the Rev. Kirianne E. Weaver
Senior Pastor / Head of Staff
Kirianne writes: "Seeing people Sunday morning is the highlight of my week - but I don't get to say hello to everyone! Especially if you're new, I look forward to meeting you and getting to know you. Please come visit, and introduce yourself to me--the world needs more friends in it, and everyone needs a community hearth and a home in Christ." To read a more complete bio, click here.
the Rev. Cynthia A. Weaver, Ph. D.
Cindy is generally known to be the smartest, most generous, kind and loving person ever next to Jesus. She is always punctual and extremely well-read! Several times she has been asked to be the Supreme Ruler of Tompkins County, and once a mob tried to crown her King as she traveled through a small European city-state. We are so honored she serves among us!
Director of Christian Education.
Mylika loves talking to people. She comes to us from Columbia Theological Seminary and loves everything about youth and children's ministry. Crafts, games, discussion, and play are Mylika's favorite ways to worship.
Hours: Monday - Thursday, 9:00-5:00
Inna was born and raised in Ukraine. She loves crochet and spending her free time with her family. Inna looks forward to getting to meet you when you stop by the church office!
Joe has been a lot of things in life, including gardener at the largest private garden in New Jersey and resident maintainer of a historic landmark home on public land. He brings all these skills to us with such a happy willingness that we couldn't be luckier!
Main office: 607-272-2800
Dr. Ian Gregory Woods combines his academic credentials of a PhD in developmental biology with a BA in music with organ studies (plus oboe) at Stanford. He has served as church organist in Presbyterian, United Methodist, Episcopalian and Lutheran churches since 1984. He and his family moved to Ithaca from Lexington, MA. Ian is a fully tenured professor in the biology department at Ithaca College--congratulations Ian!
Dr. David Neal
Chancel Choir Director
Ithaca native David Neal has performed as bass-baritone soloist nationally since receiving a BA in Music and English from Cornell University, and MM and DMA degrees from Peabody Conservatory of Music in Baltimore. He has
sung in Episcopalian, Lutheran and Presbyterian congregations, and since 2003 has been Music Director at Grace and Holy Spirit Church in Cortland, where he has also directed The Arts at Grace concert series. He has conducted the Johns Hopkins Choral Society and (currently) the SUNY Cortland Choral Union. David is very happy to be joining the staff at FPC Ithaca!
Teerayut (Tee) Teerasupaluck
Intern for Congregational Life
Tee grew up in Thailand and is now our intern for Congregational Life. Tee organizes activities for youth and college ministries, and engages with refugees from Myanmar, etc. Tee's background includes work with UNHCR's Profiling, UNDP's LGBTQIA Inclusion, and VIDA migrant workers' ministry at First Presbyterian Church of Topeka, KS. Tee completed his study degrees in Political Science, Development, and Theology in Thailand and the United States.