Pastor and Head of Staff
Rev. Angela served as pastor and Head of Staff for Winfield First Presbyterian,Winfield, KS, for seven years prior to joining the staff at FPC in August 2019.
Pastor Angela obtained a degree of International Studies and a minor in French at Wichita State University. She went on to Washburn Law School for a Juris Doctorate and then graduated from Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. Her first ordained call was to serve at the General Assembly as an Associate for Ecumenical and Mission Partnerships, preaching all over the world, including Lebanon and Egypt. She has served as Moderator of the Presbytery of Southern Kansas and Chair of the Council. She also chaired the Presbytery’s Committee on Church Order for two years, was a member of the Presbytery Council, served on the Committee on Ministry and chaired an Administrative Commission. In the Missouri Union Presbytery, Pastor Angela has been asked to serve on the Permanent Judicial Commission and the Bills and Overtures Committee.
She and her family, Jack Scott (husband) and Major (son), are native Kansans. Jack is CAGA (Certified Appraisers Guild of America) certified and owns his own business, Antique Retriever LLC, offering estate sales, live auctions, online sales, and appraisals. Major adores trains, elevators, STEM engineering, reading and art.
Interim Associate Pastor
Reverend Joe Tagliaferre joins the FPC Staff as the Interim Associate Pastor on November 1, 2021. Pastor Joe has extensive experience as an interim pastor, having served in that capacity for a number of different Presbyterian churches over the last twenty-plus years. Pastor Joe has spent the last three years with small churches and camps in Wyoming and Montana.
Pastor Joe grew up in western Pennsylvania and received his BS degree in industrial engineering from Geneva College and an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh. After working for a year as an industrial engineer, he received a call to the ministry and attended Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, from which he received a Master of Divinity in 1986.
He has two sons, one living in Seattle and the other in Rochester, where he has just finished a visit with his newborn first grandchild. He also has a brother in St. Louis.
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
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!
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday School kicks off on September 12
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
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.
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.