First Presbyterian Church
500 East Fth Avenue
Mitchell, SD 57301

Pastor Rebecca Gresham Kesner

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Worship Service - 10:30 AM - September - May
9:30 AM - June, July, August
Adult Bible Study & Childen's Sunday School - September - May - 9:00 AM


Hi I am Rebecca Gresham-Kesner but you can call me Becca. I am a "Jersey Girl" by birth; I grew up at the Jersey shore and still enjoy the ocean. I have two brothers, one sister, and a gaggle of nieces and nephews. My mom is one of my heroes. 

I graduated from Louisville Seminary last year with a Master of Divinity and a Master of Arts in Spirituality from Bellarmine University. My undergraduate work in Religious Studies was completed at Montclair State University in NJ. I worked for a brief time in the film and video production industry. 

My call to ministry has been an adventure; I never anticipated this would be my life and now I can't imagine it any other way. I am married to Paul and we have one daughter, LG. We also have two family pets Trinity the dog and Paper Cut the cat. You can ask me about the cat's name when we meet! I have spent an incredible amount of time in church basements working with youth groups and Sunday school kids. While I adore working with children of all ages, these days I find myself passionate about connecting all generations of the church so that we can all learn from each other. I was deeply moved by reading about Jesus' life and it has changed how I live.  I can often be found immersed in a book or documentary about people of faith. I enjoy getting to know people's stories, so I tend to ask a lot of questions.

In my free time you can find me being creative. I enjoy doing crafts, making Italian food, writing, the arts (especially theatre) and cake decorating. Paul and I both like photography and take most of our family pictures, which is why there isn't one of all three of us! As a family we enjoy camping, going to the movies, and  game nights.

Church Programs
Fellowship Programs
  • Sunday School - preschool to adult
  • Vacation Bible School
  • Lael Women's Circle
  • Evening Bible Study
  • Mitchell Ministerial Association
  • Prayer Chain
  • Mission Support
  • Community Lenten Services
  • Children's Christmas Program
  • Special events, meals, & meetings
  • Fall Rummage Sale
  • Meals on Wheels Volunteers
  • Food Pantry
  • Potluck Sunday
  • Cookie Sunday
  • Easter Breakfast
  • Monthly women's luncheon
  • Monthly men's breakfast
  • Youth Group