Pastors & Staff

Our staff use their many gifts and talents to serve our church and help to organize and care for the many aspects of the life of our church.

Pastors

  • Rev. Cam McConnell – Senior Pastor

Rev. Cam McConnell’s hometown is New Castle, PA.  He graduated from Monmouth College with a B.A. in government, and then received his M.Div from Garrett Evangelical Seminary in Evanston, FL.  He has served as an Associate Pastor at the House of Hope Presbyterian Church in St. Paul, MN and as the Senior Pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Brighton, MI before he was called as Senior Pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Manhattan in 1997.  Cam is a fourth-generation Presbyterian minister, with two of his brothers also serving as Presbyterian ministers. His hobbies include running, a variety of athletics, and reading. Cam is married to Jennifer McConnell and they have five grown children.

  • Rev. Kati Collins- Designated Associate Pastor
Pastor Kati joined us in 2015 and has been focusing on building up our Youth and College Ministries, including organizing a Youth Ministry Renovation team, with a visit from the Ministry Architects. She was born in Charleston, WV and has enjoyed living in a wide variety of places, including Oklahoma (OSU Grad), Wisconsin, Polička (Czech Republic) and Atlanta, GA, where she studied at Columbia Theological Seminary. Previously she was serving as a solo pastor at the First Presbyterian Church of St Paul, Nebraska, where she learned a lot about irrigation and cattle ranching, how to make a quilt and bake a pie, how to “put up corn” and feed the calves, and how to celebrate the Sabbath. While in St Paul, she enjoyed experimenting with art and creative forms of worship which engage people of all ages and interests. Pastor Kati daily gives thanks for her wonderful pastor’s spouse, Robbie. He is a Salina native and born and bred K-State fan, so they greatly enjoy attending Football and Basketball games here in Manhattan! She has been schooled in the necessary Wabashing-technique. He discovered his talents as a welder in Nebraska, and he is currently serving as a Territory Sales Representative for GTM in Manhattan. Their favorite thing to do together is play Settlers of Catan at Radina’s Bakehouse, Bluestem Cafe and the many local businesses in our community.

 

Program Staff

Shiloh Vick – Director of Children’s Ministries

Dr. Reginald Pittman – Chancel Choir Director

 

 

 

 

Stephen Kucera – Organist

 

 

 

 

Susan Maxwell- Director of Children’s Music

 

 

 

 

Tamera Garibay- Director of Recreational Ministries

 

 

 

 

Linda Couch- Wedding Coordinator

 

 

 

 

Julie Haynes- Events Coordinator

 

 

 

 

Mackenzie Pepper- Cornerstone Youth Leader

Office & Building Staff

Joan Nelson- Administrative Secretary

 

 

 

 

Taylor Roberts- Volunteer Coordinator and Communications Director