Our Support Staff
Mary Laich, Parish Visitor
Marianne Lycka, Church Secretary
Jessica Straebel, Financial Secretary
Rachael Straebel, Housekeeping
Ray Hayes Sr., Event Greeter
Vic Lord, Event Greeter
Child Care Provider
Who are we?
We are a community of office workers, educators, professionals, service and factory workers, students, retirees, divorced, single, mothers, fathers, children, and grandparents who care about our community and world. We seek ways to live out our faith by the practice of love, learning, worship, and prayer. We believe that all people have a place in God’s church.
First Presbyterian Church is guided by the leadership of elected lay Elders and our Pastor. Inspired by God’s direction, our democratic process enables all to be represented and participate in the life and direction of the church.
Church membership and participation is a commitment to one’s spiritual growth. Come and recharge your batteries with us!
Meet the Pastor
Ted McCulloch is the 18th called and installed Pastor in the churches history. Ted was born in New York city and adopted when he was 2. Shortly after his adoption his father took the call of a Presbyterian Church just outside of Chicago, in a place soon to be called Bolingbrook. His father would serve that church for the rest of his ministry, as Bolingbrook grew from a village of 6,000 to over 60,000. Ted attended Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois, graduating with a degree in History in 1989. As he graduated, Ted felt the call to ministry and went to seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. Upon graduating, Ted answered the call to be Pastor of Taymouth Presbyterian Church in Birch Run, where he served until joining the First Presbyterian family. Ted is married to DeAnn, whom he met while attending seminary.