On November 15, 2022 First Presbyterian Church welcomed Reverend Casey vanderBent (or Pastor Casey, as he prefers to be called) as our Intentional Transitional Pastor, following the departure of our settled pastors, Heidi and Greg Bolt. Pastor Casey is an ordained Congregational minister (with the National Association of Congregational Christian Churches) who was specially vetted by the Presbytery of the Twin Cities Area and granted permission to serve churches of the Presbytery as an interim. He has served churches in Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, and Ohio as a settled pastor, intentional transitional pastor (aka interim), or as a mediation consultant. He also served as the chief executive of the NACCC in an interim capacity. A 2000 graduate of United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities, Pastor Casey lives in St. Croix Beach, MN with his wife Teresa and their two cats, Ernie and Pippin. Their adult son (Abraham) and daughter (Abigail) live in Minneapolis.