Pastor Steve Jester

Steve Jester
Senior Pastor

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Contact Phone:
+1.502.895.3483 (ext 211)

Biography

Steve was called to be Senior Pastor/Head of Staff at Second Pres in November 2008. A native Texan, he is a graduate of Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary. His pastoral ministry of over 25 years includes Presbyterian churches in Tennessee and Texas before coming to our church. He enjoys reading mysteries, bicycling, and anything related to baseball.

Assoc. Pastor Nathan Sautter

Nathan Sautter
Associate Pastor | Youth & Young Adults

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Contact Phone:
+1.502.895.3483 (ext. 213)

Biography

A native of Nebraska, Nathan spent most of his life in Sioux City, Iowa where his parents and brother still reside.  He is a graduate of Azusa Pacific University (California) where he received a B.A. in Practical Theology with an emphasis in youth ministry and Princeton Theological Seminary with an M.Div in 2014.  Nathan served at churches in Lebanon, Ohio, and Columbus, Georgia. He has enjoyed more than eight years of marriage with his lovely wife Joy (a Colorado native) and they have a dog named Patience.  They are very active and enjoy biking, hiking and traveling.  Nathan is an avid Nebraska Cornhusker and Cincinnati Reds fan.

Assoc. Pastor Lisa Robechek

Lisa Robechek
Associate Pastor | Congregational Care

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Biography

Lisa joined Second Presbyterian Church in January 2017, having served as solo pastor in San Francisco, California for five years. She is a graduate of San Francisco Theological Seminary. Lisa is a single mom, who cherishes time with her 11-year-old son, John. In her free time, she enjoys yoga, hiking, photography and creating / appreciating art in its many forms.

Denise Scinta

Denise Scinta
Ministry Assistant

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+1.502.895.3483 (ext 216)

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John Mulder

John Mulder
Minister for Stewardship

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Contact Email:
johnmulder1111@gmail.com

Contact Phone:
+1.502.693.5262

Biography

John is the former President of Louisville Seminary and the former Vice President of The Healing Place. He has had a great deal of experience in stewardship and fundraising and has assisted Second Church with the stewardship program for the last several years. He has written extensively in the field of American history and religion, and he and his wife Mary are devoted parents to two children and four grandchildren. He loves reading mysteries.

Karen Elliott

Karen Elliott
Discipleship Assistant

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Contact Email:
kelliott@2ndpreslou.org

Contact Phone:
+1.502.895.3483 (ext. 215)

Biography

Karen is a native West Virginian and relocated to Louisville recently from Asheville, NC. Karen grew up in a pastor’s home and has served church congregations most of her adult life. Most recently, Karen has committed her service to the day-to-day administrative operations of the church office and has worked in that capacity for over 15 years. She is an avid college and NFL football fan and enjoys reading and traveling. Karen and her husband, Dale, have two grown daughters.

Keith Decosta

Keith DeCosta
Sexton

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Contact Phone:
+1.502.895.3483

Biography

Keith brings 30 years of construction/maintenance and property management experience to his job as Sexton. He loves his work and is always happy to be of help to the congregation. He’s been married to Karen for 26 years and has a very happy pug — Puggy.

Lisa Warner

Lisa Warner
Director of the Weekday School

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Contact Email:
lwarner@2ndpreslou.org

Contact Phone:
+1.502.895.3483 (ext 242)

Biography

With a Master’s degree from Eastern Kentucky University in Individual and Family Therapy, Lisa taught courses at her alma mater and served as Director of EKU’s Child Development Center. She has been an education consultant and keynote speaker nationwide. She grew up on a large poultry farm in Lewis County, KY. She and her husband Michael enjoy traveling and gardening, and often think about returning to the family farm.

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Lucy Roth
Summer Camp Director

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+1.502.895.3483

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Mary Keikirk

Mary Keikirk
Finance Administrator

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+1.502.895.3483 (ext 225)

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Nina Hilbert

Nina Hilbert
Coordinator of the Infant and Toddler Program

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Contact Email:
nhilbert@2ndpreslou.org

Contact Phone:
+1.502.895.3483 (ext 220)

Biography

Nina Hilbert began working at Second Presbyterian Church in their Sunday school program with 2 year olds in 1997. Her involvement grew to include working in the church’s Parents’ Day Out, including summer Smiley Camps and on Sundays with special needs children.  In 1998, Nina began teaching 2s in the Weekday School and acting as co-coordinator of their extended hours program (Lunch Bunch).  With the closing of the Parents’ Day Out program in the Summer of 2013 and the expansion of  the Weekday School the following Fall, Nina began her current position as Infant/Toddler Program Coordinator for Second Presbyterian Weekday School.

Dr Rev Diane Reistroffer

Dr. Rev. Diane Reistroffer
Director of Crossroads

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+1.502.895.3483

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Paula Roberts

Paula Roberts
Organist, Interim Director of Music Ministry

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Contact Phone:
+1.502.895.3483

Biography

Paula Roberts has a Master’s degree in Church Music and Organ Performance from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and two additional years of study at Indiana University. Her undergraduate studies were done at Westminster Choir College and Carson Newman College. Paula has served several churches in Louisville before coming to Second Pres. She is an accompanist for soloists and high schools in the Louisville area and has served as the Kentucky All-State accompanist for over 20 years. She is known state-wide for her outstanding musicianship. Paula, her husband Jeff, and children Grant and Katherine, have been members of Second Presbyterian Church for 10 years.

Ricky Case

Ricky Case
Director, Children’s Choir

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Contact Phone:
+1.502.895.3483

Biography

Ricky Case is a Louisville native. He is a senior at the University of Louisville pursuing a B.M in Vocal Performance. He came to Second Presbyterian 6 years ago as a member of the Octet. Ricky started directing the Cherub Choir is 2011 and has been involved in many of the Children’s Ministry activities here at Second including; VBS, The Annual Christmas Pageant and most recently, Smiley Camp. Aside from his passion for church music, Ricky is an accomplished singer. He has performed locally with the Kentucky Opera, Louisville Orchestra, Choral Arts Society of Louisville, and is a former member of the University of Louisville Cardinal Singers and Collegiate Chorale. With the Cardinal Singers, Ricky has performed on numerous stages throughout the U.S, Asia, Europe in 2012 was invited for the first U.S/ Cuba Symposium of Choral Music in Havana, Cuba.