Pastors & Staff

Clint Cozier

Lead Pastor

Central to Clint's journey has been the Bible. As a teenager, he was captivated with the stories while reading through the Bible. When he came to the story of Jesus, he knew he had found the story to end all stories. He combines a deep background in the study of scripture (a Ph.D. in Biblical Studies) with the heart of a father and a husband. 

Lori O'Brien

Office Administrator

Lori combines twenty years of experience working in church administration with a deep knowledge of the Kearney community. In her spare time, she is a member of the Chancel Choir at First United Methodist, Daughters of the American Revolution, and PEO. She has two daughters and five grandchildren.

Clayton Moyer

Chancel Choir Director

In addition to his work at First Pres, Clayton directs five choral ensembles at Kearney High School as well as being the Music Director of the KHS musical theater program. He also serves in the community: he is the assistant director of the Platte River Singers and the founding director of the Platte River Children's Chorale.

Angela Wright

Gloria Dei Bell Choir Director

Angela has been teaching music in the Kearney community since 1999. She is currently a K-5 Music Specialist in the Kearney Public Schools as well as teaching piano privately and directing various community musical groups. She also directs the Praiser Bells (a children's bell choir) and Heavenly Treble Makers (a middle school choir) at First Lutherian Church in Kearney.

Barb Lewison

Church Sexton

A Kearney native, Barb keeps our facility clean and organized. In her "extra" time, she is mom to two daughters and enjoys the role of grandmother to three. She also enjoys quilting, dancing and playing the guitar.