Leadership

Church Staff

Pastor
We are currently searching for a new pastor at FPC. 

Dri Bayer

Director of Family Ministries & Christian Education
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Dri Bayer joined the staff of First Presbyterian Church in April 2020. A Kansas native, she transplanted permanently to Northwest Arkansas after graduation from John Brown University (B.S. Youth Ministry) and has loved calling Siloam Springs home ever since. She has previously served as a Youth Director and a Young Adult Pastor.
Dri has a passion for seeing children, youth, and young adults live out a vibrant faith rooted in the historical church. She and her husband, Ansen, have three children: Avie, Arwyn, and Aksel. (They have a thing for unique “A” names.) In her free time, Dri enjoys crafting, creating, and DIY projects. You’ll probably find her covered in paint or scheming up a resourceful way to re-use something.

Hannah Bradford

Director of Worship & Arts
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Hannah Bradford joined the staff at FPC in 2022. 

Jennifer Heathcote

Office Administrator
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Jennifer Heathcote is an Arkansas native and graduate from John Brown University with a degree in Children/Family Ministry. After graduating, Jennifer served on the children’s ministry staff at Central UMC in Fayetteville, AR, then at Christ Community Church in Kansas. After moving to Siloam, Jennifer worked as the Coordinator of Alumni & Parent Relations at JBU for 5 years before taking a leave from the workplace to stay home with her children.
Jennifer enjoys reading and baking, watching her children at their various sports and activities, and cheering for the Chiefs and the Razorbacks. She serves on the PTO at her children’s schools and is a founding member of the Literary and Anthological Society of Siloam.

Sharon Norberg

Organist
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Sharon Norberg has been on staff at FPC since 1994. Although born in Oklahoma, she lived most of her life in Siloam Springs, after graduating from John Brown University with a Bachelors in Music Education. She taught for 45 years, covering Pre-K through adult education, with 37 of those in the public school system, and 2 years internationally in Medellin, Colombia. She has been a pianist in various congregations, and the FPC organist. Sharon is married to John, and has 3 sons, 2 daughters-in-law, and 8 grandchildren. In her free time, she enjoys sewing and knitting for nonprofits. Most of all, Sharon loves using her musical gifting on the piano or the organ to help make the most beautiful music to honor God.

Jordan Howard

Facilities Supervisor
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Jordan Howard joined the staff at FPC in 2022. 

Steven Hamilton

Choir Director

Steven Hamilton joined the staff at FPC in 2002

Elders

Heather Thurman – Worship Committee (Chair)

Park Dinger – Outreach Committee (Chair)

Leah Ellcey- Fellowship Committee (Chair); Clerk of Session

Wendy Togami

Sarah Erdman – Stewardship Committee (Chair); Session Moderator

Sandy Van Thiel – Christian Education Committee

Jim Caba – Stewardship Committee (Chair)

Contact the church office to reach any of the elders.
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