Our Vision, Mission and Beliefs
 
We are a living community of faith. Inheritors of a strong and generous
tradition of Presbyterian presence since Burlington’s beginnings, we desire
to be a faithful and growing mission presence in our community and beyond.
 
The Staff

Pastor Deb Kinney has been at FPC since November, 2007. This was not the start of her work  in ministry. She was a missionary school teacher with World Impact in California for three years and then, after receiving her Master’s of Divinity degree from Fuller Theological Seminary, was an associate pastor in Pennsylvania for nine years before coming to Burlington. 

Pastor Deb is married to Randy Kinney and they live out in the country with their two dogs, Rosey, a Border Collie, and Buddy Lee, a Siberian Husky, and two cats, Pooh and Tiggr.

When she is not pastoring, Deb enjoys riding her Spyder (3-wheeled motorcycle) with Randy on the open road. They also enjoy traveling in their RV camper, traveling often to Estes Park, Colorado and Yellowstone National Park. 

Pastor Deb enjoys learning and has earned a Diploma in the Art of Spiritual Direction (she’s a spiritual director) and a Diploma in Advanced Pastoral Studies from San Francisco Theological Seminary. She currently is enrolled at Dubuque Theological Seminary working on her Doctor of Ministry degree

Kelle Haller is the administrative assistant to the First Presbyterian Church. Kelle is in charge of all of the ins and outs of the office. If you have any questions at all about the church, membership or activities give her a call and she will answer them.  

Kelle is also the Communications Director. When she isn’t busy with the office, she is working on the website, social media pages, videoing, editing and live streaming the services. 

Kelle is also a wife to Damian and mother to 4 wonderful kids. They moved here in 2016 from western Nebraska. She is an avid Husker fan.  The things that she loves to do in her spare time are sewing, crocheting and crafting of just about anything. 

Randy Lee Webster serves as our Minister of Faith and Worship. Randy is a child of the congregation, the son of (the late) Shirley and Shirley Webster, and returned to our congregation in December of 2013.
 
He received his BA degree in organ performance and choral conducting from Coe College, and his MDiv from Bexly Hall, an Episcopal seminary in Rochester, NY, in conjunction with the Eastman Conservatory, and was ordained an Episcopal Deacon in 2005 and Priest in 2006.
 
Randy has returned to regularly play the Aeolian-Skinner pipe organ that he first studied on almost fifty years ago! Among the many things he does, Randy helps to craft out weekly worship services, and oversees the musical portions of our services and directs our choir.