Our Presbytery


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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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Dora Wiggins

Administrative Assistant

Dora handles a vast array of administrative duties in order to support the work of the General Presbyter, Stated Clerk and the committees of the presbytery.  She is the initial point of contact with individuals contacting the presbytery office by phone, mail or email.

Lexie Weiser

Resource Center Coordinator

Lexie schedules the use of resources (books, videos, curriculum samples), and checks them out as they are requested. She edits a newsletter on the Center, and maintains the online Resource Center Catalog. Lexie promotes the Center at Presbytery meetings and other events.

Deb Shetlar


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.

Robert Frasier

Stated Clerk


The Presbytery of Northern Kansas is a presbytery of 61 congregations and 5,168 members covering 33 counties including rural, urban, and suburban areas of Northern Kansas


9:00 a.m. to Noon and 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Monday through Friday (closed during the Noon hour)


308 South 8th St.

(Located on the 2nd floor of First Presbyterian Church, Salina)

PO Box 3287

Salina, KS 67402-3287

(785) 825-1654

(800) 511-0085

(785) 825-5071 (fax)

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