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Pastor Debra MusgravePastor Debra Cox

Debra knew from early childhood that she would be active and spend her life working in the church.  Originally she planned on working as a church musician, and, in fact, started her college education at Columbia College, SC, as a music major.  Gradually she realized that her true calling was to be a minister.   After receiving her music degree from Columbia, she attended and graduated from Princeton Theological Seminary.

Debra was ordained and became our pastor in the fall of 2008.  She is passionate about God, scripture, and the local church.  One of her more obvious strengths is quality, scripture-based sermons.   We are very fortunate to have her as our pastor.

Organist Tom GlewOrganist Tom Glew

Tom is a member of our church and also an engineer at Harris Corporation.  Tom began playing the organ as backup in 2005 and became the full time organist in 2008.  He is a talented musician and in addition to playing the organ, he also sings and plays multiple instruments for the Sonrise Band.

Music Director Patti LoydMusic Director Patti Loyd

Patti is a member of the church and director of our music program.  She has a Bachelor of Music degree from California State University, Northridge, and Masters studies at the University of Missouri, Kansas City.   In addition to directing our choir, she also leads our Sonrise Band where she sings and plays keyboard.

Secretary Gloria WaveringOffice Administrator/Secretary Victoria Gentry

Victoria Gentry, our Office Administrator started with us in February of 2015.


On May 8, 2015 Victoria graduated from AIU Online with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Visual Communications - majoring in web design.  She graduated Summa Cum Laude.

In her spare time she enjoys being with family, cooking, reading, and designing websites.

Lay Pastor Monia YustComissioned Lay Pastor Monia Yust

Monia was commissioned as lay pastor and began work within First Presbyterian of Palm Bay’s congregation in July 2005.  She completed her Commissioned Lay Pastor training through the University of Dubuque Theological Seminary on-line program.  Her call focuses on pastoral care to the homebound and ill within our church family, but she also preaches and fulfills other duties under the direction of the pastor and session.

Prior to becoming a CLP, Monia served as an elder and deacon working on many committees, but always with a passion for missions.   She is presently active on the Mission Development Committee of the Presbytery and within the Brevard Indian River Presbyterian Mission Committee.

Monia has a bachelor’s degree in nursing and masters in health services administration.  She is a registered nurse working part time with hospice.

    Bookkeeper / Susan Clark


Sue has been a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Palm Bay for 26 years and has been their bookkeeper for the last 3 years.  She has much experience working as a bookkeeper for her husband Brian, when they ran their own realty office.  Sue and Brian have three daughters.


Sue still would rather cook than go to restaurants. Two of the girls are living in Palm Bay and one is attending Colorado State. The couple loves to cruise, go to the mountains, and spend time with the family.