Rev. Teressa Sivers was appointed as pastor of First UMC in July of 2008. She is a graduate of Duke University's Divinity School in Durham, NC and Mansfield University in Pennsylvania. She has served churches in Pennsylvania, North Carolina, and Louisiana. Prior to entering the ministry, Teressa worked in psychology. Teressa is married to Douglas R. Sivers, who works in nursing and is attending graduate school. They have two children, a daugher, Devyn who is in college, and a son, Aidan, who is in high school.