Joshua Stafford to become new Minister of Music
We are excited to announce that Joshua Stafford of Jacksonville, Florida, has accepted our invitation to serve as our Minister of Music. As a faith community, we will begin this journey together with Josh on Monday, March 20. Josh comes to us from Riverside Presbyterian Church where he has held the position of director of music ministries and organist since 2021. He also serves as Director of Sacred Music and Jared Jacobsen Chair for the Organist of the Chautauqua Institution in Chautauqua, New York. Josh will continue in his position at Chautauqua where he assists in the planning of daily worship and directs the Chautauqua Community Choir and the institution’s Motet Choir.
Josh brings exceptional gifts to our church and our music ministry. Thanks be to God for Josh!
Rev. Joanna Samuelson Has Accepted Our Invitation
Thanks be to God for Joanna’s stepping in and supporting First Church at this time!