Staff LEADERSHIP

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IRPC staff

Indian River Presbyterian Church (IRPC) is blessed to have a staff leadership team who are truly dedicated to Christ and accomplishing His will. Following are brief bio's of our staff and their qualifications for ministry.

Tim Norton

Lead Pastor

Contact Tim at tim@irpcfamily.org or at (772) 464-4263 ext. 105.

On July 19th, Tim Norton was voted by the IRPC Congregation to be its new Lead Pastor and began his tenure on Sunday, September 6th.  For information about Tim and his wife Kendra, please click the links below.

Introductory Letter from Pastor Tim

Introductory Video from Tim & Kendra Norton

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Contact Tim at tim@irpcfamily.org or at (772) 464-4263 ext. 105.

On July 19th, Tim Norton was voted by the IRPC Congregation to be its new Lead Pastor and began his tenure on Sunday, September 6th.  For information about Tim and his wife Kendra, please click the links below.

Introductory Letter from Pastor Tim

Introductory Video from Tim & Kendra Norton

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Alex Hagenbaumer

Director of Student & Young Adult Ministries

Contact Alex at alex@irpcfamily.org or at (772) 464-4263 ext. 114.

Alex has served on staff at IRPC since 2016 and has a great passion to see 6th - 12th grade students and young adults continue to grow in their relationship with God and with one another. For more information about these ministries, visit our Youth Ministry and Young Adults pages.


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Contact Alex at alex@irpcfamily.org or at (772) 464-4263 ext. 114.

Alex has served on staff at IRPC since 2016 and has a great passion to see 6th - 12th grade students and young adults continue to grow in their relationship with God and with one another. For more information about these ministries, visit our Youth Ministry and Young Adults pages.


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Larry Brown

Contemporary Music Director

Contact Larry at laral1013@gmail.com or at (772) 270-1526.

Larry Brown has been leading worship music in Saint Lucie County churches since 2002. He has a rich history with IRPC, and returned to a staff position here in the summer of 2018. He views his role as an opportunity to invite people into God’s presence to see what HE wants to do in their lives.

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Contact Larry at laral1013@gmail.com or at (772) 270-1526.

Larry Brown has been leading worship music in Saint Lucie County churches since 2002. He has a rich history with IRPC, and returned to a staff position here in the summer of 2018. He views his role as an opportunity to invite people into God’s presence to see what HE wants to do in their lives.

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Melanie Shrensel

Traditional Music Director

Contact Melanie at melaniejfl@aol.com or at (772) 359-7731.

Melanie Shrensel has been serving in Music Ministry at Indian River Presbyterian Church since 2005 … She loves worshipping God with fellow church musicians and our IRPC church community … Melanie is also a public school elementary music educator … She is married to her husband, Bill, and treasures their golden retriever, Barney.

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Contact Melanie at melaniejfl@aol.com or at (772) 359-7731.

Melanie Shrensel has been serving in Music Ministry at Indian River Presbyterian Church since 2005 … She loves worshipping God with fellow church musicians and our IRPC church community … Melanie is also a public school elementary music educator … She is married to her husband, Bill, and treasures their golden retriever, Barney.

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Al Rivett

Director of Communication & Office Operations

Contact Al at al@irpcfamily.org or at (772) 464-4263 ext. 112.

Al is a Commissioned Lay Pastor (CLP). In addition to pastoral care, he serves as the Director of Communication & Office Operations. He is responsible for day-to-day member communications and office administration.

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Contact Al at al@irpcfamily.org or at (772) 464-4263 ext. 112.

Al is a Commissioned Lay Pastor (CLP). In addition to pastoral care, he serves as the Director of Communication & Office Operations. He is responsible for day-to-day member communications and office administration.

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Cathy Brown

Assistant Director of Office Operations

Contact Cathy at cathy@irpcfamily.org or at (772) 464-4263 ext. 103.

.Cathy has joined the IRPC business office, bringing five years of experience as an Administrative Assistant at a local church. She retired from the St. Lucie County School Board in December 2014, serving as an Elementary Music Specialist for 30 years. She is our Organist and Choir accompanist for Traditional Worship. She also serves the Contemporary Service with Vocals and Keyboard.

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Contact Cathy at cathy@irpcfamily.org or at (772) 464-4263 ext. 103.

.Cathy has joined the IRPC business office, bringing five years of experience as an Administrative Assistant at a local church. She retired from the St. Lucie County School Board in December 2014, serving as an Elementary Music Specialist for 30 years. She is our Organist and Choir accompanist for Traditional Worship. She also serves the Contemporary Service with Vocals and Keyboard.

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Gwen Hagenbaumer

Facility Director

Contact Gwen at gwen@irpcfamily.org or at (772) 464-4263 ext. 110.

Gwen has been on staff since 2005. She has three children. She feels blessed to be working with her youngest, Alex. Gwen is responsible for the maintenance of the facility and grounds.

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Contact Gwen at gwen@irpcfamily.org or at (772) 464-4263 ext. 110.

Gwen has been on staff since 2005. She has three children. She feels blessed to be working with her youngest, Alex. Gwen is responsible for the maintenance of the facility and grounds.

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