Meet Our Staff
Interim Pastor – Reverend Nathan Wheeler
Nathan began ministry working with the youth group at First Presbyterian Church in Warner Robins, GA, along with his wife, Sherri. He attended seminary at Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, GA, graduating in 1990 with a Masters of Divinity. Nathan has served in various positions within the PCUSA from Associate Pastor to Senior Pastor, and now to Ormond Beach Presbyterian Church, his eighth Interim Pastor calling, and eleventh church assignment.
The Wheeler’s have lived in North Carolina, Florida, Alabama, South Carolina, and Georgia. Rev, Nathan and Sherri will celebrate 36 years of marriage on April 12, 2021, and they have 3 children, 2 grandchildren and a new grandchild on the way!
Secretary – Virginia Tedesco
Virginia was born and raised in New Britain Connecticut. Her first job was, as a secretary, in the employee insurance division of The Hartford Fire Insurance Company in their main headquarters in Hartford, Connecticut. She had several advancements through her 32 years at The Hartford Company, ending as a IT Programmer Tester. With the number of years she had worked there she was able to retire. She had always thought if she had the chance she would love to live in Florida, especially Daytona Beach, having fond memories of vacations there. So in 2008 Virginia, along with her husband, flew down to visit her brother-in-law in Ormond Beach and looked around. To make a long story short, they put money down on a lot, put their Connecticut home up for sale, which sold in 24 hours, and they were on the road to Florida a few weeks later. She worked as a church secretary for 4 years prior to coming to Ormond Beach Presbyterian Church. They say the Lord closes one door and opens another, and Virginia says she is a testament to that fact.
Director of Music and Arts – Norris Williams
Ormond Beach Presbyterian Church music director, Norris Williams has served our congregation since 2001. He has degrees in instrumental and choral music from Appalachian State University and has been a music director and voice teacher in the Daytona Beach area for more than 25 years. He is active as a conductor and Baritone soloist, frequently appearing on the concert stage. He has also served as Conductor of the Bel Canto Singers, an auditioned community chorus since 2009.
Associate Director of Music – Barbara Larson
Barbara graduated from Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio with a Master of Sacred Music Degree in 1980. She has served as the Director of Music in churches in Springfield, Ohio; Collinsville, Illinois; Coraopolis, Pennsylvania; Newport News, Virginia; New Smyrna Beach, Orange City and Ormond Beach, Florida. At OBPC, Barbara is the organist, the director of the Glory Bells Adult Handbell Choir, the director of the Ormond Beach Youth Ringers Chime Choir, and the administrator of the Tuned for Praise concert series. She also assists with worship planning. In addition to her church duties she is a collaborative artist/accompanist at Stetson University; the accompanist for the Bel Canto Singers of Daytona Beach and the accompanist for the choirs at Spruce Creek High School.
Director of Youth and Family Ministries – Mary Kay Wagner
Mary Kay Wagner and husband Dave have been attending Ormond Beach Presbyterian Church for a year and a half and were received into membership in November. She is a former nun of 30 years and a retired associate pastor of a non-denominational church in Canton, Ohio. Many years of her life have been dedicated to teaching youth; serving as a principal of a K-5 school; and ministering as Director of Christian Education in several parishes. She has always cherished her time working with children, staff, parents, and volunteers. Mary Kay is honored and excited about beginning her ministry with Youth and Families in Ormond Beach Presbyterian Church. The youth are our treasure and future leaders in our church and in our world, and Mary Kay is committed to working with them in spiritual formation, learning, confirmation classes, service projects, family events, and intergenerational activities.
Media Specialist – Amanda Wilson-Stovall
Amanda has grown up in the Ormond Beach area and has attended Ormond Beach Presbyterian Church since 1992. She has been an active part of OBPC since she was a child; participating in the children, youth and adult choir, handbells, and sitting on multiple committees. She graduated from Daytona State College and began working at OBPC in the fall of 2012. She feels that Electronic Ministry is an outstanding way to connect with people locally and globally with God’s message of love through Jesus Christ, and the ways that our church is continuing Christ’s work in the world. In 2015 Amanda married Michael at OBPC, and they live in Ormond Beach near Amanda’s family.