Meet our Staff

 

Dr. William (Will) Robinson, Senior Pastor and Head of Staff

 
Dr. Will Robinson is the new senior pastor and head of staff for First Presbyterian Church (FPC). His record and reputation as a pastor, most recently in Salem, VA, and the evident indwelling of the Spirit in his life and work, all are answers to our prayers for God’s hand in calling our new pastor.
 
Dr. Robinson is committed to making disciples of the Lord and to helping people know Him and experience His love. He is a graduate of the UNC-Chapel Hill, Princeton Theological Seminary (M.Div.), and Union Presbyterian Seminary (Ph.D.). For the past 10 years he has been pastor and head of staff at Salem Presbyterian Church in Salem, VA.
 
Prior to serving in Salem, Dr. Robinson was an Associate Pastor at First Presbyterian Church in Tulsa, a congregation of 2,700 members. There he had leadership responsibility for a staff of seven. Before that, he was a Resident in Parish Ministry at Second Presbyterian in Indianapolis, a congregation of 3,750 members. So, he is familiar with the special possibilities and challenges of larger congregations.
 
In addition to being a powerful preacher, Dr. Robinson feels called to be engaged in the community. In Salem, he served on the board of the West End Center (a ministry for disadvantaged children) and the board of Family Promise of Greater Roanoke; ministered to students at Roanoke College; and has been a spiritual director at the Roanoke Rescue Mission. He looks forward to pursuing that same passion for community in the Lowcountry.
 
Dr. Robinson’s wife, Kate, is a speech pathologist who also has a gift for inviting people to be drawn together “in the Spirit’s tether.” The Robinsons have two children, Mary (15) and Eddie (10). In addition to his passion for ministry, Dr. Robinson enjoys time with family, traveling, reading and writing, the arts and music (from classical to the 80s!), and exercise and sports.
 

Lisa Schrott, Associate Pastor for Pastoral Care

 
Lisa is a 2016 graduate of Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, GA, with a Master of Divinity degree. While at Columbia, she was engaged in an Honor’s Project in Pastoral Care that incorporated current understandings of neuroscience into pastoral care practices for older adults.
 
Prior to entering seminary Lisa was a tenured Associate Professor of Pharmacology, Toxicology and Neuroscience at Louisiana State University’s Health Sciences Center in Shreveport, LA. Lisa has been active in churches throughout her life, serving as an Elder on Session and as a Deacon. With her incredible faith journey from science to divinity school, her outgoing personality, her love of learning and her “seasons of life” approach to pastoral care, Lisa is the ideal person to guide FPC in meaningful and caring pastoral care.
 
Lisa is married to Brian McWilliams. They are both “beach people,” and have fallen in love with the sea turtles and birds of Hilton Head.
 
 
Dr. S. Russell Floyd, Minister of Music
 
Rusty Floyd Rusty Floyd is the minister of music at FPC, with a diverse range of musical experiences.  Originally from Lake City, SC, he received his Ph.D. in clarinet, music theory and music history from Michigan State University; his Masters’ degree in church music from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, KY; and his Bachelor of Music in music theory from Furman University, Greenville, SC.  From 1980-1983 he was Assistant Professor of Music at Olivet College where he taught clarinet and music theory.  From 1985-1999 he was Associate Professor of Music at Hope College, Holland, MI, where he taught clarinet, music theory, and conducted the Hope College Wind Ensemble.  He was conductor of the West Shore Youth Symphony, Muskegon, MI, from 1985-1989 and conductor of the Holland Area Youth Orchestra from 1992-1998.  While in Michigan he performed with the Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, West Shore, Jackson, and Adrian symphonies and was a frequent recitalist in the West Michigan area.  He has been a participant in the Chamber Music Festival of Saugatuck since 1994. On Hilton Head Island he is the co-principal clarinetist with the Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra. As Minister of Music at FPC, Rusty directs the Sanctuary Choir, and the New Voices Choir. He oversees presentations of sacred cantatas, coordinates the children’s, youth and handbell choirs, as well as special music for all services and is the director of the Presbyterian Musical Theatre.  He is the music director for the annual community-wide performance of Handel’s “Messiah” at FPC during the Christmas season.
Rusty’s wife, Laura, is the daughter of music missionaries and was raised in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  She is an accomplished soprano and voice instructor and has appeared with numerous symphonies and operatic groups.  Laura and Rusty have a beautiful daughter, Samantha LeeAnne.
 
 
Lavon Stevens, CrossRoads Music & Worship Director
 
Lavon Stevens has been an integral part of the CrossRoads worship service and the CrossRoads band for the last few years, bringing with him a wealth of talent and experience in spiritual music. A native of Savannah, Ga., Lavon began singing and playing piano at the age of seven. He began performing in local groups across the Southeast at the age of 13. His first instrument was the violin. He later studied voice and piano at Dekalb College in Atlanta, Ga. from 1979 to 1983. Lavon was music director at Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church for many years.
He has traveled and performed all over the country including Aspen, Co., Atlanta, Ga. and Orlando, Fla. The resort vacation destination of Hilton Head Island, SC has been his home since 1981. Lavon is active in music in Hilton Head, performing at numerous island venues, private parties and fundraisers. He has two sons who often join the CrossRoads band.
 
Charles Frost, Organist
Originally from Red Bank, NJ, Charlie is a graduate of Westminster Choir College of Rider University, Princeton, NJ, where he received both the Bachelor and Master of Music degrees in Church Music. There, he studied organ with Dr. Joan Lippincott, the former head of the organ department and a world-renowned recitalist and recording artist.
Charlie has served churches in New Jersey, New York, California, Michigan and South Carolina. Most recently, he served as music director and organist at Sea Island Presbyterian Church, Beaufort. He also served on the hymnal committee for the most recent Presbyterian hymnbook, Glory to God, which was published in 2013. He is also artistic director and conductor of the Sea Island Chamber Singers. Besides being an accomplished musician, Charlie is an avid cyclist who loves to cook and entertain. He’s also a self-professed fan of both the Dallas Cowboys and the New York Yankees.
 
Hannah Kreoger, Director of Ministry with Youth
 
Hannah was born and raised in Southern Illinois in a suburb of St. Louis. She received a BS in Music Therapy from Maryville University in St. Louis. She began my career in hospice, geriatric, and teen music therapy. Hannah has held a variety of ministry positions, most recently as the director of youth and contemporary worship ministries where she was responsible for youth and Sunday morning worship. Hannah plays several instruments and sings, but she is most passionate about youth and discipleship. She is so excited to be here and to become apart of the FPC family.
 
 
Jackie Wilhelm, Director of Ministry with Children
 
Jackie previously served as Director of Christian Education at First Presbyterian Church from 2005 until 2014. Jackie and her husband have two daughters, Brooke and Jordan. They are long-time members of First Presbyterian Church.
Jackie is a native of Berwyn, PA, and a graduate of Wake Forest University. Jackie has spent the last several years with the Beaufort County School District as a science teacher at Hilton Head Middle School. Jackie is excited to share her love of Christ with our children.
 
Other Staff:
Cindy Bobbitt, Communications Coordinator, cbobbitt@fpchhi.org
Susan Brannon, Executive Assistant to the Senior Pastor, sbrannon@fpchhi.org
Edward Gray, Events Manager
Beth Green, Director of Music Ministry for Children & Youth, info@singhappy.com
Scott Helms, Facility Manager, shelms@fpchhi.org
Sue Koppenol, Church Administrator, skoppenol@fpchhi.org
Nancy Putnam, Administrative Assistant – Reception, nputnam@fpchhi.org
Andrea Siebold, Volunteer Director of Volunteer Ministry. asiebold@fpchhi.org
Jean Tharin, Administrative Assistant – Membership, jtharin@fpchhi.org
Anniel White, Housekeeper
Gavin Wright, Part Time Sexton