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Pastors & Staff

Dee Dee Carson


Pastor Dee Dee Carson arrived at First Presbyterian in May of 2020. Prior to FPC, Dee Dee served as the Associate Pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Waco, Texas for nearly nine years.

Jacqui Horton

Director of Senior Adult Ministries

Jacqui Horton is a Virginia Beach native who graduated from First Colonial High School, attended Old Dominion University, then traveled to Greensboro, N.C. to achieve her BA in Religion from Greensboro College.

Randy DuVall

Director of Missions

Randy grew up in Norfolk, Virginia. He graduated from The College of William & Mary in 1975 and the University of Richmond Law School in 1977. Randy was a trial lawyer in private practice in Tidewater from 1979 until June 2011 when he retired from active practice. He is a Commissioned Pastor in the Presbyterian Church (USA) and has served as Director of Missions since April 2014.

Elise Ramos-Krepcho

Music Director

A native of Virginia Beach, Elise Ramos-Krepcho earned her Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from Southeastern University in Lakeland, FL. Her 17 years of teaching choral music, adaptive music, music theory, and guitar include positions in Fort Worth, TX and Virginia Beach, VA. Elise will complete her eighth year in Chesapeake Public Schools at Grassfield High School.

Bonnie Lambert – Baxter

Director of Bell Choirs and Children's Choir

Bonnie has sung with the Virginia Chorale, Symphonicity, the Williamsburg Symphonia, and Virginia Musical Theater. She has served as soprano/alto soloist at Larchmont United Methodist Church, Norfolk, First Presbyterian Church, Virginia Beach, First Presbyterian Church, Williamsburg, Ohef Sholom Temple, Norfolk, and as Director of Music at First Christian Church, Norfolk.

Dawn Finguerra

Beach Day School Director

Ms. Dawn has been a part of the life of First Presbyterian Church, and Beach Day School for nearly twenty-five years. She is an FPC elder, and in 2000 she began her life as a BDS parent. While her three children grew and flourished in the Beach Day program, Dawn served as a Board member and chairperson. In 2012 she was hired as the Assistant Director and has served as Director since 2017.

Brian Edwards

Director of Youth and Young Professionals

Brian Edwards joined our church family in August of 2023. He's all about developing deep relationships and helping others grow in their faith. He's a Portsmouth, Va native and graduated from Norfolk State University with a Physical Education degree. He wanted to coach until God called him into youth ministry. That lead him to earn a Master's Degree in Youth Ministry from Huntington University in Indiana. He was ordained as an Elder in Simpnsdale Presbyterian Church. He has a 22-year-old daughter named Emma and a 16-year-old Son named Levi who lives in Greensboro, NC.

Tammie Kotarides

Office Administrator

Ivy Robinson

Assistant Treasurer

Peter Scheible

Technology and Media Manager

Kerry Geho

Facilities Manager

Mary Kritzer

Housekeeping Manager