Our Presbytery

Staff

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Melanie Hancock

General Presbyter

As an ordained elder, Melanie has served this Presbytery since July of 1993.  Currently she serves as the General Presbyter as the Presbytery works to discern where God is leading us into our next chapter of mission and ministry here in Northern Kansas.   Melanie resources Presbytery committees and boards as they carry-out their various responsibilities and provides support to our Churches' Educators and Pastors and to our local churches. In her daily ministry, she strives to strengthen and develop relationships with and between churches, pastors, elders and lay leaders throughout the Presbytery. 

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Robert Fraiser

Stated Clerk

Bob was ordained by the Presbytery of Pueblo (Colorado) as a teaching elder and received as a member of the Presbytery of Northern Kansas in 1980. Since then he has served as pastor of four churches in PNK and was granted honorably retired status in 2021. He was elected as the Stated Clerk of PNK in 2016 and continues in this part-time position. He and his wife, Rhoda, have made their retirement home in Chapman near their daughter and her family. In addition to the usual constitutional responsibilities of the stated clerk of a presbytery, Bob seeks to be a support to and resource for the clerks of session serving the 59 churches of PNK.

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Amanda Littell

Program and Resource Center Coordinator

Amanda is a Salina native and member of FPC/Salina since elementary school. She is a graduate of KU and UMKC and lives outside of Salina on Cedar Hill Farm with her husband Charles. She spends time in their large garden with their animals, which includes cats, dogs, and lot of chickens! 

Amanda maintains materials in our PNK Resource Center and online at the PNK website for the purpose of providing program resources to the churches of PNK.  And, she is available to visit with program leaders from our congregations or schedule times for planners or planning teams to meet in the PNK Resource Center to review materials onsite.  Amanda will serve as primary staff to the  Presbytery's Resource Center Committee, Youth Ministries Committee, and Christian Education Forum.  

 

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Gail Frazier

Executive Administrative Assistant

Gail is a Salina native.  Her son Cain, his wife Myia and granddaughter Vae live in the Kansas City area.   Gail's family also includes her two yorkies, Lucy and Megli.  In Gail's spare time she enjoys spending time with family, traveling, and working in the yard.

Gail will be your initial point of contact when contacting the presbytery office.  She provides support to our General Presbyter and Stated Clerk, assists in daily office needs and manages our general administrative activities.  Gail works to ensure the efficient and smooth day-to-day operation of our virtual office.

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Deb Shetlar

Treasurer

Deb is an Ohio native who graduated from nursing school as an RN in 1984. In 1994, after working as an RN in Ohio and Colorado, Deb, her husband John, and their young family settled in Salina, Kansas, where she switched careers and became a stay-at-home mom to their 4 children.  Her family joined FPC Salina in 1998 and Deb enjoyed various volunteer activities through the church.