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Our Team

We are here to be of help and invite you to contact the church office with questions about First Presbyterian Church Hilton Head Island, 843.681.3696

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Dr. Will Robinson

Senior Pastor & Head of Staff

Will is committed to making disciples of the Lord and to helping people know Him and experience His love.  Will came to FPC Hilton Head as Pastor/Head of Staff after serving as Head Pastor for 10 years at Salem Presbyterian Church in Salem, VA.  Prior to that, he served as Associate Pastor at First Presbyterian Church in Tulsa, OK.  Will is a graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill, Princeton Theological Seminary, and Union Presbyterian Seminary where he received his Ph.D.  In addition to being a passionate preacher, he enjoys teaching, writing, and community engagement.  Will and his wife Kate, a speech pathologist, have two children, Mary and Eddie. 

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Rev. Diane Knauf

Associate Pastor for Congregational Care

Diane is an experienced pastor who enjoys listening and being present to people as they navigate the joys and challenges of life.  She likes meeting new people and making relationships and finds her role in congregational care and connection to be a great fit.  Prior to joining FPC Hilton Head as Associate Pastor, she served churches in North Carolina.  Her favorite Bible verse is Romans 8:38-39, a reminder that nothing can separate us from the love of God through Jesus Christ.  Having grown up in Rochester NY, she and her husband, Drew, enjoy exploring the beauty of the Lowcountry.  Diane is currently pursuing her doctorate of ministry at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary.

Dr. Russell Floyd

Minister of Music 

Rusty came to FPC as Minister of Music in 1999 after serving on the faculty at Hope College in Holland, MI.  He is a graduate of Furman University in Greenville, SC, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY, and Michigan State University where he received his Ph.D.  An accomplished clarinetist and musician, Rusty has performed with numerous orchestras and chamber music ensembles.  In addition to leading FPC’s music ministry, Rusty also performs as co-principal clarinetist with the Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra and leads the annual community presentation of Handel’s Messiah.  The FPC music ministry is also blessed by the extraordinary voice of his wife, Laura.

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Charlie Frost

Organist

Charlie joined FPC Hilton Head in 2018 as organist accompanying the Sanctuary Choir and plays during the traditional worship services.  He also directs the FPC Carillon Handbell Choir, and performs recitals as part of the church’s music ministry.  A native of Red Bank, NJ, Charlie began playing the organ in churches and directing choirs as a sophomore in high school.  He has a Master of Music degree from Westminster Choir College in Princeton, NJ and has served as Minister of Music in churches in California, Long Island, New York and Grand Rapids.         
Prior to becoming FPC’s organist, he served for 16 years as Minister of Music at Sea Island Presbyterian Church in Beaufort, SC.  

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Beth Green

Children's Music Director

Now in her 24th year as “The Music Lady,” Beth Green has been blessed to serve as Director of Children’s Music Ministry at FPC for 16 years. She loves working closely with Jodi & Jackie and fosters a love of music for children in preK-through-5th grade who participate in FPC’s children’s choir. Beth holds an M.Ed, with a specialty in Integrated Teaching Through the Arts, and she is also a Certified Teacher Trainer. In her role as the Founder/Director of The School for Performing Arts, she provides children with voice, piano, voiceover and audition prep lessons.  She produces professional voiceovers for commercial and business applications.  Beth’s favorite role is being proud Mom to her 27-year-old son who serves in the U.S. Army.

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Jane Jude

Audio/Visual Coordinator

As FPC’s Audio Visual Coordinator, Jane Jude is responsible for the systems that amplify sound, provide on-screen lyrics, scriptures and images, and broadcast services for viewing via livestream or as recorded videos. Jane prepares all of the worship presentation slides and pre-service announcement video loops that help inform the congregation about upcoming events.

She also recruits, trains and schedules members of the tech team who operate soundboards, cameras and computers during worship services, memorial services and other events. Jane and her husband, Keith, have been members of FPC since 1984. They have two adult children, Amelia and Stewart, and an English Cocker Spaniel named Mack.

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Jodi Krivda

Assistant Director of Faith Formation

As the Assistant Director of Faith Formation, Jodi works to maintain, grow and enrich relationships with families and children.  She manages the children’s Sunday School program along with its volunteer base.  On Wednesdays, she works with Beth Green and other volunteers to run an afterschool program which allows children from FPC and the community to enjoy Bible study, fellowship, music enrichment, and a meal together.  Throughout the year, Jodi works on special events for children and their parents.  She also contributes to the Family Ministry and Communications Ministry, as well as supporting youth and adult education activities along with Jackie Wilhelm.

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Lavon Stevens

CrossRoads Worship & Music Director

As the Worship and Music director of Crossroads, Lavon brings an uplifting beat to FPC.  Formerly the Minister of Music at Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church on Hilton Head for 16 years, he has also served in various capacities with other churches, communities, and charitable organizations.  Born in Thunderbolt, GA and educated in voice, piano and theater at DeKalb College in Atlanta, Lavon is equally comfortable with classical music, jazz, pop, R&B, gospel and spiritual music.  His community involvement includes work with the Native Island Gullah Celebration, the Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra, the Junior Jazz Foundation, and the Mitchellville Restoration Project.  He has two sons who are his pride and joy. 

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Jackie Wilhelm

Director of Faith Formation

Jackie is a graduate of Wake Forest University.  A lifelong educator, she brings to her position as Director of Faith Formation her teaching experience in public secondary schools, as well as many years at FPC helping to guide children, youth and adults in their faith journeys.  Jackie and her husband, Todd, feel blessed to have raised their daughters, Brooke and Jordan, in the FPC faith community.

Administrative Staff

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Susan Brannon

Director of Administration

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Edward Gray

Event Manager

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Scott Helms

Facility Manager

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Nancy Putnam

Receptionist

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Andrea Siebold

Volunteer Director of Volunteer Ministry

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Jean Therin

Administrative Assistant Membership

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Jean Therin

Administrative Assistant Membership

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Anniel White

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Cindy Bobbitt

Communications Coordinator

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