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Pastors & Staff

Rev. Dr. Julia Wharff Piermont

Senior Pastor

Julia was ordained in 1990. She served in three churches before coming to Worthington Presbyterian Church. Julia loves music of all kinds and plays the piano and French horn. She also enjoys movies, reading, photography and traveling. Julia also enjoys golfing with her husband, Dennis. She has two grown step-sons, a teenaged step-daughter and two grandchildren. 

Rev. Dr. Thomas F. Rice

Pastor for Discipleship

Tom holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Harvard University, a Master of Divinity degree from Princeton Theological Seminary, and a Doctorate of Ministry from Columbia Theological Seminary. Tom has led mission trips to the Yucatan Peninsula (Mexico), Cuba, Jamaica, and to many parts of the United States. Tom’s wife Betsy is also an ordained minister. Tom and Betsy have two sons—Daniel and Andrew. 

Rev. Betsy Rice

Pastor for Member Ministries

Betsy graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics in 1986 and earned a Master of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary in 1992. Prior to WPC she served for seven years as Parish Associate for pastoral care at First Presbyterian Church of Royal Oak, Michigan. She was a Supply Preacher for the Presbytery of Detroit, for 16 years and for nine years, served as a member or Co-Chair on the Committee on Preparation for Ministry. In her first call, Betsy served as an Associate Pastor at Fox Valley Presbyterian Church, Geneva, Illinois for seven years. Her husband is Rev. Tom Rice, and they have two sons—Daniel and Andrew. 

Rev. R.Kevin Horrigan

Parish Associate for Visitation

Kevin Horrigan joins WPC as a part-time parish associate. Kevin is a Presbyterian minister who has served churches in Ashtabula and Champaign counties. Upon retiring six years ago, he and his wife, Christina, moved to Mansfield to be near their two grandchildren. Kevin is a graduate of Kenyon College and Princeton Theological Seminary. His volunteer service during his retirement has included singing in the choir and serving on the mission committee of First Congregational Church in Mansfield; teaching in nature education programs at Malabar Elementary and Gorman Nature Center in Mansfield; serving as an herb gardener at Kingwood Center; and participating in the Mansfield Y Running Club 

WPC Staff

David Rives

Director of Music

Nick Robison

Director of Youth Ministries

Jenni Whitford

Director of Children's Ministries

Carrie Houk

Preschool Director

Eric McLaughlin

Executive Administrator

Dr. Stephen Jacoby


Russ Nagy

New Connections Music Leader

Melissa Robol

Chapel Pianist

Shine Robison

Youth Worship Leader

Jennifer Fry

Handbell & Cherub Choir Director

Michael Tyler II


Dave Matthias

Facilities Manager

Mildred Gain

Finance Manager

Lori Trevethan


Jen Edse

Communications Coordinator

Tiffany Ramos

Nursery Caregiver

Emerson Greuling

A/V Technician

Andrew DeWeese

A/V Technician

Elisa Perkins

Administrative Assistant

Larry Shepherd

Head Custodian

Suzanne Guy

Interim Food Service Coordinator