Rev. John Hagmann

Senior Pastor | 828-437-1811





Robert A. Smith

Director of Music | 828-437-1811

The music program at First Presbyterian is under the direction of Robert A. Smith, who has served the church as Director of Music since 1998. A graduate of Lenoir-Rhyne College and the Yale School of Music, he is a Caldwell County native who has served as music director in diverse denominational settings. He also serves as an adjunct faculty member at Lenoir-Rhyne College in Hickory. 



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Rev. Lynn Webber

Parish Associate for Pastoral Care | 828-437-1811

Lynn has served as an associate pastor, pastor, and hospital chaplain during her twenty years of ordained ministry and worked previously as Parish Associate for Pastoral Care and Adult Spiritual Formation at First Presbyterian in Hickory.  She lives with her husband, Tom, and almost teenage daughter, Elizabeth, in Black Mountain, where she enjoys hiking, gardening, yoga, music, and a wide variety of amazing friends. 



Sheila Young

Financial Administrator | 828-437-1811

A graduate of Appalachian University with a BS in Business Administration and a major in Accounting.  Sheila began her career as Controller for the Presbytery of Western NC in Morganton, NC.  After ten years of service with the Presbytery, she resigned to spend more time with her two children, Cecelia and Patrick.  Her husband, Tracy, works as a Process Technician at Commscope and they reside in Valdese in one of the original Waldensian homes.  As her kids grew older, Sheila began sharing her gifts and knowledge of the PCUSA.  She serves various Presbyterian churches in the area; including Northminster, Black Mountain, Waldensian, Quarker Meadows, Gastonia, and now First Presbyterian.  She also works with other non-profits including the American Waldensian Society, Mount Home Baptist Church, and the Good Samaritan Clinic in Morganton.


Robyn Herrera

Office Administrator | 828-437-1811




Cornelio (CJ) Juarez

Church Custodian


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