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Pastor Ginna Taylor  CP

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Ginna was born in South Charleston, West Virginia and is a life-long Presbyterian. Baptized as an infant at First Presbyterian Church, Charleston, she was later confirmed and is currently a sitting Elder at First, Charleston. Ginna graduated from West Virginia State College with a Bachelor of Business Administration – Accounting and has earned a minor in Early Childhood Education with Pre-K endorsement from coursework at West Virginia State University, Marshall University, and WVU. She retired this year from First Presbyterian Church, Charleston having served 18 years in preschool ministry as Director of the weekday Preschool Program. As a lay leader and staff member, she also participated in worship leadership alongside two installed pastors for close to five years. Currently, Ginna has studied through the Presbytery of West Virginia and has attained Authorized Lay Preacher and Commissioned certification. She lives in Charleston, West Virginia with her husband, Blair, and her son, Tait.

Office Manager
Becky Smith

Becky Smith began working for First Presby of South Charleston in 1991. She is who keeps the wheels going around in our church.  Becky is from St. Albans and now lives in South Charleston with her husband Dave. Her son David lives with his daughters Emily and Natalie. Her daughter Jan lives with her husband Brian, with daughters Ellie and Carly. They all live in South Charleston.  Becky graduated from St. Albans High school and WVSU. She enjoys reading, cooking,walking, and spending time with her family.

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32 years of excellent service to our church

Mary Ellen Logsdon   
Director of Music Ministries



Mary Ellen is a native of Charleston, WV and a graduate of Marshall University.

She has both a BA in Music Education and an MFA in Vocal Performance.

She is currently and Elementary Music Teacher in Kanawha County.

Mary Ellen has worked in some way, shape, or form with the music programs at

many different churches in the state for the past 40 years. She considers serving the Lord through music both and honor and privilege.

She has also been active with various theater groups in WV and has either been on stage

or in the pit.

Collin Nelson
Assistant Worship Leader

Collin has attended the church since he was four. He started singing with the church’s cherub choir and has been singing with the adult choir since the age of 13. Collin has also participated with the church in the Handbell Choir, Men of Praise, and the praise band . Outside of the church Collin  has performed with the Appalachian Children’s Chorus; Symphony Chorus, and Mark Hornbaker’s Academy Singers. Collin is a  2017 graduate of West Virginia Wesleyan College where he was in several vocal ensembles, and theatre productions including the premiere ensemble Concentus Vocum and Concert Chorale and an unofficial barbershop quartet called the HarMenizers where he sang as a bass and acted as pitch pipe. Collin has perfect pitch. 

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