Church Staff

Rev. Emily Riley Campbell

Senior Minister

Duration: 2006 – Present
Phone: 734-453-6464, ext: 113

Appointed as Senior Minister, effective June 26, 2019, Emily’s role here at the church includes a little bit of everything: preaching, worship leadership, Bible teacher and pastoral care. She is also the pastoral liaison for the Deacons, all Mission Committees, and the Christian Nurture committee.

Emily was born and brought up in Sewickley, Pennsylvania (a suburb of Pittsburgh). She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the College of Wooster in Wooster, Ohio. Following that degree, Emily received her Master of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary in 1996. She was ordained in June of 1997. For five years, Emily served as the Associate Pastor for St. Paul’s Parish Church in Milngavie, (a suburb of Glasgow, Scotland).

Emily met her husband, Doug, at seminary (he is also a Presbyterian minister currently serving as the Executive Director of Hope Medical Clinic in Ypsilanti). After their marriage in July of 1997, the couple relocated to Scotland and lived there for 9 years residing first in Glasgow and later in Edinburgh. Both of their children, Sarah and Hannah, were born in Scotland.

Emily loves to travel, read, cook, watch movies, and spend time with family and friends.

Rev. Ashley S. Ashley

Associate Minister

Duration: Began Dec. 1, 2020
Phone: 734-453-6464, ext: 112

Ashley joined FPCP on Dec. 1st, 2020 upon completion of her dual Master of Divinity at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary and Master of Social Work at The University of Pittsburgh.

In her new role as Associate Pastor, Ashley will work closely with the Deacons and with Christian Nurture activities.  In addition to preaching regularly, Ashley will provide pastoral care and support to FPCP’s members.

On Sunday, May 23rd, 2021, Ashley was ordained as a Minister of Word and Sacrament, also known as a Teaching Elder, in a worship service hosted by Pittsburgh Presbytery at the Cross Roads Presbyterian Church in Monroeville, PA.  This was the congregation Ashley served as the Director of Youth & Young Adult Ministries prior to seminary.

Ashley and her husband Brendan moved to Plymouth from Pittsburgh, PA.  Their family includes their cat (Augie, which is short for Augustine, like the church father). Ashley and Brendan spend their time reading, repeatedly watching the television show “The Office,” and playing board games. Recently, Ashley took up boxing, and has found it to be a fun workout and a great stress release. As a native Washingtonian, Ashley especially loves coffee, and she has already deemed the mocha at the Plymouth Coffee Bean as delicious. Ashley also enjoys exploring local neighborhoods, and she is looking forward to hearing about all the places to enjoy around here. 

Chris DuPont

Upper Room Director of Worship and Creative Arts

Duration: 2022 – Present

My name is Chris DuPont, and I am the new Director of Worship Arts for the Upper Room Service. I’ve been a church musician for most of my life, and am excited to be serving the community of First Presybterian! You’ll often see me singing alongside Kylee Phillips, who is already a beloved member of the team. I love creating a space that’s inviting and reflective. In addition to playing modern worship songs, I love rearranging hymns, and bringing their richness into a new format.

When I’m not in church, I am often writing, recording, or performing my own original music. I play shows all around Michigan and occasionally tour through the midwest. I am a father of two sons, Leo and Felix. I love brewing coffee and cooking for people. I also love skateboarding, traveling, reading novels, and watching Star Wars.

Laura Craig

Children’s Ministry Director

Duration: 2022 – Present
Phone: 734-453-6464, ext. 110

My name is Laura Craig. I have been working with children for 15 years, in schools, camps and churches. I oversee all children’s programs from birth to 5th grade. I train and recruit volunteers for Sunday School, oversee the nursery coordinator, develop the yearly calendar and budget for children’s ministries. As well as plan special events for children like Vacation Bible School. I love being able to work closely with families in helping them develop their child’s faith.

I lived in Buffalo, NY most of my life before I moved to Michigan for college. I graduated with a Bachelors of Youth Ministry and a Master of Education Degree in Higher Education. My husband David and I were married in August of 2020. In my free time my husband and I like to travel, watch movies, golf and go to the beach.

Stewart Dodge

Church Business Administrator

Duration: 2013 – Present
Phone: 734-453-6464, ext. 116

Stu grew up in Plymouth, he was baptized, and confirmed at FPCP and has attended here his entire life.  He received his Bachelor of Science degree from Eastern Michigan University in Business Administration.  His career has focused on financial and HR management making his employment at FPCP a perfect fit.

Stu is responsible for coordinating the Church budget and for all committee financial and budgeting tasks and works with the independent outside CPA firm. He reconciles all Church financial records, prepares Church financial statements, and consults with FPCP’s Finance Committee. Stu also works closely with the HR Committee, administering HR policies, staff records and day to day administrative needs.

He is married to his wife Sandy, also a member at FPCP and they have a son Andrew who married Autumn in 2022.  In addition to his full-time work at FPCP, he serves on the Finance and HR committees and has been a counter for over 30 years.  He loves to travel, follow politics, is still an optimistic Detroit sports fan, and to spend time with family, friends, and his grand dogs.

Jennifer Hollebrands

Information Administrator

Duration: 2021 – present
Phone: ext. 115

Hi, I am Jennifer Hollebrands. I am an Eastern Michigan University graduate with a degree in Language, Literature, and Writing. I grew up as the daughter of a Nazarene pastor in South Haven, MI. Thus, I am accustomed to life in a church and the culture that comes with it. I am thrilled to be working in this environment and to be helping to further God’s work! You can find me in the office that reads “Publications Dept. should you need help with anything! Also, I will be the one collecting announcements for the weekly bulletin and Friday’s email.


I look forward to getting to know all of you through our interactions!

Sierris Smith

Technology Administrator

Duration: 2022 – Present
Phone: 734-453-6464, ext. 111

My name is Sierris Smith. I graduated from Ferris State University with my Bachelor’s in Computer Information Systems with 2 Associate degrees in Applied Science and Criminal Justice. In my free time, I enjoy: cosplaying, cooking, traveling, golfing, dancing, and being around my friends and family.

As the new Technology Administrator, I will be overseeing and supporting the technology requirements of the church, such as: helping with the new church website, setting up Zoom carts/meetings for Bible studies and committees, and tech support for worship and special services and events

Pam Howard

Calendar Coordinator

Duration: 2021 – Present

Hi, I am Pam Howard and I have recently retired from U of M where I was the Residency Coordinator “Mom” for 28 Pathology residents. In addition to supporting the Program Directors, I managed the day to day accreditation requirements, licensing, rotation schedules and planned close to 100 interviews for new residents every year. Pam will be working part time at the church taking care of the calendar, scheduling rooms and events. Please contact her at if you need anything.

Sue Scott

Sue Scott

Organist and Handbell Director

Duration: 1983 – Present
Phone: 734-453-6464

Sue is responsible for musically leading the Sanctuary congregation in group worship and setting the tone and style of the service. She assists brides in constructing the musical portion of their worshipful wedding service. She also directs the Joyful Ringers Handbell choir, leading them to higher levels of musicality and skills, which includes regional festivals and workshops.

Sue began piano lessons at age five and advanced to the organ in high school, taking her first church position as a junior in high school. She’s served as organist in two American Baptist churches and a Lutheran Church in America church before coming to First Presbyterian Church of Plymouth in 1983.

Sue is married to the love of her life and has two grown children, three grandchildren and four step-grandchildren. They all play an important part in her life.

Sue is a buyer for a syndicated catalog company and travels much of the first two months of the year. Although she loves travel, she’s happiest when she’s at the incredible organ at FPCP.

Sharon Smith

Sharon K. Smith

Assistant Organist/Accompanist

Duration: 2001 – Present
Phone: 734-453-6464

In her role as Accompanist, Sharon supports the Chancel Choir and the Children’s choirs, as well as provides accompaniment for special music services and featured musicians. In her role as Assistant Organist, she supports the Sanctuary worship service several Sundays per year, as well as provides music for occasional weddings and funerals. Sharon is also the Director and Accompanist for the Fifth Season Women’s Ensemble.

Sharon attended Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee as a Piano major. She then attended Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan, also as a Piano major.

Sharon is married to Jerry Smith, Director of Music at FPCP. They have three children: Darrell, Kimberly (Swan) and Carole (Moon), and five grandchildren: Rebecca and Tyler Smith, Madison Moon, and Devon and Nathan Swan.

Sharon has been a piano teacher for over 40 years. She thoroughly enjoys being a grandmother, and is very closely involved in the lives of her family. Apart from music, Sharon’s other special interests include reading, cooking and shopping.