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Our Staff

God has blessed us with a new Senior Pastor!

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Rev. Ian Hodge, from Lemon Cove, CA has joined with First Presbyterian Church to bring the Gospel to Carson City and Beyond.  We look forward to what God will accomplish under Pastor Ian's leadership.

Come and join us for worship on Sundays at 10:00am.    



Sherri Gurney

Sherri Chenin pic 200 x 200Sherri Gurney is our Family Ministry Coordinator. She has worked with children her whole life, from babysitting while growing up in Fallon to teaching swim lessons at the Navy base, then teaching elementary school for 27 years. While teaching, she developed a passion for working with families, so she is thrilled to be called into the Family Ministry Coordinator position. What a God-given gift! Sherri is so happy to be able to serve the church family she loves. When off the clock as Family Ministry Coordinator, she is spending time building her new family with her husband Joe, son Sam, and step-daughter Jessica.  Sherri says, “I know you have wonderful experiences to share as well, and I’m looking forward to all the fun we can have together as I support you in sharing your talents and love for Jesus with us all.”


Stewart Peebles

Born and raised in Montana on a family cattle ranch, Stewart Peebles holds a Bachelor of Vocal Performance from the Vienna Musik Gymnasium. While in Vienna, he studied music and voice under Otto Edelmann, former head Meister Singer of the Vienna Opera. After returning to the United States, Stewart continued his education and received a Bachelor of Music in Music Education from the University of Montana. Stewart began his teaching career as a high school choral director for the Whitefish School District in Montana.

Stewart relocated to Carson City where he was a music educator for 20 years, and pursued his Master in Music from the University of Nevada, Reno. In addition to his time in the Carson City School District, Stewart also taught vocal music classes, private voice, and choir at Western Nevada College for 12 years. Stewart has also been the choir director for St. Peter’s Episcopal Church and Trinity Lutheran Church in Gardnerville, Nevada.  


Cynthia Mirabal Jones

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Born and raised in Layton, Utah, Cynthia moved to Carson City with her husband, Stephen, after living in Las Vegas for over 25 years.  She has two adult children who have also moved to the area.  She and her husband love living in Northern Nevada, especially Carson City.  Cynthia has been a bookkeeper for over 24 years, as well as performing as an administrative executive and human resource manager.  She has also worked as an independent contractor for small business owners providing administrative/bookkeeping support.  Cynthia is pleased to be working as a member of the office and to be a part of the FPC community.  Her hobbies include reading, cooking, and spending time with her husband and dog, Rolo.


Margo Weaver

Margo Weaver pic 200x200Margo Weaver is FPC's Office Manager and  Communications Coordinator.  Born and raised in Southern California and having also lived in Colorado and Arizona, Margo moved to Reno in 2004 from the San Diego area where she had worked as a grant writer for a school for homeless children; prior to that she wrote grants for a residential shelter for 18-21 year-olds in Phoenix, AZ.  Other parts of her career life have been a wide variety of administrative / executive assistant work.  Margo made the move to Carson City in 2019.