jasmine Couillard, Director of Christian Education

Jasmine is a child of God, wife to John Couillard, and homeschooling mom to Ethan, Eliana, and Evangelina. Jasmine enjoys reading, all kinds of foods/restaurants, and camping.  She first attended FPC in 1992 as a Jr. High student, and since 2011 she has been working as the Christian Education Director. The people, programs, and spirit at FPC make the 30-minute one-way commute worth it!

 

   

Linda

 

Linda Reeves, Office Manager

Linda began working part-time at FPC in 2000 and became Office Manager in January of 2005.  Keeping up with a very busy office and staff keeps her on her toes.  Linda enjoys reading, spending time with family and friends, and Tuesday wine tasting at D’Vine!  She is married to Dan and has two adult sons, Kevin and Jason.