Rev. Laurie Lewis
Rev. Laurie Lewis is a graduate of Texas Christian University and has served as a pastor for many years in several churches. Rev. Lewis came to Parsons to serve as pastor at First Christian Church in 2017. She enjoys working with the youth and doing community outreach projects along with serving as a volunteer on area boards.
Office Administrator: Mandi Campmier
Mandi Campmier earned a degree in special education after high school and worked as a daycare provider for 13 years. She attended college while her twins were in preschool and earned degrees in both legal and office administration. Mandi is employed as the office administrator for the First Christian and First Presbyterian Churches in Parsons since January of 2018. Mandi and her husband, Elmer II, live in the country with their four children, Kainen, Rilan, and twins, Reegan and Roper. Kainen is a junior and is active in football. Rilan is in the 8th grade and participates in archery and 4H. Both boys have a lawn mowing service and Kainen is also employed at a local hardware store. Reegan is in the 1st grade and is active in gymnastics and t-ball. Roper is also in the 1st grade and is enjoys football, soccer, and t-ball. Elmer is a journeyman lineman for a local power company. The couple loves spending outdoors and riding four wheelers with their children. They also enjoy traveling and spending time with their families.
Organist: Carol Hoyt
Carol Hoyt earned a Bachelor of Music Education from Wichita State University where she majored in violin and piano. As a student she played violin professionally in the Wichita Symphony. Ms. Hoyt studied violin with Kato Havas (London, England) and was selected for the orchestra for a conducting masterclass taught by Hans Swarowsky (Vienna, Austria). She earned a Master of Music in piano performance from Pittsburg State University and has done post-graduate work in piano performance and pedagogy at the University of Oklahoma where she studied with Jane Magrath. Ms. Hoyt has been a piano soloist with the Wichita State University orchestra and the Pittsburg State University Orchestra. In 1986 she was a winner in the Wadill Chamber Music Competition. Ms. Hoyt studied organ with Susan Marchant at PSU and has been a church organist since 1985. She has served the United Presbyterian Church and the Presbyterian Church of Pittsburg, the First Presbyterian Church of Fort Scott and is currently serving the First Christian Church and the First Presbyterian Church in Parsons. Ms. Hoyt taught class piano and piano pedagogy at Pittsburg State University from 1990-2004. She has 34 years of public school teaching experience and currently teaches K-3 music and middle school Spanish in Parsons. Carol and her husband Lewis live in Neodesha. They have two children, Sara and Evan, and two grandchildren.