Beau has been serving First Presbyterian Durango since 2012 and the Presbyterian Church (USA) for over a decade. He loves seeking innovative ways to press on into the church’s exciting future while celebrating it's rich past. He received a B.A. in Religion & Theology from Whitworth University and a Master of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary. Beau loves the outdoors, playing guitar, writing and oil painting. But his favorite activity is scattering children’s instruments throughout his living room and playing “family band” with his wife Kristin, son Asher and daughter Eden.
Beau’s Office Hours:
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 9:00-12:00, 1:30-3:00
David Shew was raised in the upper Midwest, the son and grandson of Presbyterian ministers. After spending a year of study in Switzerland during high school, he attended Hampshire College and then Union Theological Seminary in New York City. After ten years of serving congregations as Associate Pastor for Administration in New York City and in Ithaca, New York he went to Atlanta to begin training as a pastoral counselor specializing in marriage and family therapy. He ran his own private counseling practice in downtown Atlanta for over 25 years.
David is married and has four children, ages 16, 24, 30 and 32. His wife, Debbie, is the Episcopal priest at St Mark’s Episcopal Church in Durango. In his spare time, David enjoys hiking in the beautiful mountains in and around the Four Corners, cooking and making up recipes for family and large groups.
Adele joined First Presbyterian Church in 2019 after a long and rewarding career in healthcare administration, mostly recently with Durango Orthopedics and Spine Colorado. Since retiring several years ago she has enjoyed the time to pursue personal interests and to support her family. Because of her desire to provide service to others and to continue to learn she volunteers through Cooking Matters and as a Medicare counselor, and she is a part-time library assistant at the Ignacio Community Library.
Adele and her husband Frank enjoy bicycling, sailing, and X/C skiing, and their puppy Sydney joins them on these adventures. Adele is an enthusiastic gardener and cook and has often been called a “foodie”. She appreciates the great outdoors and is interested in preserving the wild places so that future generations can enjoy what we have been blessed to experience.
Tuesdays 9:00am - 12:30pm
Thursdays 9:00am - 12:30pm
Tom has been the choir director at First Presbyterian Church for 30 years.
He is retired from being the choir director at Durango High School and Miller Middle School, and has been a music teacher in the Durango schools since 1986. Tom and his wife Jan have been married for 30 years and have three wonderful children: Shauna, Ryan, and Aaron, as well as 4 grandchildren: Lane, Myah, Gavin, and Everly. Tom and Jan enjoy spending their Summers travelling and love living in Durango. Tom also loves the community of First Presbyterian Church, especially the choir members who volunteer their time to enhance our worship experience!
Robin has been the organist and choir accompanist at FPC since July 2004. She and her husband, Dan, landed in Colorado after meeting in Kansas and spending a couple of years in Northern California. A graduate in print journalism from Kansas State University, Robin's main focus is raising their two wonderful children, Gracie and Ozzie, but she also works from home as a transcriptionist and teaches piano lessons. She enjoys being with her family and playing in the outdoors with their two dogs.
Rachel Moranty started working at FPC in July 2016. She has enjoyed working with this welcoming group of people, and is very grateful for this amazing opportunity. She is 17 years old and moved to Durango about two years ago with her mom and little brother. She is a senior at Durango High School. She is involved in the high school’s Troupe 1096 theater program, and has been part of Merely Player’s production of Shrek the Musical as an A/V technician. She has also worked at various concerts this year, including Michael Franti and iAM Music Festival at Buckley Park with her stepdad.
1159 East 3rd Avenue
Durango, CO 81301
Office Phone: 970-247-3175
Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday
9:00am - 4:00pm
Closed for lunch from 12:30 - 1:30pm