Meet the Staff at First Presbyterian Church 

Pastor Kirsten Klepfer (

Welcome to First Presbyterian Church of Grinnell! I am so glad you have taken the time to read about who we are and how we live out God's call to "do justice, love kindness, and walk humbly with our God." I feel blessed and humbled to be pastor of such a welcoming, generous and committed congregation.

I believe that all people are invited, in fact called, to participate in the ministry and mission of the church; people of all races, sexual orientations, family structures, economic situations, mental or physical conditions. This is a community of people that offers many opportunities to live out this call, and offers a place of sanctuary, care, comfort and fellowship.

I would welcome the opportunity to talk with you more about our church, your spiritual journey, or about how I believe God speaks hope in a broken, hurting world. Please come by anytime, join us for worship, or call the office and set up a time to meet with me.


Office Manager, Sheryl Parmley                     (

I started September 1, 2015, as office manager. I have a diverse working background including insurance, telecommunications, legal and community involvement. I was looking for a part time position, and the skills I have got me hired for the position. I work mornings, 8:30 to noon.

I do a variety of office functions such as record keeping, report writing, payroll, facility scheduling, newsletter writing, order of worship/bulletin, and other duties.

I am a member of this church having served in various roles. My husband and I are the proud parents of two sons.

Director of Music, Mary Fopma (

Mary began her music ministry at First Presbyterian in February 26, 2017. More details are forthcoming including a picture!


Nursery Attendant, Amber Martenson

Amber loves to work in the nursery and the children enjoy her attentiveness. She is a junior at East Marshall High School where she participates in volleyball, basketball, softball, band and vocal music. Amber is also a 4-H member and is highly-skilled with showing her rabbits.  She  has had several county fair projects chosen for State Fair.  

Custodian, Angela Davis 

I have been married to my husband, Andy, for 8 years.  We have two children, a boy and girl.  Heather was married in 2013 and Ryan is in college. We are the proud grandparents of two grandchildren. I am also a custodian at Grinnell College. My family likes to camp and bike. 

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