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Pastors & Staff

Rev. Dr. Julia Wharff Piermont

Senior Pastor and Head of Staff

Julia is Worthington Presbyterian Church’s “Preaching Pastor,” leading worship about three-fourths of the time. In addition to her responsibilities as head of staff, Julia is also the Moderator of the Session and primary staff person for committees on Worship & Music, Generosity, and Community Connections.

Rev. Dr. Thomas F. Rice

Pastor for Discipleship

Directly overseeing Mission & Outreach, Adult, Youth and Children’s Education programs, Tom is the “primary mover” in Worthington Presbyterian Church’s commitment to develop the skills and discipline for all members of the congregation to more fully experience their walk with Jesus Christ.

Rev. Betsy Rice

Pastor for Member Ministries

Betsy’s work at Worthington Presbyterian Church focus on both the life of the congregation and the lives of its members. Betsy oversees and leads the work of the Membership & Fellowship Committee which is charges with providing opportunities for making rich connections with each other so that together we might provide others with a “glimpse of the Kingdom of Heaven.” In addition, Betsy also leads Worthington Presbyterian Church’s Stephen Ministry program.

Rev. R. Kevin Horrigan

Parish Associate for Visitation

Robert Kevin Horrigan (who is known as Kevin, or occasionally by children and youth “Rev Kev”) joined Worthington Presbyterian Church’s staff in July 2021. He oversees and coordinates the ministry of visitation, often on the frontline of many Worthington Presbyterian Church members’ major moments in life – frequently times of great stress, and sorrow, working closely with Worthington Presbyterian Church’s Pastor for Member Ministries Betsy Rice.

WPC Staff

Dr. David Rives

Director of Music

Nick Robison

Director of Youth Ministries


Director of Children's Ministries

Carrie Houk

Preschool Director

Doug Fell

Executive Administrator 

Dr. Stephen Jacoby


Russ Nagy

New Connections Music Leader

Melissa Sengstack Robol 

Chapel Pianist

Shine Robison

Youth Worship Leader

Louise Nunley

Acting Finance Manager

Michael Tyler II


Dave Matthias

Facilities Manager

Robert Dent

Food Services Coordinator & Custodian

DeDe Sideri

Acting Bookkeeper

Jen Edse

Communications Coordinator

Tiffany Ramos

Nursery Caregiver

Emerson Greuling

A/V Technician

Andrew DeWeese

A/V Technician

Shana Heath

Acting Administrative Assistant