The Reverend Pam Laing, Pastor

Pastor Pam has recently joined us and will serve as Interim/Transitional Pastor until a permanent pastor is called. She earned her Masters Degree of Divinity from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary in Austin Texas. She has served for the past 19 years as pastor of The United Presbyterian Church in Wood River, Illinois. Prior to her call to ordained ministry, Pam served as a Registered Nurse with specialties in operating and psychiatric nursing.


Rachelle Cekander, Worship Director

Rachelle has served as a music educator in unit 30 schools for years.  Additionally, she has served countless community events in musical, audio support and theatrical roles.  Rachelle would like to cordially invite anyone with musical gifts or talents to share them in our worship of the most high God...we could always use another musician on the praise team!


Dan Kingery, Youth Director

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Dan is the youth director for First Presbyterian Church of Effingham.  He is also Director of Camp Carew in Marion, IL.  Dan has extensive experience working with youth.  Currently the youth groups are planning special fund raising activities.  Dan invites area youth to come join the fun on Wed. nights from 6-7 p.m.