Rev. Madden and her family are all native Kansans. Pastor Angela was born in Wichita. Jack Scott, her husband of 16 years, was born here in Winfield, and their 6 year old son, Major Everett Scott was born in Pratt. She graduated from Northwest High, Wichita State University (with a degree in International Studies and a Minor in French), Washburn Law School and Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. Her first call was to serve the General Assembly as an Associate for Ecumenical and Mission Partnership. Rev. Angela has preached around the world--in places like Lebanon and Egypt! She was Pastor of Pratt Presbyterian Church for four years and First Presbyterian Church Willoughby, Ohio before coming back to Kansas. Her International Studies background and experiences as a Young Adult Mission Volunteer bring us a global perspective. She has served as Moderator of the Presbytery of Southern Kansas in 2009 and Chair of the Council in 2010; and has also chaired the Presbytery's Committee on Church Order for 2 years and is a member of the Presbytery Council. Their family has welcomed a Golden Retriever named 'Monk' and 2 rag-doll cats named Pinky and Cali.
Cathy Royston is our Administrative Assistant. With over 30 years experience in the non-profit area, Cathy has a vast knowledge of working with volunteers, record keeping, promotion, project planning and has quite a bit of knowledge in the computer design area. Cathy and her husband Ralph have lived in Winfield 11 years. Of their 6 children there are currently 3 still at home along with 1 cat.
Cathy also serves as the Clerk of Session and Records for the church.
Nikki Kirk is Director of Music at Winfield First Presbyterian Church where she directs the Chancel Choir, Handbell Choir, and coordinates other special performances for worship services. In addition to her duties as Director of Music, she is also a music educator in the Arkansas City Public Schools and is an active member of many professional music organizations. Mrs. Kirk’s previous music experience includes serving as Director of Music at Coffeyville First United Methodist Church, teaching music, band, and choir in the Coffeyville USD 445 public schools, and serving as an instructor at Coffeyville Community College. She received her BA in Music Education while studying trumpet and voice from Glenville State College (Glenville, WV). As a performer, she has performed at the National Trumpet Competition in Washington DC and performed as a trumpet and vocal soloist at numerous events in the Eastern and Midwestern regions of the U.S. She is an active composer, arranger, adjudicator, and clinician as well as a drill designer for various marching bands. She resides in Arkansas City with her husband Jeremy (professor of music at Southwestern College), son Clark (future percussionist), and daughter Chloe (projected to be a future singer based on infant lung capacity).
Winfield First Presbyterian Church
1101 Millington * Winfield,, Ks. 67156 * (620) 221-4500
Cassandra N. Rudolph Penka is our Christian Education Discipleship Development/Youth & Church Life Coordinator. Cassandra accepted her call to this full-time ministry position in November 2017. She has extensive experience, educational college training in elementary education and a palpable joy of the Spirit. She looks forward to leading and teaching children, teens and adults. She also is excited to coordinate and sustain the growing outreach and events that foster mission, fellowship, relationships and a place of belonging for all ages. Cassandra loves Bible study and being able to study the reformed interpretations of scriptures, both old and new. She has served the PCUSA as a spiritual leader in various called capacities: Youth director for five years at First Presbyterian Blackwell, Christian Education Committee chair and director, ruling elder, commissioner to Presbytery, and she served the national church family as commissioner to the 222nd General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church USA. She has many talents and is eager to share her artistic, communication and imaginative volunteer skills. Cassandra and her husband Ryan have 6 children with 5 currently still in the home.
Come experience what Christ is creating at 1101 Millington and enjoy the vitality of a warm and welcoming faith family.