Pastors & Staff

Eric Laverentz

Lead Pastor

Reverend Doctor Eric Laverentz is the Lead Pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Edmond.   He has been in the pulpit since the age of 13. He holds a Doctor of Ministry from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, a Master of Arts (Emphasis on Christian Ethics) from Vanderbilt University, a Master of Theology (Emphasis on Christian Ethics) from Princeton Theological Seminary, and a Master of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary, as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Truman State University.
Eric has served at churches in Tennessee, Ohio and Kansas prior to his call to Oklahoma. Eric is the Director of the Elder Leadership Institute (ELI) and a Conference Speaker and Workshop Leader on Church Leadership.  He is the author of two books,  Is Caesar Our Savior? and Driven as well as numerous journal articles.  He currently serves as a member of the board of the Oklahoma Christian School and was previously a member of the Kansas Human Rights Commission.  Eric is an avid reader, runner, hiker, and Kansas City sports fan.  He is married to Jen and they have four school-age children:  Calvin, Hank, Otto and Penelope.

Support Staff

Brett Hardy

Director of Emerging Generations

Brynnan Duncan

Chelsea Smith

Danielle Jones

Associate Director Youth Ministry
Administrative Assistant
Director of Kids Ministry

Emma Miller

Erick Alexander

Hannah McKinnon

Jake McKinnon

Front Desk Administrative Assistant 
Director of Modern Worship
Associate Director of Kids Ministry
Director of Student Ministry

Jamie Mullings

Jean Caroll

Jim Pennington

Joe Nusz

Office Manager
Director of Facilities

Karla Launhardt

Kristin Emerson

Larry Shields

Laura Smethers

Director of Finance
Graphic Designer

Mary Singleton

Matt Jones

Patricia Herrod

Sara Ledford

Director of the Early Childhood Program
Associate Pastor
Facilites Supervisor
Team Lead - Traditional Worship 

Shayla Cooksey

Todd Cooper

Thomas Boles

Tracey Gregg-Boothby

Executive Pastor
Audio Engineer
Assistant Director of Choral Music

Tyler Boren

Director of Communications