Our Staff

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Terry Kukuk

Senior Pastor


The Rev. Terry Kukuk has been the Senior Pastor at the First Presbyterian Church – Mexico since August of 2003. She is a native of North Dakota. Rev Kukuk earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Jamestown College, Jamestown, N.D. and a Master of Divinity Degree from Princeton Theological Seminary, Princeton, New Jersey. She pastored another Presbyterian Church in Missouri for nearly six years. She is married to the Rev. Brad Sheppard, Executive Director of Our House, the homeless and transitional shelters for Callaway County in Fulton, MO. They have two sons named Jadon and Ian.

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Michael Moore

Student Ministry Coordinator


Michael Moore has been here since Fall of 2012. He is from Mexico and graduated from Mexico High School. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri with a degree in Mathematics Education. He completed Youth Ministry program through Youth Ministry Institute – Midwest in May 2017. He is married to his wife Vickie, she is a Budget Analyst at University of Missouri Systems. He has one son Marcus who is attending Westminster College.

kerr_staffBob Kerr

Parish Pastor

The Rev. Robert Kerr has been the Parish Associate Minister at the First Presbyterian Church – Mexico since 2005. He is a retired Presbyterian Minister who is a native Missourian. He also served as our Interim Minister in 2002-2003. He is married to Kitty Kerr and they have two children.

Sue Boyce

Administrative Assistant

Sue Boyce left Michigan to attend college at the School of the Ozarks and has lived in Missouri ever since. She taught elementary school until 2009 and became the Administrative Assistant at First Presbyterian in March of 2017. She and her husband Rick have two grown children and will soon have three grandchildren.

Jennifer Benne

Jennifer Benne

Financial Secretary


Jennifer Benne is the financial secretary at the First Presbyterian Church. She has four children and four grandchildren.

Barbara Green

Music Director


Eric Miranda


Eric Miranda has been the custodian at the First Presbyterian Church – Mexico since 1998.