Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves. Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Share with the Lord’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality. Romans 12:10-13

Sam Hunter

Sam has lived in Coeur d’Alene since 1993. He has spent 25 years in church administration and has also worked in economic development and in community demographics.  He is married to Colleen, a piano teacher, and is dad to Scott, a college senior, and Abby, a high school senior.  Sam...

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Craig Sumey

Pastor Craig has been the Lead Pastor at 1st Pres since December, 2011.  He is married to Lynn and they have two teenage children. Craig has experienced great spiritual transformation and healing in his own life. This transformation has given him a heart for serving in a church that is...

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Lou Pennebaker

Lou moved to Coeur d’Alene in July 2014 to serve as the Director of Children and Family Ministries. She was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, where she and her entire family were active members of the First Presbyterian Church of San Leandro. She attended California State...

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Judy Flieger

Judy has been directing the Choir and Handbell choir for the last 30 years. She started out in a volunteer position and as she grew along with the choir, it was decided that paid position was to be created. Judy loves the challenge of directing the choir, handbells and finding...

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Susie Freligh

Susie is the Director of Glory Be Learning Center. Susie has worked professionally with young children for over 20 years. Ensuring young children get a positive start in life is a passion for Susie and she feels very blessed to work in a community where God’s children are seen as...

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Steven Balas

Steve was born in Detroit but grew up overseas. His parents taught at the American School in London, which he attended K-12. Steve has extensive experience in both the non-profit and the for-profit industries. He is married to Paula and they have a son, Sam who pursuing a degree in...

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Rob Felten

Rob grew up and raised his family in the Chicago area before moving to Coeur d’Alene in 2012. His love of fishing had brought him to Coeur d’Alene many times to visit family so he was very familiar with the area’s great resources.  This was a natural choice for him...

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Laura Koepke & Emily Rogers

Laura Koepke moved to Coeur d’Alene from Western Washington in 2012 so she could be closer to her two daughters, grandson and niece. Moving is not new to Laura; her father was in the Air Force and she moved every three years until marrying her late husband, Mike, in 1975....

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Chris Gray

I grew up in the very small town of Janesville, CA which is located about 83 miles north of Reno, NV. After graduating high school I moved to Reno and worked at various jobs. Decided that the lifestyle was not my cup of tea. I was adrift not knowing what...

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Ray Weaver

Ray is passionate about music and worship, serving, and seeing people become Christ followers. He is married to Arlene and together they have 2 daughters and 1 grandson. Since graduating from Northwest University with a Bachelors Degree in Music, Ray served as minister of music for 36 years in 3...

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Gene Adkison

Gene works in a combined position as custodian and groundskeeper. He has a pit bull named Boscoe. He enjoys walking around Tubbs Hill and spending time photographing the beautiful north Idaho area. Gene is also an accomplished snowboarder.

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