Diane Keevil

Church Secretary


Diane Keevil serves the First Presbyterian Church as secretary. She was born in the St. Louis area and has lived in Jefferson City since 1995. She has a professional background as an administrative assistant and a computer graphic artist. She is member of Memorial Baptist Church and she has one daughter and three grandsons.

Dr. Marilyn Hofmann

Preschool Director


MARILYN HOFMANN is the director of the Preschools for the church and taught in the Education Department at Lincoln University for many years. She and her husband, Jim, have two adult children and four wonderful grandchildren. Mrs. Hofmann has a doctorate in Education and loves anything to do with children of any age!

Leanne Gottschalk

Christian Educator/Nursery Supervisor


Leanne is a child of the FPC Faith Family from the age of 5

LeAnne has started her Master of Arts in Teaching, Special Education, through Western Governors University.

She earned her Bachelor of Liberal Studies degree with an emphasis in Elementary and Special Education and eMINTS from

Lincoln University- where she Graduated with Honors December 2014

LeAnne shares her talents as a Behavioral Specialist with Jefferson City Schools and she is in her 9th year at FPC as Nursery Caregiver/Supervisor and she has additional work experience as a Behavior Coach and Teacher with Learning Momentum and Lincare

Leanne will begin her service as Christian Educator on August 9 and she will be looking for willing hearted teachers, substitutes, and planners to assist her in implementing an ongoing successful program of learning for all ages!  Please consider sharing yourself with LeAnne and partnering with her for the ongoing health of the Christian Education programming.  LeAnne may be reached at this email:  teach4thekids@gmail.com

Sunday School kicks off on September 12

Mary Nichols

Assistant Nursery Attendant

Mary is a child of FPC and she works part time at a Lutheran Day Care in Holts Summit.

Jimmy Kay Sanders

Church Organist

Jimmy Kay Sanders, a Jefferson City native, received her bachelor of music education and master’s of music education degrees from the University of Missouri – Kansas City Conservatory of Music. She also studied at the Academy of Music, Vienna, Austria.

She taught elementary vocal music (K-6) in the North Kansas City School District and served as organist for Eastminster Presbyterian Church in Kansas City before returning to Jefferson City. She served as organist at First United Methodist Church for many years before joining the staff at First Presbyterian in 2008.

Sanders is a member and has served as Dean of the Central Missouri Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. She is a member of Pi Kappa Lambda Music Honor Society and has served as state President of Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Fraternity for Women. She is active in many musical, as well as community, organizations.

Natasia Sexton

Choir Director


Dr. Natasia Sexton is director of choirs and assistant professor of music at Westminster College where she teaches Music of the Western World, Music History I, II, applied voice lessons, and conducts the Wren Quire, Blue Jay Glee Club, and the Westminster Women’s Chorale. Prior to coming to Westminster College, she taught at Franklin College in Ind., at St. Andrew’s School in Saratoga and in the Fort Bragg Public Schools in Calif.  While in California, Dr. Sexton worked as a church musician conducting choirs at Burlingame Presbyterian Church and Sunnyvale Presbyterian Church.  She is a member of American Choral Directors Association, National Association of Teachers of Singing, Music Educators National Conference, and College Music Society.  She has two cocker spaniels, Lula Belle and Bessie.