Administrative Staff

Nelda Rhodes, Church Secretary

Nelda has been on staff since May of 2001. Prior to serving First Presbyterian Church, Nelda was the co-owner and partner of Rhodes Appliance Center in Henderson, Tennessee. A former member of First Presbyterian, Nelda has a long history with the church, as well as fond memories of Sunday School, Youth Group and Church League Basketball.

Nelda has a Bachelor of Science Degree in computers from Lambuth University.





Vicki Pope

Vicki Pope, Financial & Educational Secretary

Vicki has been on staff since April of 1992. Prior to serving First Presbyterian Church, Vicki was the Vice President at C&W Construction Company of Jackson, Tennessee. Vicki was born and grew up in Jackson. She came back to Jackson after attending Peabody College in Nashville, Tennessee. Vicki has one child, her daughter Ashley, who is a personal trainer living in Knoxville, Tennessee.

"I am humbled by the trust placed in me by our church family and always will try to repay that trust by striving to provide efficient, accurate accounting and business management for our church and its members."




Tamara Haynes

Tamara Haynes, Custodian

Tamara served as a nursery worker for First Presbyterian Church in 1985 and then began as the church custodian in 2001.

"I view my role as custodian as a way of providing a clean and welcoming facility for all of the members and guests of First Presbyterian Church."





Ernie Wilson, Maintenance

Ernie is our “Facilities Maintenance” guy, aka “Mr. Fix It”. Ernie works closely with staff and the Property Committee
to keep our facilities in good working order.







Sharyn Thompson, Website and Internet Coordinator 

Sharyn maintains the First Presbyterian Church website and other internet social media (Facebook page) to make sure it represents accurate and up to date information about all church programs for both members and visitors. Sharyn recently “retired” from her job as the Marketing and Development Director at the STAR center, and is excited about using her computer skills and training to keep our website in great shape.  Please feel free to contact Sharyn at:

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