Meet the First Presbyterian Staff

Our Pastor, Rev. Sue Watkins
Rev. Sue Watkins started attending church at the age of 5 at Placentia Presbyterian Church in Orange County, California.  Through the witness of Sunday school teachers and youth leaders she professed her faith in Jesus Christ at the age of 13 and felt the call to ministry at the age of 14.   She was ordained as a ruling elder in 1977 and as a Minister of Word and Sacrament (now teaching elder) in 1989. Sue has a great love for ministry with children and youth, having spent a total of 20 years as a volunteer, staff member and pastor dedicated to these.  A 1988 graduate of Fuller Theological Seminary, she is now joyfully serving as Pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Puyallup and has also served as Moderator for the Presbytery of Olympia.  Sue is married to Dave Henry. Their family includes his children Amanda and Travis (Melissa), her son Bobby, and their grandson Jakob.
 
Office Manager: Darice Hermann
Darice is a proud graduate of WSU (Go Cougs!)  She and her husband Scott have enjoyed living in Puyallup since 2001. When not in the church office, Darice can be found juggling the lives of two teens and one very small dog.
 
 
 
Coordinator of Music Ministry:  Bill Klouse
Bill is the Music Director/Conductor at South Puget Sound New Horizons Band and works as the Connections Director at Washington Music Educators Association Board. He allegedly retired from teaching, but is often found substituting in a classroom. Bill is married to his long-time love Andrea, and enjoys being a father, grandfather, dog walker, and occasional retiree.
 
Worship Leader/Choir Director: Andrea Klouse
Andrea has taught music across the state of Washington. She worked in a variety of schools and districts, and finally retired from the Bethel School District. Andrea has served as the President of the Washington Music Educators Association and is a Founder of Vivace! Choral Program. In addition to being an educator, published composer, and clinician, Andrea is also an accomplished wife to Bill, mother, and grandmother.
Head Nursery Attendant: Aubrie Moyer
Aubrie grew up in the church and began working here as a teen. She continues to hold the record as the longest-term employee in FPC history.  Aubrie and her wife Kari have three amazing teenagers and continue to serve by fostering kids who need a loving, safe home.
 
 
Parish Nurse: Nola Gene Byrd
Nola Gene and her husband Scott are adapting to life as  empty-nesters as their twin sons have recently launched into college.  Nola Gene is kept busy with her nursing job at St. Clare Hospital in Lakewood and her crafting addiction.