Journey Guides

Leadership

Pastor

Pastor Kevin Fleming 2014

The Reverend Kevin Scott Fleming was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and grew up in Mars, Pennsylvania.  He graduated from Mars Area High School, Westminster College in New Wilmington, PA, and Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary, in Louisville, Kentucky. 

While in seminary, Kevin served as the seminary intern at the First Presbyterian Church of Shelbyville, Kentucky.  He was ordained and installed as the Associate Pastor of the Hill United Presbyterian Church in Butler, Pennsylvania.  He was called as the Pastor of the Oakland Presbyterian Church in Springfield, Ohio.  Kevin came to First Pres as Co-Pastor in 1997 and became Pastor in 2008.

Kevin is married to the Reverend Wendy McCormick, director of the Southwest Center for Congregations.  They are parents to triplet daughters, Lydia, Joanna, and Abigail.  Kevin is also the proud owner of a frisky Golden retriever named Buckeye.

In the fall, Kevin is a rabid Ohio State Buckeye and Pittsburgh Steeler football fan.  In the winter, his hair and beard turns white and he’s been seen around town in a red suit and big black boots.  Kevin is hardly ever without his iPod and a cup of coffee.  His favorite place on earth is Crested Butte, Colorado.

You can follow Kevin's blog at http://spiritlands.weebly.com/.

Music Director

Robert Nicholls 2014

 Robert Nicholls was born in Cambridge, England to a British farmer and an American mother from Carmi, Illinois and grew up in rural Cambridgeshire.  At the age of eight he joined the choristers at Westminster Abbey in London under the direction of Simon Preston.  He graduated from Oundle School and Cambridge University.  Robert was a member of the choirs of Gonville and Caius and St. John’s Colleges in Cambridge where he sang tenor.  He maintained an abiding interest in the organ to the chagrin of his singing teacher, and joined the staff of First Pres in 1996.

Robert is married to Emma Nicholls PhD, a pediatric Clinical Psychologist whom he met next door in Evansville.  They are proud parents of Elena and William. 

Robert enjoys walking to work in all seasons along historic First Street, running along the greenway, and growing what food he can in a small back yard.  His other passions are organ and choral music, silence for reading, and teaching youngsters to read music.  However, his secret desire is to be a good jazz pianist.

News & Announcements

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