The Rev. Dr. Tara W. Bulger
Senior Pastor & Head of Staff
The Rev. Dr. Tara W. Bulger completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Georgia, her Masters of Divinity degree at Columbia Theological Seminary and her doctorate at McCormick Seminary. She is married to Brian and they have two daughters, Hannon and Ryann.
The Rev. Brett Gudeman
The Rev. Brett Gudeman is originally from Tucson, AZ. He completed his B.A. degree in Religion at Northwestern College and his Masters of Divinity Degree at Princeton Theological Seminary where he received The C. Frederick and Cleta R. Mathias Memorial Award for demonstrating great promise for pastoral ministry marked by significant leadership in worship. He is married to his wonderful wife, Ally.
Dr. Patricia Hacker
Director of Music
Dr. Patricia Ramirez Hacker is originally from Honduras. She holds a BM in Vocal Performance from Southeastern Louisiana University. Additionally she holds Masters degree in Choral Conducting and Vocal Performance and a DMA in Choral Conducting from The University of Southern Mississippi. She is married to Bruce and have two dogs, Riley and Yoda.
Director of Christian Education
Kathy Gillmore is a Certified Christian Educator of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) with 23 years of experience as a Director of Christian Education. Additionally she holds a B.S. in Information Processing Systems from the University of Cincinnati. She is married to Dale and has a daughter, Elaine, and a son, Dean, and daughter-in-law, Samineh.
First Friends Director
Lora Bohan is originally from the Chicagoland area but moved to Huntsville with her young family 24 years ago. All three of her children attended First Friends Preschool. She was previously a teacher at our preschool for the last 23 years and now is grateful and looking forward to the transition to Preschool Director.
Anne Dillon Loflin
Anne Dillon Loflin is a Huntsville native and lifelong member of First Presbyterian Church. She recently graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in May 2020, and is currently pursuing her Masters of Science degree from The University of Alabama.
Director of Finance & Administration
Ellen is originally from Long Island, NY and moved to Owens Cross Roads, AL from Taylor, PA in 2017. She has an Associate degree in Accounting along with years of finance work. She lives with her daughter Alicia and grandbaby Raelyn Grace.
Administrative Assistant to the Senior Pastor
Isabel Evans grew up in Huntsville and is glad to be back in the area. She has a BA degree from Birmingham-Southern College. Her husband, Jeff, is the rector at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church. They have two wonderful sons, Ethan (20) and Dylan (15). They have a rescue Australian Shepherd Mix named Doug.
Gary Whited is a graduate of the University of Maryland (B.S.) and the University of Baltimore (M.P.A.) He is retired from the Department of Veterans Affairs. His wife’s name is Rebecca and they have a son and a daughter.
Dr. Lois K. Lee
Organist & Pianist
Dr. Lois K. Lee, native of South Korea, graduated from Westminster Choir College (MM) sponsored by the Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship, Texas Tech (MM), and UCLA (DMA) and holds the Colleague certification from the American Guild of Organists. She lives with her husband Jason and a son Daniel.