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Staff and Leadership

As Presbyterians, we believe in collectively seeking the wisdom of God.  Church members join professional staff in working together to equip every member and friend of HPC in faithfully living their love of Christ and service to the world each day.  HPC’s Bylaws call for a team of six church members to lead this congregation into the future as HPC’s annually elected session.  HPC’s Pastor primarily motivates, teaches, and cares for us in this journey.  As we value the gift of singing praise to God, we employ two musicians (an Accompanist & a Choir Director) to lead us in joyous worship.  Because we care deeply for people of all ages, we employ a loving Nursery Care Giver to tend the youngest among us.  We want all to feel welcome when they arrive at HPC’s facility.  Our dedicated Office Administrator is ready to greet YOU and assist you in your needs throughout the week.

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Karen Bengston

Karen has been Choir Director since January of 2005.  She holds a B.A. in Music/Theatre from Maryville College and has been involved in choral music since middle school.  In addition to solo work for numerous churches, her professional experience includes Opera Southwest and Quintessence Choral group. Karen has volunteered with Boy Scouts of America for…

Amy Alley

Amy got an early start in church music.  Beginning as a 7th grader and continuing through high school, Amy served as pianist at her home church.  When Joyce Ramsey retired after 40 years as church pianist/organist at Hermitage Presbyterian Church, Amy took over the position. The Alley family have been members of HPC since the days when the congregation met in the…

Sandra Riggan

Sandra has been caring for the children of the church for many years.  Once a teacher in the church’s pre-school, Sandra brings the experience of nurturing children in the nursery so they experience the love of God from infancy on.  Sandra is a long-time member of the church who has raised her own children in the church.  She is eager to welcome…

Edwina Ulmer

Edwina has been the church secretary at Hermitage Presbyterian Church since August, 2008.  Prior to coming to HPC, she worked with her husband Tim in the operations of their custom millwork company serving as office administrator, bookkeeper and payroll clerk.  Following that she assisted in his business as a custom cabinet sales representative. She and…