Welcome to the First Presbyterian Church of Ann Arbor!

Making God's Love Visible

     We Love with Open Hearts.
     We Learn with Open Minds.
     We Serve with Open Arms.

First Pres strives to be as diverse as God’s kingdom, and as wide and hospitable as the Spirit’s embrace. Here, we don’t all look, act, or pray alike. God knows we do not all think alike. We Presbyterians do not read the Bible the same way. Our questions are different, our burdens are diverse, and our aspirations are distinct. But every Sunday, we worship as one, unified by the love and grace of our Lord Jesus Christ. We worship a living God who calls us to love and support one another. Together we can do marvelous things – and grow closer to God and one another along the way. Come visit us - everyone is welcome! If you are new to us we invite you to visit and explore our many programs and service opportunities.

Want to know more? If you are visiting us for the first time you may be wondering about many details - what a service is like, where do I park, what should I wear, directions, etc., you can find out more here on our "Visit Us" page.

Our Associate Pastors

Rev. Melissa Anne Rogers directs the ministries of care, compassion, and sympathy. If you are seeking pastoral care or spiritual support, or are going through a difficult time and would welcome prayer, contact Rev. Rogers, Associate Pastor for Pastoral Care and Congregational Life, at mrogers@firstpresbyterian.org, or (734) 662-4466 x390.

Rev. Jay Sanderford guides the core areas of Adult Education, Mission, and the Resident Minister Program at First Presbyterian. He can be reached at jsanderford@firstpresbyterian.org, or at (734) 662-4466 x340.


If you have children in your family ranging in age from infant to grade schooler, Rev Mark Mares, Associate Pastor for Faith Formation, is happy to talk to you about the children's programs at First Pres. Mark can be reached by phone at (734) 662-4466, or by email at mmares@firstpresbyterian.org.

Youth (Middle and High School)

First Pres Ann Arbor nurtures youth's spiritual growth through community, education, and fun.  Rev. Mark Mares, Associate Pastor for Faith Formation, is happy to talk with you about the opportunities for youth.  Rev. Mares can be reached at (734) 662-4466 x 353 or by email at mmares@firstpresbyterian.org to learn more.


If you are a college student looking for a Christian community, please email us at campus@firstpresbyterian.org. You can also find more information on the Campus Ministry here at First Pres at http://firstpresbyterian.org/connect/campus-ministry.

Twenties & Thirties (T2A2)

If you are in your 20's or 30's, we have an active program of mission, service, and social events. See our T2A2 page for more information.


We have an active Senior Ministry run by the Rev. Melissa Anne Rogers, Associate Pastor for Pastoral Care and Congregational Life. Melissa Anne's phone number is (734) 662-4466 x390. Her email address is mrogers@firstpresbyterian.org. Rev. Rogers also directs the ministries of care, compassion, and sympathy.

Parish Nurses

We are also blessed to have two Parish Nurses and Wellness Coordinators: Barbara DeLancey, RN, and Stacey Pakela, RN.  Both Barbara and Stacey direct our health ministry and are available to answer questions about your health, check blood pressures, and assist with referrals and health-related questions. Barbara can be reached at (734) 662-4466, ext. 350, and Stacey can be reached at (734) 662-4466, ext. 450, or at (734) 794-3401.

Church Office

The church office may be reached by telephone at (734) 662-4466 during business hours. Phone messages may be left after hours.

General questions may also be directed to info@firstpresbyterian.org, where they will be forwarded to the appropriate staff member.