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Rev. Richard W. Carr, III
(803) 818-1863
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Angela Woefel
(803) 328-2467
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Jackie Johnson
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Dr. Craig Butler
(803) 328-2467
butlerc@comporium.net

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Minister
Richard grew up in Spartanburg, SC as a member of First Presbyterian Church of Spartanburg. He graduated from Presbyterian College in 1993 with a B.A. in Political Science, and went to work in the textile industry in manufacturing and sales with Spartan Mills of Spartanburg and Thantex, Inc. of Arden, NC. From 2001-2008 he served as Vice-President of Sales & Marketing for CPE, Inc. of Union, SC.

Richard brings a passion and commitment to the church and to discipleship. He is a creative person, who loves to watch new things come to life and old things find new life. He enjoys time with his family, working in the yard, playing guitar, and has a deep love of the outdoors. Read More
Director of Music
Don has served as Director of Music at First Presbyterian since February 2008. In addition to being an ordained Deacon and Elder, he has been a Certified Church Musician (CCM) through the Presbyterian Association of Musicians since 1985. Don has conducted numerous workshops on church music, directing church choirs, conducting, and singing. He has been active with the Charlotte Presbytery and Providence Presbytery. Read More
Organist
Janet has been our organist since 1990. She has a Bachelor of Music, Church Music Major, organ principal from Stetson University. In addition to her love of music, her interests include going to movies, eating out, reading, and working on 2000-piece jigsaw puzzles. Having grown up in the deep south, she has a passion for "Bama" football. Read More
Administrative Assistant
Angela Woelfel is originally from South Georgia but has made the Charlotte area her home, along with her husband, Patrick, and their Goldendoodle, Daisy. Angela has two grown children, Amanda and Zach, who live in Tennessee and Colorado with their spouses, Brian and Allison. Read More
Director of the Cherub Choir
Julia joined the music program in 2016. She is an instructor of Music Education at Winthrop University and previously worked as an elementary school music teacher. She is a member of the choir and performs as a flutist at the Episcopal Church of Our Saviour. She received a Bachelor and Masters of Music Education from Winthrop, and is continuing her studies toward the Ph.D. in Music Education at the University of Oregon. Read More
Counseling Ministry
Craig has conducted the counseling ministry at First Presbyterian Church since June, 2000. Craig is an ordained Presbyterian Minister, a South Carolina Licensed Independent Social worker, an LISW supervisor, a Certified Social Work Diplomat, and a Fellow of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy. With over 40 years of clinical experience, he has extensive training and experience in... Read More
Financial Secretary
Jackie has been with First Pres. as our part-time Financial Secretary since 2013. Jackie performs all accounting and bookkeeping functions related to the church’s operations and church membership. If you need to know anything about how to give or your current giving she will be glad to assist you. Jackie is available on Mondays and Thursdays from 9-4 in the office, or you may reach out to her via email on other weekdays. Read More
Director of the Handbell Choir
"Mickey" Johnson has been involved with church music since 1960 when he became organist for a small Presbyterian church in Thunderbolt, GA (at the age of 13!!). In 1985 he became involved with handbells while serving First Presbyterian Church, Savannah, GA as Organist/Director of Music. Read More