Staff & Volunteers


Rev. Rachel came to our congregation in April 2012. She and her husband are from Northwest Missouri. Rev. Rachel earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Westminster College in Fulton, Mo, a Master of Divinity Degree from Princeton Theological Seminary, and a Doctorate of Ministry from McCormick Theological Seminary. Prior to her arrival on our staff, Rev. Rachel pastored another Presbyterian Church for five years. She is married to Tim Dannar and together they have one son named Malachi.

W.E.B.S Director

Cassidy Kipple came to FPC in the Spring of 2015.  Since joining our staff Cassidy has put tons of energy, intelligence, imagination, and love into our W.E.B.S. program and continues to follow God's lead to enhance the program as she is able.  She and her husband Curtis are long-time residents of Atchison and together they have one beautiful daughter named Leah.

Music Ministry

Our music staff includes Shirley Symns, Bev McConaughy, Mary Johanning, Laura Walters, and Jean Dowell. They oversee our Chancel Choir, Cherub Choir, Sunday Morning Melodies, Bell Choir, and various special music programs that are presented at First Presbyterian Church of Atchison. Constantly looking for more music enthusiasts, this talented group eagerly welcomes all who look to share our gifts for God's worship and glory.


All are welcome to join any of our programs.  Please, check the calendar for dates and times.  You can just show up anytime and participate!  We look forward to seeing you!