Rev. Paul K. Phillips

Rev. Paul K. Phillips

  • BA, Whittier College
  • MBA, Claremont Graduate University
  • M.Div., San Francisco Theological Seminary, 2005

Raised in southern California, Pastor Paul attended Whittier College (BA) and Claremont Graduate University (MBA), while pursuing a 27-year business career. He received his M.Div. from San Francisco Theological Seminary in 2005. Pastor Paul spent 2 years as a hospital chaplain and the past 12 years in parish ministry in Illinois, Arizona and, most recently, as Interim Pastor in Mobile, Alabama. He has one son, Andrew (Justyne) and a grandson, Milo.

Interim Pastor

Rev. Ann H. Kelly

Rev. Ann H. Kelly

  • BA, English, The University of Mississippi, 1982
  • MDiv., Columbia Theological Seminary, 1992

Interim Associate Pastor

Rev. J. David Randolph

Rev. J. David Randolph

  • BS, Financial Management, Clemson University, 2011
  • M Div., Columbia Theological Seminary, 2017

David came to FPC serving in his first call as Associate Pastor for Young Adults and their Families in 2017. A South Carolina native, he is a graduate of Clemson University and Columbia Theological Seminary. Prior to seminary, David worked in the management and mortgage banking field. Basically, he is a bow tie wearing extrovert who loves people, podcasts, adventures, musicals, black coffee and Legos. He is passionate about creating engaging communities of faith built on the intersection of active Christian discipleship and the doing of life together.

David is married to Katherine, an optometrist, and they are the proud parents of a sweet toddler, Cragon.

Associate Pastor

Rev. Allison C. Wehrung

Rev. Allison C. Wehrung

  • BA, Furman University, 2010
  • MDiv., Columbia Theological Seminary, 2015

North Carolina native with Ohioan roots. She landed in Oxford in February of 2017, and serves as the Campus Minister at UKirk Ole Miss** as well as the Presbytery of St. Andrew’s Associate Executive Presbyter for Campus Ministry. (UKirk meets in FPC’s annex building.) She is a graduate of Furman University and Columbia Theological Seminary, as well as an alumna of the PC(USA)’s Young Adult Volunteer program. She’s not a big fan of scary movies or ants, but her likes include: National Parks, local coffee shops, making art with recyclables, and her favorite Southern vegetable — mac and cheese.

To find out more about UKirk, please visit our website here: www.ukirkolemiss.org.

Pastor, UKirk Ministry

Joseph W. Garrison

Joseph W. Garrison

  • BA, Music, Jacksonville State University, 1990
  • Graduate Study, Westminster Choir College, 1990-1992

Choirmaster and Organist at First Presbyterian Church, Oxford, Mississippi received his formal education in music from Jacksonville State University and Westminster Choir College, Princeton, New Jersey, where he was a student of the critically acclaimed organist, Joan Lippincott.  Other notable teachers include Robert Carwithen, James Welch and Ronald and Ann Surace. He has served in similar positions in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, North Carolina and Alabama. In addition to his duties as Choirmaster and Organist, he is the Artistic Director of First Presbyterian’s annual Grace Notes Concert Series which hosts national and international artists.

While at Westminster Choir College, he performed with the Westminster Symphonic Choir at Lincoln Center, the Philadelphia Academy of Music and Carnegie Hall under the batons of Ricardo Muti, Zubin Mehta, Joseph Flummerfelt, and Kurt Masur. Joseph maintains a private studio where he teaches piano and organ and is Dean of the American Guild of Organists Oxford-University of Mississippi Chapter .

Director of Music & Organist

Joseph H. Kelly

Joseph H. Kelly

Director of Youth

Frances Saralvarez

Frances Saralvarez

Office Administrator

Jessica M. McPhail

Jessica M. McPhail

Director of Communications

LaShaunda L. Sisk

LaShaunda L. Sisk

Nursery Director

Wade Simpson

Wade Simpson

Property Manager