Meet the First U.P. Staff
Matt grew up in a suburb of Milwaukee, WI. He was raised in a Christian home and accepted Christ as a young child. That faith in Christ became more real to him when he spent time in Honolulu and India when he was with YWAM (Youth with a Mission). It was during this time that he felt called into ministry.
After his time with YWAM, Matt attended Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, IL. He has a B.A. in Biblical Studies. It was during his time at Moody that he began to have a bigger heart for youth ministry. Matt graduated in May of 2017 and in July of 2017 he was called to be the Youth Director of FUPC. He is excited to see how God is going to be working in the lives of the students and leaders that are involved in youth ministry.
In his free time Matt enjoys watching and playing sports. He is a big Green Bay Packers, Milwaukee Bucks, and Milwaukee Brewers fan. He also enjoys hanging out and watching shows on Netflix.
Since February 2017 Tori has been a part of the staff at FUPC. She grew up in the Quad Cities, and has a passion to reach the area children and families with the Gospel, so that they will know the love of Christ and want to serve Him!
With a B.A. in Educational Ministries-Children’s Ministry from Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, IL, Tori has been deeply involved in children’s ministry for over 12 years, and has had two children’s ministry internships. She was also an Awana Missionary Appointee for 2 years and was a children’s ministry assistant. One of her favorite D.L. Moody quotes is “If I could relive my life I would devote my entire ministry to reaching children for God!”
Tori enjoys craft projects, every moment she can have on the Mississippi River, and spending time with her family and friends.
Tori is excited to see how God works in the lives of the children and families at FUPC!
Anna grew up attending First United Presbyterian Church and has been the administrator since 2013. She has two bachelor degrees from Olivet Nazarene University in biology and art and digital media. Anna also serves as a volunteer in the youth ministry. In her free time she enjoys painting, photography, and gardening.
Worship Music Accompanist
Lisa Mizeur has been the worship music accompanist at First United Presbyterian since fall of 2000. She has been playing some sort of church music off and on (mainly on) since she was in jr. high. She has accompanied Sunday school openings, Sunday morning and evening services plus children, youth and adult choirs and choruses. She has also led children’s choir and youth choruses, bells and puppets. She is very thankful for all the opportunities she has here at First United Presbyterian and her hometown church, Trinity Lutheran of Lanark Illinois
Lisa is a graduate of Augustana college with an education degree. She’s been married since 1983 to Scott and the proud mom of Matt and Nic.