About

Welcome to the First Presbyterian Church of Ann Arbor!

Come visit us - everyone is welcome. We worship a living God who calls us to love and support one another. Together we can do marvelous things – and grow closer to God and one another along the way. If you are new to us we invite you to visit and explore our many programs and service opportunities.

Our mission is to grow spiritually as disciples of Jesus Christ through worship, fellowship, mission, learning and prayer. We commit ourselves, in all we say and do, to demonstrate God's grace and love. We do this through rich worship services, education classes, and active participation in local and global service. Christ's admonition in John 20:21 - "As the Father has sent me, so I send you" - guides our actions.

First Pres provides you the worship, educational and service opportunities of a large church, while at the same time offering you the warmth and closeness of a small church in our small group ministries. Our Youth and Childrens' ministries provide your children with a rich set of experiences and life lessons that will guide them as they mature in the Christian faith.

Visitor Information Sheet

To learn more about our life together, and read our Visitor Information Sheet.

Our Senior and Associate Pastors

Our Senior Pastor is Dr. Fairfax Fair, who began her tenure with us on June 1, 2011. As our Head of Staff, she oversees our gifted pastoral and program staff. We have 8 pastors currently serving at First Pres. She can be reached at ffair@firstpresbyterian.org or at (734) 662-4466 x340.

Rev. Melissa Anne Rogers directs the ministries of care, compassion, and sympathy. If you are seeking pastoral care or spiritual support, or are going through a difficult time and would welcome prayer, contact Rev. Rogers, Associate Pastor for Pastoral Care and Congregational Life, at mrogers@firstpresbyterian.org, or (734) 662-4466 x390.

Rev. Jay Sanderford guides the core areas of Adult Education, Mission, and the Resident Minister Program at First Presbyterian. He can be reached at jsanderford@firstpresbyterian.org, or at (734) 662-4466 x340.

Children

If you have children in your family ranging in age from infant to grade schooler, Debbie MacVey, our Director of Children's Education and Family Ministries, is happy to talk to you about the children's programs at First Pres. Debbie can be reached by phone at (734) 662-4466 x342, or by email at dmacvey@firstpresbyterian.org.

Youth (Middle and High School)

The Rev. Jim Monnett is our Director of Youth Ministry and is ready to talk with you about our programs for middle school and high school youth. Jim can be reached by phone at (734) 662-4466 x346, or by email at jmonnett@firstpresbyterian.org.

Students

If you are a college student looking for a Christian community, please contact Rev. Renée Roederer, Director of Campus Ministries, at rroederer@firstpresbyterian.org. You can also find more information on the Campus Ministry here at First Pres at http://firstpresbyterian.org/connect/campus-ministry.

Twenties & Thirties (T2A2)

If you are in your 20's or 30's, we have an active program of mission, service, and social events. See our T2A2 page http://firstpresbyterian.org/connect/adult-ministry/t2a2-twenties-thirties for more information or contact Rev. Renée Roederer, Director of Campus Ministries, at rroederer@firstpresbyterian.org.

Seniors

We have an active Senior Ministry run by the Rev. Melissa Anne Rogers, Associate Pastor for Pastoral Care and Congregational Life.  Melissa Anne's phone number is (734) 662-4466 x390. Her email address is mrogers@firstpresbyterian.org. Rev. Rogers also directs the ministries of care, compassion, and sympathy.

Parish Nurse

We are also blessed to have a Parish Nurse, Sandy Talbott, RN, who directs our health ministry and is available to answer questions about your health, check blood pressures, and help with referrals and health-related questions.  Her number is (734) 662-4466, ext. 350, stalbott@firstpresbyterian.org.

Church Office

The church office may be reached by telephone at (734) 662-4466 during business hours. Phone messages may be left after hours. For a pastoral emergency, call the church, extension 390.

General questions may also be directed to info@firstpresbyterian.org, where they will be forwarded to the appropriate staff member.