David was born and raised in Black Mountain, NC. He holds degrees from Davidson College in NC, Columbia Seminary in Atlanta and a doctorate from McCormick Seminary in Chicago and is currently enrolled in the Master’s program in Organizational Development at Case-Western University in Cleveland. David has served the Church in Ghana, West Africa, Georgia and Florida, having recently spent 12 years as the founding pastor of a new church in suburban Tampa. He is delighted to be married to Merry Lynn, a dance professor at the University of South Florida, and has two brilliant and talented children, Graham and Lillie. They have a sweet dog, Croix, who barks too much. Of his work here, David says, "It is nothing short of holy to be with folks who strive earnestly to follow Jesus and love one another, and who have such a rich history of love, compassion and inclusion in this community. And, besides, there is no cooler town in Florida than Dunedin."
Donna Dayock - Church Administrator – She was born in New York City and raised in Dallas, Texas. She has a degree in Early Childhood Education – Married 30 years to Chris with 2 children Kaitlin and Justin. She has worked as a Preschool Director and came to First Church in 2005.
First Friends Preschool Director
Cori was born and raised in the suburbs of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where she met and married her husband, Michael. They eventually moved to Clearwater, Florida, where they raised their two daughters, Danielle and Amy.
Cori is certified in Child Care Management and Operations. She is also certified in Early Childhood Development. She is a member of the NAEYC, Florida AEYC, Southern EC Assn., and the Pinellas AEYC, where she participated as a committee chair in charge of advertising and marketing. She has been at First Friends Preschool of First Presbyterian Church as the Director of Operations since 2007.
Born in Winston-Salem, NC, Stephen had his musical training at the NC School of the Arts, Mars Hill College in Mars Hill, NC, Warren Wilson College in Swannanoa, NC, and at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, TN. He has been active in the Presbyterian Association of Musicians and the American Guild of Organists his entire career, holding offices in each. His 10 year tenure working in textiles honed his office skills as well.
Joe Nixon is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) licensed in New York and Florida. After retiring as the Westchester District Finance Manager for the US Postal Service in 2010, he and his wife Miriam, moved to Dunedin from NYC.
Joe specializes in assisting not-for-profit organizations manage their finances. Besides his role at First Presbyterian Church Dunedin, he has been doing similar work at the Presbytery of Tampa Bay for the past four years.
He looks forward to serving the members of FPC Dunedin and supporting the Session and the Pastor.
I was born in Auburn, NY on June 10, 1950 and raised to be a hardy northern New Yorker in snow country and the Finger lakes. I moved to Mt. Pleasant Michigan in 1971 and went to school at Central Michigan University, lived there for 14 years and moved to Dunedin in 1985. I began working at First Church in October 1990.
Administrative Assistant/ Media Manager
Gigi was born and raised in Oklahoma. She received a Bachelor's of Science degree from UCO. Married with four children, her youngest attended First Friends VPK which began her relationship with FPC Dunedin. Her background is in writing and web management. She looks forward to becoming a more permanent part of the welcoming and generous community at FPC Dunedin.