First Pres Pastors

With over 40 years of faithful service to the city of Tampa, Revs. Fitz and Kathy Conner passionately lead First Pres Tampa.  With their roots in Young Life, their ministry focuses on real relationships and real transformation with others through discipleship, biblical application, and helping people grow in their relationship with Jesus. Earning their degrees together at Fuller Seminary, they continue to be lifelong learners of scripture and avid apprentices of Jesus.  

In their free time Fitz and Kathy enjoy golfing, walking their dog, Tally, and spending time with their family. 

Our Pastors would love to hear from you! Click on their name below to send an email. 

First Pres Staff

Our staff is a dedicated team of men and women who are excited to serve Jesus and you with their gifts and talents.
o contact one of our staff members, click on their name to send an email.


    interim worship leader

    Contemporary Music Director


    student ministry director

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  • Rachel godin

    CREW children's ministry director

    Children's Ministry Director

  • Charli Mason

    crew children's ministry assistant

    Little CREW Director (birth-preschool)

  • Mclean Murphy

    Life Group Director

    worship & media coordinator

    Worship and Media Coordinator

    Production Director

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  • Tony Harroun

    chief financial officer

    Chief Financial Officer

  • tim glisson

    Facilities manager

    Facilities Manager

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  • Deena fields

    office manager

    Office Manager

First Pres 2024 Session

The governing body of our church is a group of Elders called the Session. These men and women passionately serve Jesus with their leadership.  Our Session has 12 Elders, each serving a 3-year term.  Individuals are permitted to serve 2 terms, that is, 6 consecutive years.  The congregation elects Elders annually in the fall and installs them each year in January. 

Feel free to contact a Session member any time by clicking on their name below to send them an email.  They will be happy to answer any question or concern you may have.