Our Staff

Rev. Kim Hulen, Temporary Pastor

Kim was raised in McHenry County - the daughter of a Presbyterian pastor and a high school teacher. She graduated with Bachelor and Master of Science degrees from Western Illinois University in Macomb. Kim went on to receive a Master of Divinity degree from Eden Theological Seminary in St Louis, Missouri.

Kim has served on staff at First United Presbyterian Church (Belleville, IL) and Oswego Presbyterian Church where she was ordained and installed as Associate Pastor. She is bi-vocational and works as a Pediatric Speech Language Pathologist in the Huntley School District.

Kim lives in McHenry with her husband, Keith and together have two grown daughters who are transitioning from college to living on their own in their chosen career fields. Kim enjoys spending time cooking and exploring cuisines with her family - anything Spanish is the current favorite. She is also passionate about yoga, reading and spending time with her dogs.

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Kim Martin, Office Manager

Kim started as Office Manager in July of 2018. She has come to our office with a strong background in church management and media. 

She recently moved back to Illinois from South Carolina with her husband so they could enjoy their new grandson and children who all live close by. 

Deborah Walters, Director of Music

Deborah has served as Director of Music for over 30 years. She brings enthusiasm, experience, and education (Master’s Degree) to her position as Director of Chancel Choir and leader of the Children’s Music programs. She takes an active leadership role in community ecumenical music opportunities for adults and children alike.

Through her efforts, First Presbyterian offers a summer week long music and drama day camp for the children of First Presbyterian and those from family literacy programs and other local churches.

Peggy Ognacevic-Engels, Organist/Accompanist

Peggy was trained in piano and cello from an early age. She had her formal training from Northern Illinois University School of Music, and is currently continuing her education there. Since 2005 Peggy has served as organist and accompanist to the chancel choir for First Presbyterian Church. In addition she is active as an accompanist and adjudicator in the greater Fox Valley area and maintains a private piano studio in her home in Algonquin.

Becky Koester, Custodian & Building Maintenance

Becky works full time as a Logistic Coordinator at Hoffer Plastics.

She is a long-time member of First Presbyterian Church, and has served as the church janitor for 10 years.

Becky describes her work in our building a "challenging adventure!"