Contact us...

Our address is:
 700 Wood Street
 Clarion, PA  16214

The church office is located
 on the 2nd floor of the Christian Ed. wing.  
Office Hours:
 Monday - Friday
 9:00 am to 3:00 pm                                                                                                               

 During the summer months the office will close at noon on Fridays

 Phone: 814-226-8145





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Interim Pastor: Rev. Paul W. Abell, Jr.                               
Pastor Paul joined our staff in January 2020. He has been a pastor previously at churches in Kansas and South Carolina. He is known to start his worship service with a good joke! He has two adult children, John and Helen. Pastor Paul is excited to work with our church family and is trying new things. Currently, he is videoing worship service during the COVID-19 precautions so that our church community can go the website and worship with him.


Secretary: Debra Owens Debra joined our staff in June 2019.  Debra grew up in Crawford County, obtaining her Bachelors and Masters degrees from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. After losing her husband in 2009, Debra returned to school and completed her Juris Doctor from Barry University School of Law in 2013. She is in choir and hand bells.


Treasurer: Brenda Nesbitt

Brenda joined our staff in mid 2019.  She is married to Kurt Nesbitt and is the neice of Adeline Chikosky

Music Director: Bonnie Champion 

Bonnie joined the staff as Director  of Music in 1989.  She is the wife of Bill and mother of Sheldon and  Amy.  Bonnie also teaches music at the Immaculate Conception School in  Clarion and gives private lessons in piano and voice.

Organist: Jean M. Mitrosky
Jean joined the first Presbyterian staff in May 2009 as Organist and Choir Accompanist. She and her husband, Ted, are parents of two grown sons and have one precious grandson. Gardening, theatre, and concerts are favorite family activities. Jean also is a substitute teacher and she teaches organ and piano.

Custodian: Mike Hetrick
joined our staff in October 2019. He also became a Deacon in 2020. Mikeand his wife Noreen have been active members of First Presbyterian since 2018. Their daughter, Megan, is one of our Acolytes.