David Rice

Rev. David Rice

Dear Friends, VISION: “We, the members of Wooster First Presbyterian Church, seek to be faithful followers of God, who is revealed most completely in Jesus Christ. With the guidance of the Holy Spirit, we accept the challenge of discerning what it means to be faithful in our complex, changing world.

Sarah Hyuck

Sarah Huyck

Sarah’s role at First Presbyterian is to  nurture and support families and individuals of all ages in their faith development.  Toward that end, she serves in creative collaboration with the Pastor, Director of Congregational Life, Children’s Ministry Coordinator, Youth Ministry Coordinator and various ministry teams.  She works to initiate and

Tricia James

Tricia James

Tricia’s responsibilities include building a meaningful and comprehensive ministry program with a focus on attracting new families and energizing current families.  She promotes the ministries of the church by helping our members find opportunities to use their gifts in meaningful ways.  She plans and implements ministries that enfold new members

Erin Yoder

Erin Yoder

Erin Yoder has been Youth Director for First Presbyterian since January 2011. She is from Dalton, Ohio and currently lives in Wooster with her husband Aaron. She works in the Development office at The College of Wooster as the Assistant Director of Stewardship. She graduated from Kent State University where she


Amy Baxstrom

Amy’s responsibilities include providing leadership and support for the Christian faith formation of children from birth through fifth grade, including the development of educational programs for Sunday mornings, Kids ROC, and special events.  Amy is a native of Wooster, born and raised here. She attended Bowling Green State University and

Rachel King

Rachel King

Rachel’s responsibilities include developing, coordinating and leading  children’s music programs which reflect a joyful response to the presence of the living God in our daily lives. Rachel works closely with the Director of Music and the Children’s Ministry Coordinator to create a variety of programs which encourage children to grow spiritually,


Rev. Charles Cureton

Charles Cureton is a retired minister, having served in New York, New Jersey, Delaware and Virginia. He has two children. Rebecca works in development for the College of Wooster and Stephen is a minister in Bloomsbury, Pennsylvania. Two grandchildren, Brianna and John Paul, give him great joy. Charles assists with visitation, worship, and


Rev. James Watt

Jim Watt is a native of Tennessee and is a graduate of Maryville College and Pittsburgh Theological Seminary.  After serving churches in Pennsylvania and Ohio, he and his wife, Joan, came to Wooster to retire.  The Watts are parents of Jane, a French teacher at Medina High School, and Jeffrey, a


Eric Gastier

Eric Gastier has served as Director of Music & Organist for First Presbyterian since April 2001 (following the 24 year tenure of Prof. John M. Russell of the College of Wooster).  Mr. Gastier is a native of Milan, Ohio and has served churches in Ohio, upstate New York, Washington, DC and


Sandy McMillen


Donna Ru Lon


Tim Hall