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Rev. Kathleen (Kathy) Dain

Transitional Minister

Kathy is an ordained minister with the Presbyterian Church U.S.A. and the Church of Scotland. She has recently returned from the U.K.

Kathy holds a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism from Central Michigan University and Master of Divinity from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. Prior to entering ministry, Kathy worked in sales and television production. Her shift to ministry was featured in a 2013 Wall Street Journal article entitled: Leap of Faith.

Kathy has produced a number of short documentaries for mission organizations to help share their story. “Each of us has a story to share,” says Dain. “As Christians we are part of the greatest story ever told.”

Pictured with Kathy is her mini-Schnauzer Riley.

Crystal Botha

Director of Family Ministries

Crystal has been serving at First Presbyterian since 2010. However working in the ministry has been a lifelong journey for her. Growing up in the Deep South, she has served in music and children’s ministry since the age of 13.  Crystal has an extensive background in music and education, and has a passion for children and loves to serve the Lord.  First Pres. has made an impact on her life, revealed by the loving grace of Jesus Christ. She feels privileged to be an instrument to now share that Good News with others who are seeking God’s presence and considers it a blessing to be able to come to work while living out her faith at the same time. When Crystal’s not at work you can find her out on the water, enjoying Jupiter’s beautiful beaches, playing the piano, kickboxing and spending time with her family. She and her husband together have 4 children, ranging in age from 10 to 22, a dog, and 2 cats. Together they actively serve in mission work here in the community and in South Africa. Email her at crystal@tequestapres.org.

 

Shannon Sloan Trevino

Director of Youth Ministries

Shannon is a true Florida native, born and raised in Palm Beach County. She served in the United States Army Reserves and is a veteran of Desert Storm. She spent 15 years as a police officer and was a sergeant with the Sheriff’s office when she left to stay home and raise her two beautiful children. Shannon has been attending First Presbyterian of Tequesta for many years with her children and many members of her family. She felt a call to ministry and in December 2015 was able to accept the position of Director of Youth Ministries. Her passion is working with youth and she thanks God all the time for leading her to this ministry. When she is not working she enjoys reading, horseback riding, and spending time with her children. The handsome puppy you see in many of our pictures is Shannon’s amazing service dog, Sam. Email her at shannon@tequestapres.org.

 

 

Anne Hlasnicek

Music Director

Anne comes to Tequesta Presbyterian after serving as minister of music, not only in the Presbyterian Church, but for Lutheran, Episcopal, Catholic, Christian Science, and Reform Jewish congregations. She graduated with a Bachelor of Music from Muskingum University in Ohio and pursued her graduate studies at the Eastman School of Music. She has enjoyed teaching choral music, drama, and ESE classes in both public and parochial schools from kindergarten thru university level. She introduced the first drama curriculum in Martin County middle schools and has often traveled with her high school choral groups for special performances, including Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Mrs. “Nick” is, and has been, mom to 2 children and 15 foster children, and with her husband, Steve, has been the creative designer of their party services business. She is also a Master Gardener. Anne and Steve are world travelers and recently visited Israel and Turkey. They have a long list of places yet to see. Anne’s email address is anne@tequestapres.org.

Kelly

Office Manager

Kelly has lived in Florida for over 20 years. She was born and raised in Massachusetts. She has two lovely daughters and three grandchildren. She has a heart for the Lord and loves helping people, and a strong business and financial background. In her free time, she spends time with her family and friends. When she is not working, you can find her at the beach. She loves to read and to visit New England as often as possible. You can reach Kelly at kelly@tequestapres.org.

 

Elizabeth Lowe

Preschool Director

Elizabeth comes to us most recently from Good Shepherd Church School, Tequesta, Florida. As an educator with 14 years of experience ranging from Kindergarten to Third Grade, her Educational Certification includes two Masters Degrees-one in Reading and another in Educational Leadership which followed her initial Bachelor of Science Degree in Early Childhood Education. During her years of teaching she excelled in curriculum writing, meeting the diverse needs of the children while nurturing a positive classroom community for the children to work, play and grow together. As a mother of three active children ages 4, 7 and 10, Elizabeth knows how to balance a busy life while being dedicated to her joy of working with children and their parents.