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our staff:

Sarah Bird Kneff grew up in the arms of the church and is now a 5th generation Presbyterian pastor.  She was raised in southwest Virginia and attended college in east Tennessee at King University where she majored in Bible and Religion and minored in English Literature.  


After graduating from Princeton Theological Seminary with a Master of Divinity in 2014, Sarah answered her first call to serve as an Associate Pastor at Sewickley Presbyterian Church outside of Pittsburgh, PA.  In 2019, God called her to First Presbyterian Church, Nashville where she became the Associate Pastor for Discipleship and Engagement. 


Sarah's call to ministry is rooted in a love for God and a love for people.  She finds joy in fostering community, leading God’s people in worship, and serving as a companion through the many ups and downs of the journey of faith. She, her husband, Michael, and their little girl, Grace, are so grateful to be at FPC and are eager to join in the building of Christ's Kingdom here in Columbia.

Rev. Sarah Bird Kneff

BAXTER, Susie; Director of Christian Edu
Susie Baxter

Director of Christian Education

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Renea Foster

Administrative Assistant

Nancy Reiser

Director of Music

KILGORE, Carroll  ; Business Administrat
Carroll Kilgore

Business Adminstrator

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James Marshall
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