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

Staff

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…

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.

Tracy Weddle

Tracy enjoys producing the church newsletters and bulletins–the tasks that require the majority of her time at work. 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 world with their three young children.

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…

Seungah Kwon

Seungah Kwon is a second-year DMA student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She currently serves as a director of the University Chorus at UIUC and a music director of the First Presbyterian Church of Urbana. Ms. Kwon holds two master’s degrees in choral conducting and orchestral conducting from the University of Louisville. She attended…

Camille Goudeseune

Camille has graduate degrees from UIUC in piano and composition, and over the years has played most of the church organs within fifty miles of Urbana. He is also a research software engineer at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications.

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…

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.