First Presbyterian Church of Urbana, a Member Church of the Presbyterian Church U.S.A. and More Light Presbyterians


Rev. David Oliver-Holder

Rev. Dr. David Oliver-Holder is our pastor and head of staff. Pastor David began his ministry with us in March of 2017, after having served Wisconsin churches in Richland Center, Milwaukee, Hartland, and Bayfield. Like so many of us, he has had experience in several denominations. He’s a recovering Southern Baptist. He began his ministry…

Tracy Weddle

Tracy enjoys producing the church newsletters and bulletins–the tasks that require the majority of her time at work. Tracy grew up in Mahomet with her parents and two brothers. She graduated from Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington with a bachelor’s degree in English and Philosophy. Tracy and her husband Joshua love playing and exploring the…

Steve Johnson

As church sexton, Steve maintains the church building, equipment and computer systems. Steve grew up in Monticello IL, where he spent most of his childhood fishing and enjoying the outdoors. Most of his family still lives near Monticello. Steve currently lives in Farmer City.

Theodore “Ted” Turner

An Illinois native, Ted earned his Bachelors in music at Rhodes College, a small liberal arts school in Memphis, TN, before coming to Champaign-Urbana. He is currently enrolled in the masters of organ program at the university as a student of Dana Robinson and Charlotte Mattax, studying harpsichord as well as organ. Before coming to…

Sinhaeng Lee

Sinhaeng Lee began his ministry with us in August of 2019. Sinhaeng comes to us from New Jersey, where he obtained his Master of Music in Choral Conducting degree at Westminster Choir College in Princeton. Sinhaeng is a student at the University of Illinois pursuing a DMA in Choral Conducting.  Born in Inchon, South Korea,…

Jennifer Immke

Jennifer grew up in Pontiac, IL and got her Bachelors degree in music education from Millikin University. She now teaches elementary music in Champaign, where she lives with her husband.

Melissa Records

Melissa spent her childhood in Washington, D.C., Virginia, Washington state and Illinois; but is one of those people who never left Champaign-Urbana after attending college.  She enjoys interesting jobs working with great people, and has worked as an archeologist, cartographer, GIS technician and librarian, as well as her current positions as Office Support Manager at…

Cedar King

Cedar oversees the projection and audio presentations for Sunday Morning worship.  He is currently employed as a Addictions Counselor at Prairie Center Health Systems and is studying for a MA in Counseling from Lincoln Christian University.  Cedar is a former preacher in the Independent Christian Churches Fellowship.  He has two children, one grandchild and enjoys…

Nani Baker

Baker has been in marketing, public relations, managing social media and website development since 2009. She is an active church member who loves spending time with her teen daughter and their church family. Gardening, thrifting and photography are her hobbies.