Meet Our Staff

Rev. Amy Wiles – Pastor/Head of Staff

Phone:  (319) 233-6145
E-Mail:  amy@1stpresby.org

Rev. Amy Wiles became pastor of First Presbyterian in the Spring of 2012.  She graduated from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary with her Master of Divinity after teaching music in public school for five years.  She has held numerous ministerial positions in Texas and Iowa, and she has worked with organizations such as Passport Camps, Inc. and the Christian Life Commission.  Her husband, John, serves as Assistant Professor of Choral Conducting at the University of Northern Iowa in the School of Music.  They are the proud parents of a three-year-old daughter, Ruthie.

PatGeadelmannRev. Pat Geadelmann – Associate Pastor of Care and Visitation

Phone:  (319) 233-6145
E-Mail:  pat@1stpresby.org

Rev. Pat Geadelmann began service as Minister of Care and Visitation at First Presbyterian Church in March 2015.  She has a Master of Divinity degree from United Theological  Seminary of the Twin Cities.  She is retired from the University of Northern Iowa where she served in the area of education and govermental reform.  Pat is a native Iowan, born and raised in Tipton.

 

Taemin Han– Director of Music Ministries

Phone:  (319) 233-6145
E-Mail:  taemin@1stpresby.org
Personal Website:taeminhan.synthasite.com

Taemin started serving as Director of Music Ministry at First Presbyterian Church in the Fall of 2011.  Taemin received his master’s degrees in Piano Performance (Eastern Michigan University) and Piano Pedagogy and Choral Conducting (Michigan State University).  He served various denominations of churches (Catholic, Episcopal and Presbyterian) in Michigan until coming to Waterloo in December 2009.  Along with his church music ministry, Taemin has been supportive of community musical activities as well.  He is a board member of the American Guild of Organists, Cedar Valley chapter.  With his wife Miah Han, he has regularly presented  numerous chamber music concerts with local musicians to the community.  His wife, Miah Han, is serving First Congregational United Church of Christ in Waterloo and St. John Lutheran Church in Cedar Falls as an organist.  They live with two musical children, Solomon and Grace, and a Boston Terrier puppy, Max.

 

Jackie Bass– Administrative Assistant

Phone: (319) 233-6145
Email: jackie@1stpresby.org

Jackie is a lifelong member of First Presbyterian Church and resident of the Waterloo area.  After graduating from East High School, she attended Gates Business College and graduated from the Executive Secretary program.  She worked for seven years for the State of Iowa, in the Department of Human Services District Office before becoming a full-time mom.  In 1993 Jackie joined the staff of First Presbyterian Church as a part-time Christian Nurture Associate and in 1996 became the full-time Church Secretary and now Administrative Assistant.  Jackie has been a member of the Celebration Ringers Handbell Choir for over 20 years.  She enjoys quilting and spending time with her family.

 

Marie Fernau – Financial Secretary

Phone: (319) 233-6145
E-Mail:  marie@1stpresby.org

Marie has been a member of First Presbyterian Church since 1971.  She graduated from Jesup High School and the University of Northern Iowa with a degree in Business Education.  She taught at Parkersburg High School.  After her children were born, she worked at Central Battery and then GMAC Mortgage for 25 years.  Marie joined the church staff in September 2010.  Marie has been a member of the Sanctuary Choir and Celebration Ringers Handbell Choir for over 20 years.  She enjoys quilting and spending time with her grandchildren.