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

Chelsea Smith

Danielle Jones

Jamie Mullings

Administrative  Assistant
Director of Kids Ministry
Office Manager

Jean Carroll

Jen Laverentz

Jim Pennington

Joe Nusz

Content Writer
Facilities Director

Karla Launhardt


Kristin Emerson

Director of Finance

Larry Shields

Laura Smethers

Graphic Designer

Mary Singleton

Matthew Jones

Patricia Herrod

Shayla Cooksey

Director of the Early Childhood Program
Associate Pastor
Facilities Supervisor

Sharon Boecking

Todd Cooper

Tom Boles

Tracey Gregg-Boothby

Volunteer Coordinator
Executive Pastor
Audio Engineer
Assistant Director: Choral Music

Tyler Boren

Will Jones

Director of Digital Communications
Student Ministries