Rev. Dr. Woody Berry


Photo: Woody is the one on the right, along with church members, reaching out to folks in the community with warm greetings at the Soybean Festival.


Woody arrived in Mexico as our Interim Pastor on June 1. Woody has pursued special training to help churches transition from a long-time pastorate to a new beginning that is healthy for the new pastor and the congregation. Woody and his wife Jan have served churches in Texas, Colorado, and Kentucky, and are happily pursuing their first work in the great Midwest. Woody loves preaching, teaching, and most of all being a pastor; so he is doing all of those things for us while helping us chart our way forward.

            Woody grew up in Texas, received a B.A. from The University of Texas at Austin, and Master and Doctorate degrees from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary. At the same time Jan completed a B.A. and M.A. in library science from The University of Texas at Austin. They have a grown son and daughter, both of whom now live and work in Austin.

Student Ministries Director

Michael Moore has been here since Fall of 2012. He is from Mexico and graduated from Mexico High School. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri with a degree in Mathematics Education. He completed the Youth Ministry program through Youth Ministry Institute – Midwest in May 2017. He is married to his wife, Vickie, who is a Budget Analyst at University of Missouri Systems. They have one son, Marcus, who is attending Westminster College.

Barb Green

Music Director

Josh Yancey

Choir Director

Eric Meranda


Eric Meranda has been the custodian at the First Presbyterian Church – Mexico since 1994.

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