As a Presbyterian church, FPC is governed by Ruling Elders who function as decision making and teaching leaders within the congregation. Our Deacons function as a service-oriented body, visiting the sick, serving the congregation, helping those in need. Both our Elders and Deacons are elected representative members of the congregation.
Our staff works daily to support the mission and ministry of our congregation. Each staff member functions as a part of our church family, offering a warm welcoming smile and tangible support in the work and mission of Jesus Christ.
Joel was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay area and is a lifelong Presbyterian. He graduated from UCLA with a B.A. in History. After graduation, Joel moved to Atlanta and joined the non-profit urban youth ministry ‘Atlanta Youth Project (AYP)’, where he worked for fifteen years. During his time at AYP, he earned a Master of Divinity from Reformed Theological Seminary. Joel was a Ruling Elder at First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta. He has taught elementary and middle school, has completed a chaplaincy program at Healthcare of Atlanta, and has served in different churches in youth and growth ministries. Currently, Joel is pursuing a Doctor of Ministry degree through Fuller Seminary.
Joel is married to Morgan Healey Moore. They are the proud parents of three children, Cullen, Rachel Ann, and Jackson. Cullen is a senior at Texas Tech University, Rachel Ann is a junior at Samford University and Jackson is a senior at Cornerstone Christian School.
Tina began working with us in January of 2021. She grew up in this church and went off into the world after graduating from San Angelo Central High School in 1983 and after 3 years at ASU… she’s worked at KLST and was self-employed for a while before becoming the Director of Youth Ministries at Sierra Vista UMC., where she served for 20 years. She retired in 2020 and was seeking a job where she could still be in ministry and love on others.
She has twin daughters who graduated from Wall High School in 2008. Jessica is a Special Ed Teacher and loves to craft, and Kendra is a full-time mom of the cutest grandbaby EVER (Forrest) and wife to a pretty cool Son-In-Law (Spencer). She also has a couple of “extra” kiddos she’s gained along life’s highway Cody Thornton & family and Amanda Williams & family! Tina has 2 dogs and one cat.: Bella the Basset; Patches the mut and Oliver the cat. She loves Jesus, family, friends, pets, and doing God’s work!
DR. LOUELLEN MEYER
Director of Music
A life-long Presbyterian and native of Fort Stockton, Louellen graduated from Southern Methodist University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts. In her post-graduate studies, Louellen earned a Master’s Degree and a Doctor of Musical Arts Degree in Organ Performance with an emphasis in sacred music from the University of Texas at Austin.
As Organist and Director of Music, Louellen oversees all musical programs and ensembles of the church, directs the Chancel Choir, Celestial Bells, and Children’s Choir; helps plan worship, and serves as organist for all worship services. In addition to her church work, Louellen teaches at Angelo State University, accompanies the San Angelo Chamber Singers, and serves on the Board of Directors of the San Angelo Symphony, where she also conducts the Symphony Chorus.
Louellen is married to her husband of 33 years, Dr. Robert Meyer, an OB/GYN at Shannon Hospital. They are the proud parents of two grown children, Vic and Vivian.
Praise Team Coordinator
Julie grew up in San Angelo, graduated as valedictorian from Central High School and received a degree in Music Education from Angelo State University. She taught in the SAISD for 14 years, teaching elementary music and middle and high school choir. Julie is on staff at Cornerstone Christian School and she continues to serve FPC, lending her musical talents, on a part-time basis.
Julie is married to Tim, a lieutenant with the San Angelo Police Department and they have one son, Ryan, who is in school at CCS.
Director of Youth
Tara, a native of Indiana, graduated from Lincoln Christian Univeristy (Lincoln, IL) with a B.A. in intercultural studies with a TESOL certification. Tara teaches middle school Bible at Cornerstone Christian School. Tara has been involved in various ministry roles over the last 20 years including outreach, children and youth ministry, as well as international missions. Tara has a passion to walk with young people and help them develop a strong, vibrant relationship with Jesus and a deep reverence and appreciation for the Word of God. When not hanging with youth, Tara enjoys time with her basset hound, Tucker Wayne.
Director of Children’s Ministry
Natalie grew up in Wall and was the valedictorian of her graduating class at Wall High School. She is married to Billy and they are both graduates of Texas A&M University, where she earned a degree in health education. Natalie & Billy have four children: Hayden, Brenson, Carson, and Stella. They’re all in school at Wall, except for Stella. Natalie has been on the staff of the Angel Academy for many years and came on board as director of the Children’s Ministry in the fall of 2017.
Angel Academy Director
Dawn Thompson is the director of the Angel Academy which is a two-day a week Mother’s Day Out program. Dawn grew up in Midland and came to San Angelo to attend Angelo State University. Dawn is married to Matt and they have two adult daughters. Alyssa and Haylee, both graduates of Texas A&M University, and both engineers!
Director of Finance & HR
Donna is a graduate of Lake View High School and Angelo State University. She and her husband, Bobby, are the proud parents of a daughter, Lizzie, who attends school at Trinity Lutheran.
Mark Finch joined the staff in August of 2018 as Maintenance Supervisor. Mark, a native San Angeloan, graduated from Texas Tech University with a Bachelor of Science in Range Conservation Management. Married to Amy–they have two daughters–Haleigh, who recently received her BS in nursing from ASU works, at Shannon Medical Center as an ICU Nurse. Their youngest daughter, Hannah currently works for and attends Howard College. She plans to attend ASU and finish at Texas Tech University as a Radiologist.
Irene keeps everything in top-notch order at First Presbyterian Church. Retired from Ethicon, Irene is the mother to two grown children: Carlos and Cindy. Additionally, Irene has five grandchildren.
Joseph began working with us full-time in March of 2018 – in addition to his job here, he also serves Immanuel Baptist Church on a part-time basis. Joseph is a graduate of Wall High School. He has two daughters, Destinee, 17, lives with her mother in Waco. She graduated from Waco High in 2020 – one year early! Janessa, 12, lives with Joseph and is a seventh-grader at Lincoln Middle School where she is a member of the orchestra. Joseph enjoys time spent with family, or simply relaxing at his home when he is not working.