Our Pastor

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Renee grew up in Clarksville, Tennessee and graduated from Austin Peay State University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 1988. She then worked for a year as an R.N. at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville before moving to Memphis, TN in order to attend Memphis Theological Seminary. At that time she thought her calling was to medical missionary work. By the end of her seminary career, however, she accepted a call as Associate Pastor to a congregation in Marshall, Texas. Since then she has felt that her call to ministry is to serve churches as solo pastor.

In 2002 Renee graduated from Memphis Theological Seminary with a Doctor of Ministry degree. Her concentration was in preaching. From 2007-2014 she attended the University of Missouri-Kansas where she studied comparative world religions and sociology in the Interdisciplinary Ph.D. program.

Before coming to Kentucky, Renee served churches in Missouri for a total of  eighteen years.  From 2006-2014, Renee was an adjunct faculty member at the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg, MO, teaching courses such as: Gender and Religions and Comparative World Religions.

Renee is married to Jerry Meyer, who has been a family practice physician for the last forty-three years. He retired from active practice in 2016. Renee has one daughter, Courtney Fall who resides in Kansas City with her husband, Davey and their daughter, Willow.

Rev. Meyer has been pastor of First Presbyterian Church, Murray since June 2014. On September 14, 2014, Western Kentucky Presbytery formally installed her as pastor.