PUT A NAME TO A FACE

The staff and leadership here at First Presbyterian Church of Redding are people who love, care, and pray for every member of this church. Currently we are in transition seeking an ordained minister or pastor of the word and sacrament.  We appreciate the responsibility for conduct of church services that such a teaching elder will bring to our congregation.  If you have questions for any one of our staff don't hesitate to call the church office or send an email. 

    JEANIE HOLT

    WORSHIP DIRECTOR

    Jeanie and her husband, Stan, have been members of FPC since 1998 when they moved to Redding from the Bay Area. She has served many years as a Worship Elder, both here in Redding and at her former church, Immanuel Presbyterian in San Jose. Since 2012, Jeanie has been serving as FPC’s Worship Director assisting the pastor and coordinating all worship ministries at FPC including worship arts, music, and service planning. She is an accredited accordion instructor and has served on our church worship team since 2001.


    “Worship is not about us; it’s not about what we like or don’t like. It’s all about allowing the Holy Spirit to fill us and work in us, lifting high the name of Jesus, and glorifying God. We want every detail of our worship services to enhance our worship and point others to Jesus. Our praise team is not here to perform on Sunday mornings; we are here to serve God’s church, to lead His people in worship. All that we do, we do for the glory of God alone. Soli Deo gloria!”

    JEANIE HOLT - WORSHIP DIRECTOR

    LINDA CAMPANELLA

    ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

    Linda accepted the position of FPC Administrative Assistant in 2020.  She had come full circle in the Spring of 2020 having lived and worked thirty years earlier in Redding. During her time away, in the Midwest her work career expanded in personnel placement with Kelly Services and in secretarial/administrative assist with Allstate Insurance Co. where desktop computers were first, universally introduced into the workplace! Then in 1998, Linda relocated near family in Hendersonville, North Carolina where she developed and increased business fulltime for a growing placement firm and, in 2001 followed that with the handling of a multi-faceted office position in her sister’s new, entrepreneurial fine art/folk art business.


    Linda graduated Western Carolina University in 2005 with a BSBA and, ultimately finished her education online earning a Master of Entrepreneurship.  In 2010, a return to California via the Bay Area ensured a closer presence to her grown children and grandchildren while elevating her to Senior Administrative employment opportunities.  She nurtured her love of painting affiliating part-time with an artist coop and an art ‘n craft entrepreneurial business.


    As a FPC member since March 2021 and as always, Linda embraces faith, family, and friends with a whole heart.


    Come by the office and introduce yourself.

    Office hours: Monday-Thursday 10:00AM -1:00PM

    NANCY SCHMITT

    CARILLONS HANDBELL CHOIR DIR.

    Nancy has been the director of the Carillons Handbell Choir since 1992. Born and raised in Iowa, she took piano lessons in the 4th grade and continued through college. After 22 years teaching in elementary schools, she retired in 2004.


    She has two children and four grandchildren. She enjoys gardening, golfing, cross-country skiing, and hiking. 


    The Carillons ring bells in our worship service and the United Methodist Church as well as at their home church, St. James Lutheran, monthly from September through May. 


    They also perform at many venues and events throughout Redding, and host the Redding Handbell Festival in October bringing hand bell choirs from northern CA, Oregon and Nevada together for workshops and a concert performance.

    AL BRIONES

    PIANIST


    JOE & ALICE MONTGOMERY

    YOUTH DIRECTORS

    For the last few decades, Joe and Alice Montgomery have been leading our Youth Ministry. Their goal is to foster and encourage the youth of Redding, building disciples and a love of God and one another. 

    ELDER TEAM

    As a Presbyterian Church, First Presbyterian is led by a team of elders, which means that major decisions are made by a team of godly men and women elected by the congregation. We call this team the "Session". We currently have five active ruling elders who oversee the ministries and staff here at First Presbyterian Church.

    • Linda Adams
    • Jerry Janssen
    • Joe Montgomery
    • Mike Pickering