Meet Our Staff

  • Dr. Donald Baird
    Transitional 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-Booher
    Youth 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 Conner
    Office 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

Jim Williams

Hospitality and Fellowship

Terry Reichardt

Worship Ministry Team

June Champlin

Discipleship and Christian Formation

Mikaila Holt.

Facilities Team

Michael Repasky

Stewardship and Finance

Barbara Page

Administration and Personnel

Michelle Harpole

Congregational Care

Donna Brewer, Joyce Tapper

Clerk of Session

Dave Dreydoppel