Chris was raised in southern New Jersey and attended Allegheny College where he met his wife, Liz. Liz taught middle school science. They have been married for 8 years and have two children; Aletheia is three (and a third) years old and Judah is two. Evangeline is due in August. Samson, a yellow lab completes their family. Chris attended Reformed Theological Seminary and has his Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership from Johnson University. The DiVietros like to hike, garden, watch sports and read.
Kim-Marie is the FPC Business Manager. She has college degrees and coursework in several subjects not even vaguely relevant to the job. (But she has them and her father should be proud.) Kim-Marie moved to the area from Colorado where she was head bookkeeper for a small accounting firm and also owned a business where she was a graphic designer and educated small businesses on effective marketing techniques. She has more than a brushing acquaintance with going on short-term missions, having participated in projects on three continents — mostly while using construction equipment, but at least once she spent several weeks teaching orphans how NOT to slide into home plate. Kim-Marie’s goals here include reorganizing the office and procedures so things run smoothly, and generally attempting to be the sunny face of First Presbyterian. (Coffee helps. So much.) (So, so much.)
Rev. Dr. Rick Hampton
Pastor of Visitation
Rick Hampton has served in the Christian ministry as a pastor, pastoral counselor and Christian Ministry director. In addition, he has served as a therapist, family and adolescent, student assistance program coordinator and drug and alcohol counselor. In the early days of his career he was a public school teacher in PA and NY. He has college and seminary training as well as extensive supervised clinical training in pastoral counseling and D & A counseling.
Rick and Nancy Hampton have lived and served in the Reading area for over 34 years. They raised their two children here. Their children Lisa Hampton Barber and Caleb Hampton and their spouses have given them four grandchildren. Nancy, a retired Reading string teacher, and Rick continue to live in the Reading area and continue to serve as volunteers in various endeavors and in church. They love the area and their church family and look forward to reaching out in this capacity.
Director of Music
David grew up in Bloomsburg, PA and has been involved in Church music his whole life. He has lived in Berks County for more than 30 years. Inspired by his father, a veteran church organist, David is delighted to be returning to his Presbyterian roots. He earned a Church Music Certificate from Lebanon Valley College, and has served multiple churches in our area.
David lives in the Oley Valley with his wife Roberta and daughter Jennifer and loves working with a congregation that is blessed with a wealth of musical talent.
Director of Youth & Children’s Ministry
Native New Yorkers, Mike and his wife Rachel met in college and were married in 1999. They have three sons:Christopher (age 11), Simon (age 8) and Elliott (age 3). After working as a chemist since graduation in 1997, Mike left his job in 2003 to pursue a career in youth ministry and received his MDiv from Evangelical Seminary in 2009. In September 2014, he stepped down from full time ministry to be a full time stay at home dad/house husband. His family feels blessed to have been called to serve at First Pres. They would like to thank everyone for welcoming and encouraging them as they transition into this new church family.