Sam Clem is a life-long member of First. His background in technology, capacity for fun, enthusiasm for theology, and experience raising four teenagers make him a great asset both in the classroom, where he leads our Youth Sunday School, and in the field, where he engages our Youth in a variety of activities. He is married to Catharine Clem and resides in Staunton.
Brian Holsopple - First Presbyterian Church extends a warm welcome home to Brian Holsopple, Interim Music Director. Brian had previously served as our Choir Director for 30+ years. In addition to his gifted abilities in bell and choral direction, Brian is a well-known actor who has many broadcast and stage credits to his name. If you listen to audio books, chances are you’ve heard Brian there too! He is married to Beverly Kiser and resides in Staunton.
Mun Fei Chor is our church organist. A native of Malaysia, Mun Fei lives in Harrisonburg, Virginia, where he is pursuing a doctoral degree in piano performance, pedagogy, and literature. Before moving to the Shenandoah Valley, he had completed degrees both in Malaysia and at Missouri State University. He as received honors and awards for his musicianship and performance, including 3rd prize in the Malaysia Youth Music Festival Piano Competition and winner of the Missouri Music Teachers Association State Piano Competition. Mun Fei is also a Trinity Guildhall Licentiate, completing the Trinity College, London (U.K.) requirements equivalent to a Bachelor's degree in piano performance. He was recently married to Rebecca Tiong, who resides in Malaysia. When not in the practice room or studying, he enjoys outdoor activities, including swimming, surfing, rock climbing, and hiking (to name a few).
Heidi Marsh came to First Presbyterian in 2012 as the church’s Administrative Assistant. She and her family moved to Staunton in 2011 from northern Virginia and have enjoyed getting to know Staunton’s friendly residents. A lifelong Tar Heel, Heidi graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a B.S. in Human Resources. After growing up in Greensboro, NC, Heidi moved to the Washington, DC, area where she met her husband Simon, a chef from Great Britain. While in the Washington area, she worked in publishing for the American Chemical Society for 10 years. After having her two sons, Ben and Cameron, she decided to work from home for several years. In her free time, she enjoys playing guitar, reading, and spending time with her family and their cat, Maggie.
Mike Hidecker takes care of the church building and grounds and has lived in the Shenandoah Valley all of his life. Born in Rockingham County, he also works as the kennelman at the Glenmore Hunt Club. MIke takes care of the church grounds, routine building maintenance, and anything else that needs doing at the spur of the moment.