Welcome Bob Nickel, Organist


Please welcome Bob Nickel as our new organist, starting June 1st! Bob grew up in Princeton, Wisconsin, earned a Bachelor’s degree from UW – Whitewater, and taught business education for 23 years, serving the Algoma (15 years) and Sevastopol (8 years) school districts. He then earned a Master’s degree from Marian University, served as the high school principal at Sevastopol for a year, and is currently completing his tenth year as the principal at Sturgeon Bay High School.

Bob also earned a church music certificate from Silver Lake College, and has served as organist and/or director of music for Catholic, Methodist, Moravian, and United Church of Christ congregations. In Bob’s own words: “During my interview for this position, I was asked, ‘what is your philosophy of church music?’ I have never been asked this question, but I have always been ready with a response. My philosophy is this: Corporate worship is a powerful event, and music should always serve a purpose in that event. Those purposes may include connecting the various components of the service, leading the congregation in song, or enhancing the experience for the worshiper. Music should never get in the way of or detract from the corporate spiritual experience we call worship.”

Director of Communications

Greenawald, Connie May 2016
Hello! I started as the Director of Communication on May 9th and have been very pleased by and grateful for the warm welcome I have received from the other staff as well as members of the congregation – thank you all! I am honored to be a part of the First Presbyterian team, and look forward to getting to know all of you. I would also welcome any creative ideas that you might have for communicating the Church’s message.

Like Bob, I have no prior experience with the Presbyterian Church and am looking forward to learning the traditions of the denomination as well as the local congregation. I too am looking forward to working with Pastor Randy and the other members of the staff – thank you again for this opportunity – I am thrilled to join the staff!

I will have regular office hours on Tuesday mornings, being available from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. – please feel free to stop by – just to say hello, or with any thoughts you have about spreading the word. You can reach me via email at Communications@FirstPresGreenBay.org or at the church number (920) 437-8121.

2016 Presbyterian Youth Triennium


Four young people and two adults from First Presbyterian Church will be traveling to Purdue University to attend Triennium on July 19-23.  They ask for your support in their efforts to raise $1,515.

The Presbyterian Youth Triennium is a five day event for high school age youth from all over the country.  The Triennium is focused on equipping young people to be transformational Christian leaders and seeks to join with the home churches of the attendees to help call young people into deeper discipleship in Jesus Christ.  The Youth Triennium is a high energy, biblically infused and focused, youth friendly conference.


Pastor Pic 2016
Pastor's Blog

Pastor Randy and the Session recently participated in a retreat led by Missional Church advocate Dr. Craig Van Gelder.  If you have an interest in what they discussed, you are invited to click on Pastor Randy's blog.  Please feel free to leave a comment!  

Presbyterian Pantry
The Month of June

Volunteers at the Pantry ask for donations of spaghetti sauce. Place your cans in the shopping cart at church or leave them in Banner Hall.  The Pantry is open for our neighbors on June 14 and 28, from 10:00 a.m. to noon.  Use the Howard Street entrance.


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