Staff


 

The Rev. Dr. Andrew Kort

Senior Pastor

Andy Kort began his ministry as the Senior Pastor of First Presbyterian Church in 2011. Prior to moving to Bloomington, he served churches in Phillipsburg, New Jersey and in Larchmont, New York. He also credits a field education experience in Boston as a major influence on his ministry. Originally from Pittsburgh, he calls Charlotte, NC home.

Andy graduated from Appalachian State University in Boone, NC, where he majored in Public Relations. He received his Master of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary and his Doctor of Ministry degree from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary.

While at Princeton Seminary, he met and married the Rev. Mihee Kim-Kort, also an ordained Presbyterian Minister. They are the proud parents of twins, born in 2011, of a son born in 2013, and of Ellis, their loving boxer.  Andy enjoys reading, traveling, good coffee, and exercise. He is an avid Pittsburgh sports fan and has quickly warmed up to the idea of cheering for the Hoosiers.


 

Rev. Kimber-lee Adams

Associate Pastor

Originally from New London, Pennsylvania, Kim Adams joined the pastoral staff at FPV in January 2016.

She earned her B. Arts degree in Psychology from the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida where she met her husband, Jason. She holds a M. Div. degree from McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago, Illinois where she received the Nettie McCormick Award in Old Testament and was honored to be nominated for the David HC Read Preacher Scholar Award. During her time at McCormick she served on the seminary’s Board of Deacons caring for the students and completed her field education at Pullman Presbyterian Church on Chicago’s south side.

Prior to moving to Bloomington, Kim served as interim Director of Christian Education in Manatee County, FL as well as pulpit supply for Peace River and Greater Atlanta Presbyteries.

Kim and Jason have been married since 1998, have two children, one dog, a parakeet, a fish, and a Cuban tree frog. When she has spare time, Kim enjoys laughing, reading, gardening, central Florida’s gulf coast beaches, and fishing.

 


 

Karla Lewis

Office Administrator

 

 

 

 


  

Katy Strand

Music Director                     

Katy is an Associate Professor of Music in the Music Education Department and directs the International Vocal Ensemble in the Jacobs School of Music, Indiana University. An active researcher, teacher, and clinician, Katy has published and presented workshops both nationally and internationally on teaching for creative musicianship. She has also published choral music for children’s voices through Choristers Guild.

     


 

Chris Young

Organist

Chris Young is Professor of Organ at the Jacobs School of Music, Indiana University. He has been a featured artist at national and regional conventions of the AGO, and has been heard on Pipedreams, a program broadcast on National Public Radio.

 


 

Brian McNulty, Bell Choir Director

Brian received a D.M. in Percussion Performance from Indiana University and currently works in the Instrumental Ensembles Divsion at the Jacobs School of Music. He has served as co-director of the Symphonic Bells of Bloomington and he has studied organ with Colin Andrews.

 

Crystal RitterChild Care Coordinator

Crystal is a graduate of Indiana University. There she studied Telecommunications and Business. Currently, Crystal works for the City of Bloomington Parks and Recreation as a preschool programming instructor and assistant. You can find her teaching the Sport Shorties programs! She is also an assistant for People's University of Bloomington. In her free time, she enjoys being involved with Lotus Festival and the farmer's market and she is also learning to knit.

Mary McClellan, Treasurer

Peggy Creech, Financial Secretary

Steve Berry, Custodial Staff