Meredith Alspach joined FPC Staff in May 2021 as Director of Youth and Families! Meredith has served as the Director of Faith Formation at First Presbyterian Church, Richland, since 2015. She was instrumental, with past FPC youth director, Rob Bradford, in forming the Kalamazoo County-wide youth group and has been working with the youth for the since 2015. She has a deep passion for children and youth, and believes totally in their importance to and full participation in the life of the church. She has participated in and taken leadership in the National Association of Presbyterian Church Educators (APCE) organization, including serving as a resource for other educators regarding all new PC(USA) curriculum offerings, and leading a workshop on re-imagining youth ministry at the national APCE conference.