Pastor/Head of Staff
Rev. Paul E. Gilmore
Rev. Gilmore attended McCormick Seminary in Chicago intending to pursue a career in teaching religion/peace studies but found his calling in pastoral work and guiding a congregation. He completed his Masters of Divinity at Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary, and has served congregations in Plano, Texas, State College Pennsylvania and Lincoln Illinois.
In addition to being a full time Pastor/Head of Staff, Rev. Gilmore has worked as an editor for the “Church and Society Magazine” and been Chair of the Peacemaking Advisory Committee for The Peacemaking Program of the Presbyterian Church USA. Contact: 203.966.0002 (ext.14) Paul@fpcnc.org
Interim Associate Pastor
Rev. Katherine A. Stanford
when she experienced God’s call to ordained ministry after serving in many roles at her home church, Rye Presbyterian, including as Moderator of the Board of Deacons, Stephen Ministry Leader, and Christian Ed committee member. She graduated from the Yale Divinity School in 2008 and then completed a year of chaplaincy work at Greenwich Hospital, working in the NICU, pediatrics, and oncology units. Katherine most recently served the Presbyterian Church of Mt. Kisco, NY, as their Director of Youth Ministries, working with their 6th through 12th graders. Prior to that she spent two years as a Seminary Associate working with the youth groups, leading worship, teaching, and preaching at the Bedford Presbyterian Church. Contact: 203.966.0002 (ext.15) Katherine@fpcnc.org
Minister for Children, Youth and Families
Rev. Kathryn Kibbie Laird
Click here to learn more about or register for Church School. Contact: 203.966.0002 (ext.18) Kibbie@fpcnc.org
Minister of Music
Dr. Sean P. McCarthy
Contact: 203.966.0002 (ext.13) Sean@fpcnc.or
Cherub Choir Director
FPCNC Choir School to learn more about her work with the Cherub Choir.
Born in Maryland and raised in Kansas and Massachusetts, Chuck earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Salem State College in Salem, Massachusetts in 1985. Following graduation, Chuck was commissioned as a lieutenant in the U.S. Army, receiving infantry and airborne training at Ft. Benning, Georgia. He served in various infantry and logistical command positions in West Berlin, Germany and in Saudi Arabia as part of Operation Desert Storm. In 1993, Chuck was hired by Philip Morris, USA, where he became a unit sales manager, assigned to mid-town Manhattan. In 1998 Chuck left Philip Morris to open his own consulting and contracting business. Chuck lives in Stratford. He has been with First Presbyterian since April 1999. He has two sons, Sean and Kevin.
Contact: 203.966.0002 (ext.11) Chuck@fpcnc.org
Tina St. Armand
Tina began working part time at FPC in September 1988. Her hours and job description changed according to her children's school schedule; she now works full-time. Married to Art (for over 30 years), together they have two children: Artie (a special needs young adult) and Valerie, a Nursery School teacher at the First Presbyterian Nursery School.
Contact: 203.966.0002 (ext.10) Tina@fpcnc.org