Meet Our Staff
- Dr. Donald BairdTransitional Pastor
Dr. Donald Baird grew up in California, and has received five academic degrees in five great cities, including Edinburgh Scotland. It was there, in Edinburgh, that he met his wife, and today is the proud father of three children and nine grandchildren. Pastor Don is one of five generations of Presbyterian pastors, including two sons, Graham and James. For 50 years he has pastored both small and large congregations, particularly in Idaho, Utah and California. Presently, he is the transitional pastor in the First Presbyterian Church of Fairbanks where he is discovering the wonders of Alaska and enjoying being a part of the 100+ year history of this great church. He would love it if you would join him in this amazing adventure.
- David McConnell-BooherYouth Director
David McConnell-Booher is the Youth Director. David is originally from Texas, but has loved living in Alaska since December of 2009. David and Brenna were married in 2010. David loves to read, write, cook, play video games and is an avid Ultimate Frisbee player. His passions for ministry include mentoring, Gospel storytelling, Bible study and fellowship.
- Marta ConnerOffice Manager
Marta Conner grew up in Mobile, AL, and her and husband (Kenneth) have lived in Fairbanks for 33 years. She graduated from Alabama A&M University in Huntsville, AL. With desire, early in life, Marta began working in the Human Resources environment, and that passion continues to grow. Her favorite scripture is Ephesians 3:20-21. Kenneth and Marta have one daughter (Jasmine).
Ministry Teams & Leadership
Leadership at FPC is primarily the responsibility of church officers, the elders and deacons:
- Church Officers: Coming Soon
- Elders: along with the pastors, form the Session, which is responsible for decision-making in the areas of worship, Christian education, mission, personnel administration, finance, and facilities.
- Deacons: Coming Soon
Those who have made a commitment to FPC by becoming a member may be nominated for church office. Terms are three years in length. New elders and deacons are elected by the congregation in the fall of each year.
Session Members and Ministry Team Leaders
Missions and Outreach Team
Hospitality and Fellowship
Worship Ministry Team
Discipleship and Christian Formation
Stewardship and Finance
Administration and Personnel
Donna Brewer, Joyce Tapper
Clerk of Session