Our Pastor & Staff

Pastor Katie preaching at the pulpit

Invitation From Pastor Katie

I invite you to explore this website to learn more about us. You can also discover some of our excitement and energy from our Facebook page. Most importantly, I invite you to visit us on Sunday Morning so that you can personally experience the warmth and love of this amazing congregation.

As a missional Church, we are committed to reaching out to our neighborhood, community and world. You will find outreach activities here that will help you make a difference in the lives of others. We believe that God is at work in the world and God calls us to participate in this work. Our mission is to inspire you to live and serve with Christ!

We Presbyterians do not agree on every issue, but we do always honor and respect on another Jesus Christ is the center who holds us all together.

If this missional and mature Christian perspective resonates with you, there is a place for you among us!

All six staff members. Four standing, and 2 sitting on a couch. Everyone is facing the camera and smiling.

Our Staff

When you join the staff at First Presbyterian Church of Green Bay, you are becoming part of a mission-driven organization, one whose mission statement reads “Inspiring All to Love and Serve with Christ.” Your ability to help us inspire our members and potential members, as well as the general public, is what we are looking for when we post an open position. If you are confident that you would be able to help provide that inspiration, we encourage you to apply for one of our current open positions.

The staff at First Presbyterian Church would love to hear from you. You can:

  • Send us a message from this page (see below)
  • Call us at 920-437-8121
  • Or send mail to 200 S Ashland Ave, Green Bay, WI 54303-1604

Pastor Katie Estes

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Reverend Katie Estes
Pastor
kestes@firstpresgreenbay.org

Katie began her ministry at FPC in November 2020, bringing more than thirty years of pastoral experience in five different churches. She has served in Houston TX, Tucson AZ, and the Twin Cities area of Minnesota in a variety of ministry roles, and is very pleased to make her home now in Green Bay with her two young adult children. 

Katie is an avid reader, loves to watch her daughter perform in theater productions and her son play soccer, and also enjoys baking and travel.

Mary Belanger

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Mary Belanger
Custodian / Groundskeeper

Mary has been the First Pres Custodian / Groundskeeper at First Pres since 2002. In her role, she cleans and beautifies the church inside and outside, including the yardwork. She most enjoys the outside work during the beautiful Spring, Summer, and Fall months.

Mary enjoys riding her bicycle, playing with grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and staying fit through healthy eating and performing CrossFit. Mary is married, has four children, eight grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

Cheri Simonet

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Cheri Simonet
Director of Communications & Marketing
communications@firstpresgreenbay.org

Cheri joined our staff as Director of Communications & Marketing in early 2021. In her role, Cheri is responsible for communications, public relations, e-business and multi-media along with digital and traditional marketing efforts. She particularly enjoys working on our monthly newsletter, email marketing and social media management on our Instagram and Facebook channels.

In her spare time, Cheri enjoys writing, gardening and spending time with her three daughters and grandson.

Leah Mott

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Leah Mott
Administrative Assistant
office@firstpresgreenbay.org

Leah has worked as Administrative Assistant for the church since 2006. She is the cheery voice who answers the phone, the friendly face who greets those who stop by the office during the week, and the wizard who puts together the weekly worship bulletin. She has been a member of the congregation since her marriage in 1978 and knows almost everyone and almost everything! Her hobbies include gardening, reading, and playing Scrabble and Words With Friends.

Lynne Nelson

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Lynne Nelson
Financial Secretary
finance@firstpresgreenbay.org

Lynne began her role with First Pres in October, 2017. She is the Financial Secretary here in addition to keeping the books at three other ministries in Green Bay. Lynne’s faithful and dedicated service to God and His people allow her to encourage and support those she serves with.

Lynne has been married to her husband Chris for the past 20+ years and together they have four children.

Bob Nickel

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Robert Nickel
Director of Music and Worship Arts

roberthnickel@gmail.com

Bob joined the church staff in June 2016. His ministry includes serving as the primary musician for all worship services, directing the Chancel Choir, scheduling musicians for special music offerings, and assisting with youth music programming. Bob holds a bachelor’s degree from UW – Whitewater, a master’s degree from Marian University, and a Church Music Certificate from Silver Lake College.

Joel Morien

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Joel Morien
Director of Children, Youth & Families
ce@firstpresgreenbay.org

Joel Morien joined our staff in October 2021 and brings many years of experience with children and youth in camp, retreat and church settings. He is responsible for the ministries with children, youth and families including nursery, Sunday school, Confirmation class, Youth group, and more.

Joel and his wife live in Appleton with their 2-year-old daughter.

Employment Opportunities

THERE ARE NO OPEN POSITIONS AT THIS TIME