Our Staff

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Dr. Sid Harmon, Interim Pastor

It has been said ; “The third time’s a charm.” Well, I hope so! We have had two great runs together and I hope this third time together we will hit it out of the park. (We will, the Spirit willing!) I have never been more excited about ministry and the possibilities that lie before us. It is indeed like coming home and launching out into the deep all at the same moment. I am sure God has some exciting plans in store for us. Come and join the fun as we grow in our love for God, for each other, and for this community. I truly believe countless lives will be changed as we partner with Christ in carrying on His ministry here in the Delta. God has placed us here for such a time as these.

May God’s Presence with us increase daily as we serve Him together.


Johnathan Williams, Choir Director

Mr. Johnathan D. Williams graduated from Delta State University in 2013. While at Delta State, Williams was involved in Chamber Singers, Chorale, Delta Singers, Opera, Marching Band, Wind Ensemble, Jazz Band, Basketball Pep Band, and Trumpet Choir. Williams’ composition “Found it in the Backyard” was selected to be performed in the 2008 Delta State University Composition Showcase. In 2010, Williams performed with the Delta State University Choir in Salzburg, Vienna, and Prague. Williams served as is the choir director, piano teacher, and general music teacher at D.M. Smith Middle School in Cleveland, Mississippi for two years. He is currently one of the piano teachers for the DSU Piano Preparatory Program as well as being the choir director, bell choir director, youth music teacher, and director of children's and youth ministries at First Presbyterian Church of Cleveland, Mississippi. Williams also has a full time piano and voice studio that services students in Cleveland, Greenville, and Clarksdale, Mississippi.


Dan Griffin, Custodian

Dan Griffith was born in Choctaw, Mississippi on January 24th, 1954 and is a graduate of Shaw High School and currently a student at Coahoma Community College in Clarksdale, Mississippi. Dan is a member of St. James Baptist Church in Cleveland, Mississippi where he serves on the board of Deacons. Dan enjoys seeking to answer God’s call to obedience and helping people. Dan enjoys sharing stories and interior decorating. Dan has faithfully worked for First Presbyterian Church and Presbyterian Day School for over 20 years.

Shannon Thomas, Church Administrator & Bookkeeper

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Shannon Thomas was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on February 20th. Shannon moved to Mississippi at the age of 14 with her mother and siblings. Shannon is a graduate of East Side High School, Coahoma Community College and Delta State University. Shannon enjoys reading, learning, and traveling with her husband.


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Dr. Jung-Won Shin, Director of Music & Organist

Dr. Jung-Won Shin has appeared as an active teacher, adjudicator, clinician, and solo and collaborative pianist with a large range of repertoire in the U.S., Canada and Korea. Dr. Shin has been featured at a Beethoven Piano Sonata recital series at Yamaha Artists Services in New York, conferences of the Mississippi Music Teachers Association and College Music Society, the Orford Summer Music Academy and Festival in Canada, and the Geumjeong Cultural Center in Pusan, Korea. She holds degrees in piano performance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Indiana University, and Seoul National University. Recently, her collaborative CD with soprano Amy Yeung has been released on Centaur Records. She is currently Music Director and Keyboardist at First Presbyterian Church and Associate Professor of Music at Delta State University in Cleveland, Mississippi.

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Ms. Cassidy Barker, Director of Youth & Children Ministries


RULING ELDERS

Heather Sledge - Clerk of Session

Jimmy Avery -  Evangelism & Outreach / Administration & Finance

Katy Barbati - Christian Education

Ben Burgos - Evangelism & Outreach / Worship / Pastoral Care

Beth Davis Christian Education

Billy Davis - Building & Grounds

Mitch Field - Building & Grounds

Kay Reid - Pastoral Care

Bob Reed - Administration & Finance

Peggy Sledge - Administration & Finance / Fellowship

Hugh Smith - Administration & Finance / Worship

Marcia Walt - Fellowship / Building & Grounds