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Interim Pastor Wendy Kolakowski

Wendy graduated from Western Theological Seminary in Holland, Michigan. She came to First Presbyterian Plano with five years’ experience as an Associate Pastor plus many years as a teaching elder and in leadership roles. She believes the Presbyterian Church, PCUSA, holds a unique place in our communities, offering a welcoming place to ask questions and making space for difference, in love. As a denomination, our witness is an important contribution to our ecumenical commitments and connections with other faith traditions. (1 Peter 3:8, Galatians 3:26-28, 1 Corinthians 12:12-13)

  Children’s Education
Nancy McKown

Youth Sponsors
Ted & Nancy McKown

Nancy and Ted have been volunteer youth leaders at First Presbyterian Plano since joining the church in 1994. Their philosophy is that they want to create a safe and nurturing place where the youth can grow in their faith through a balanced program of Bible study, mission and service, fun and fellowship, as well as providing opportunities where youth can network with other Christian youth.

Nancy and Ted met at the University of Tulsa and were married in 1978. They served as volunteer youth leaders at College Hill Presbyterian, in Tulsa, OK, from 1979 to 1993 before coming to Plano. They have two children, a son, Neil, and a daughter, Leslie. Nancy is a manager of centralized data integrity at Texas Health System, Dallas. Ted is a special education teacher with the Plano Independent School District.

  Choir Director
Kurt Thomas

Kurt attended Centenary College of Louisiana where he majored in vocal performance. While in college he helped lead the youth choir at his church in Shreveport. He grew up in the Presbyterian Church where he fell in love with singing solos, as well as singing in a choir. Along with being the Church Chancel Choir and Hand Bell Choir Director, Kurt also sings solos regularly during worship.

Marcy Lasseter

Marcy was the recipient of a piano scholarship to Texas Christian University. She studied piano and organ at TCU and North Texas State University where she received a Bachelor of Music degree with a major in organ performance from NTSU. Marcy served 28 years as the organist /pianist at Southminster Presbyterian Church in Garland, TX. Also, Marcy teaches private Piano and Organ lessons. She is a mother of two sons, Chad and Jason.

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