Church Staff

Church Staff

Administrative Assistant

Carolyn Robbins

Carolyn Robbins, Administrative Assistant Carolyn grew up in Lexington and graduated from Lexington Senior High School and attended Mars Hill College right after high school, then later graduated from UNC-Greensboro with a major in Early Childhood Education. She then moved to Rocky Mount to live with her best friend at the time and met her husband, Bill, there. All of her daughters, Michael (my stepdaughter), Ellen, and Molly, were born in Rocky Mount. They transferred for Bill’s job a couple…
Financial Secretary

Paula Lopp

Paula Lopp, Financial Secretary Paula joined the staff of First Church in September 1994 when the jobs of secretary and treasurer were combined into the position of Administrative Assistant. She skillfully handled receptionist and secretarial duties along with managing the church finances. She worked as the church Administrative Assistant until September 2013 when she retired from that position. Upon retirement the Administrative Assistant’s duties were divided into two positions: secretarial and financial. Paula continues as the Financial Secretary. If there…
Director of Music

Ellen Peterson

Director of Music:Ellen Peterson, (Adult and Hand Bell Choir) Ellen joined the staff of First Reformed in 2012 as Music Director, leading Adult Chancel choir, the Hand Bell Choir and the “JAM” Choir. Her expertise and energy is exciting to all. She grew up in Lexington and her family attended Second Reformed UCC. Ellen is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a Bachelor of Music Education and has a North Carolina “A” license in grades…
Associate Pastor of Faith Formation

Susan Morris

Rev. Susan joined the staff in January of 2020 as the Associate Pastor of Faith Formation.  Susan graduated from Western Carolina University with a degree in Child Development and Family Relations.  After working for a few years as a pre-school and after-school teach, Susan felt God’s calling and went to the Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond, VA. She graduated in 1997 with a Master of Divinity. Susan has served congregations in North Carolina, West Virginia, Arkansas, and Virginia as Youth…
Church Organist


“I am delighted to begin this journey with you as interim organist. My prayer is that I can offer the best of my ability to the glory of God and to the edification of his people here at First Reformed. My story as an organist began many years ago. In fact, 31 years ago sitting beside Mrs. Francis – the church organist from my childhood. I was always fascinated with the organ, so Mrs. Francis would put me on the…
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