Eastminster Presbyterian

Church

Hearts, Hands, Heads for Christ in Service and Celebration

Interim Pastor

Scott Solether

 

Born and raised in Ohio, Scott is no stranger to the Midwest.  Reverend Solether is a graduate of Asbury College in Wilmore, Kentucky, with a major in Christian Education and a Vocal Performance Minor.  He did his graduate work at Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary and holds a doctoral degree from the Institute for Worship Studies in Orange Park, Florida. 

 

Over his 36 years of ministry, Dr. Solether has served churches in Michigan (White Pigeon and Palmyra), West Virginia (Moundsville), Tennessee (Jonesborough), Indiana (Portland), Kansas (Great Bend), and North Carolina (Rocky Mount).  For much of that time he was an installed pastor.  He has also served as a Designated pastor and entered the interim ministry several years ago.

    

Missions have always been a part of his ministry.  Dr. Solether has taken mission trips to Brazil, the Philippines, Mexico, and Alaska as well as trips around the country. 

    

Pastor Solether is married to Tammy and has three adult children - Brandon, Kenton, and Cameron.  Tammy and Scott are blessed to have three grandchildren - Chucky, Chase, and Persephone. 

 


Church Secretary

Mary Fulkerson


Mary is a native of Evansville.  She attended Central High School and Lockyear Business College. 


She is an integral part of the Eastminster Staff and takes on many rolls, including but not limited to, administrative and bookkeeping. 


Mary’s hobbies include walking, reading and gardening.  Most of her free time is spent with her family -  which includes husband - Norm, two daughters - Jamie & Sasha, one son - Trey, and three grandchildren - Zach, Gabby & Jackson.


"My role in the life of EPC is always busy, but I am so blessed to be a part of this church family and serve in the capacity in which I do.  I am honored to not only be on staff but to be a vital member of the congregation as well.  I believe that Eastminster has enriched my life personally and spiritually and I am so blessed to call Eastminster my home!”



Director of Music

Alanna Keenan


Dr. Alanna Keenan, is assistant professor of voice at the University of Evansville.  She holds a Bachelor of Music in vocal performance from Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa, and Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees in vocal performance with a minor in musicology from Louisiana State University. Prior to joining the U of E faculty she taught at Franciscan University in Steubenville, Ohio, where she directed the vocal program and taught courses in performance, music history, diction, and aural skills.


Dr. Keenan is an active performer both in recital, opera, and oratorio. Among the roles she has sung are Mother Marie (Dialogue of the Carmelites), Mrs. McClean (Susannah), Cathleen (Riders to the Sea), Hermia (A Midsummer Night’s Dream), Marcellina (Le nozze di Figaro), and the title role in Carmen. Oratorio credits include Saint-Saëns’s Christmas Oratorio, Vivaldi’s Gloria, Fauré’s Requiem, Handel’s Messiah, and Schubert’s Mass in G. Alanna has recently appeared as a soloist with OvreArts, the Pittsburgh Festival Orchestra, and choir of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.


She is a full member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing.


  


Youth Director/Pastoral Assistant

Trey Fulkerson


Trey is a native of Evansville and has been a part of the Eastminster family his entire life.  After graduating from North High School in 2012, he officially united with Eastminster and was baptized in the faith.  Since Trey had spent many years involved in the Eastminster youth group and displayed great leadership skills, it seemed only natural that when the need arose in the fall of 2012 that he would become the part-time Youth Director. In September 2017 he became our full-time Youth Director/Pastoral Assistant.


Trey has studied French and German at the University of Southern Indiana and has visited friends in the Czech Republic several times.  In his free time he enjoys fitness and sports as well as spending as much time at the church with the youth group as possible.



Director of Christian Education

Erin Tipton


Erin graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor’s degree in Education, and she received a Master’s degree in Reading Education from Miami of Ohio.  Erin has 13 years teaching experience (1st grade, 2nd grade, 5th grade and Title 1 Reading).


She and her husband, Dan, have three sons -  Adam, Evan, and Owen.


Erin’s interests include spending time with family, gardening for butterflies, exercising, bird-watching, and taking care of their chickens -Heihei and Hermione.

     


Organist

Rachel Luttrull


Rachel is a native of Evansville, and lives here now with her husband Ben and their dog Joplin.  Rachel is active in the Evansville chapter of the American Guild of Organists and the Evansville Horn Choir.


Rachel has studied organ with Dr. Douglas Reed, Robert Nicholls, and Helen Skuggedal Reed. She has a degree in Computer Science from USI and also works as a programmer at Atlas Van Lines. In her spare time, Rachel teaches lessons on piano and organ and enjoys playing the horn and accordion, baking, learning new things, and practicing.