Welcome to First Presbyterian Church!

Welcome to our church community of followers of Jesus. We are active learners who believe that the Holy Spirit is on the go in our midst guiding us as we grow together toward embracing the fullness of God’s grace. We are active doers as we engage together in Christian service in our community, at our camp, in our nation and in our world. We are an open faith community that delights in and embraces the broad diversity of God’s amazing tapestry of humanity.

Central to our life together is worship. We are blessed with a historic sanctuary and an amazing music ministry that enrich our worship. We are intentional about expanding our exposure to God’s truth through Sunday school, Bible study, and fellowship in town as well as in the ministries that are based at our Rockhaven Camp. Not content to keep to ourselves, our church is engaged in many local ministries and projects that put into action the faith that we profess. We also celebrate our connection to the worldwide Christian church as part of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).

We invite you to take a closer look at our amazing church through the pages of this website. We hope that you will want to come and see for yourself what God is doing here. We look forward to welcoming you and discovering how First Presbyterian Church can become your church home.

Jody McDevitt and Dan Krebill

Co-Pastors

Our Leadership

Ruling Elders:

Holly Aloise
Jenny Beard
Dan Berg
Sally Broughton
Debbie Ernst
Debby Haynes
Marcia Jarrett
Lloyd Mandeville
Tom McMakin
John Patterson
Brent Turner
Donna Beck, clerk of session

Deacons:

Judy Arkwright
Darlene Haller
John & Judy Harrison
John Sacklin & Mary Hektner
Caralyn Hodgson
Betty Knutson
Marilyn Lockhart
Cinclair & Kay May
Rachel Minteer
Madelyn Montgomery
Teri Nightingale
Sammylu Parsons
Jay & Bruce Pontius-Backman
Mike & Mimi Roser
Nancy Rote
Nancy Rutkowski
John Sacklin, moderator

Our Staff

Rev. Dan Krebill
Co-Pastor

Dan Krebill and his wife Jody McDevitt have been serving as co-pastors since 1997. In addition to the shared pastoral duties of preaching, worship leadership and pastoral care, Dan provides pastoral support to our Presby Cats collegiate ministry as well as the administrative and support activities of the church. While he was raised in Billings, Montana, Dan is a native of Bozeman and has the privilege of serving the church in which he was baptized as an infant. He has a Master of Divinity (M.Div.) degree from McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago and a B.A. from Montana State University. Dan and Jody have 2 adult daughters and a son-in-law, all of whom live in Montana. Dan sings in the local symphonic choir, plays violin in a local string orchestra, and during the winter months he enjoys downhill skiing.

Rev. Jody McDevitt
Co-Pastor

Jody McDevitt and her husband Dan Krebill have been serving as co-pastors since 1997. In addition to the shared pastoral duties of preaching, worship leadership and pastoral care, Jody provides pastoral support to our kids and families ministries, mission and outreach ministries, as well as our Rockhaven Camp ministries. Prior to her professional ministry career, she was a middle school math, science and history teacher in her native Pennsylvania. Jody has Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) and Master of Divinity (M.Div.) degrees from McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago, a Master of Arts in Teaching degree from the University of New Hampshire and a B.A. from Bates College in Lewiston, Maine. Jody and Dan have 2 adult daughters and a son-in-law, all of whom live in Montana. Jody enjoys reading, swimming, gardening and piano playing in her spare time.

Linda Best
Office Administrator and Financial Secretary
Sheryl Hallin
Treasurer
Alison Todd
Organist
Scott Thrasher
Rockhaven Camp Director
Larry Growney
Sexton
Kathy Braun
Special Musical Events Coordinator & Bell Choir Director
Suzanne Galinac
Nursery Director
Russell Milburn
Worship Choir Director
Holly Aloise
Early Service Musician