Annett Richey

Annett is a native of Pueblo and makes all the things in the office run smoothly.

Admin Assistant

Rev. Dr. Ben Keller

Pastor Ben grew up in Thornton and Arvada, Colorado and graduated from Arvada West High School. He has a BA in Psychology from the University of Northern Colorado; a Master in Divinity from University of Dubuque Theological School; and Doctor in Ministry with an emphasis is Executive Leadership from Denver Seminary. In addition to creativity and visionary leadership, he brings expertise in the area of pastoral care as a Board Certified Chaplain and Board Certified Thanatologist. He is happily married to his soulmate the Rev. Samantha Keller and they have an adorable Pembroke Welsh Corgi named Monty. Pastor Ben loves to ski and is a gourmet cook often pairing new recipes with his own selection of home-brewed ales and wines. If he’s not at the church or in a kitchen, he’s likely riding his electric bike or strumming the guitar.

D.Min., BCC, CT – Senior Pastor/Head of Staff

Rev. Samantha Keller, M.Div

Samantha is originally form Kirksville, MO and graduated with a BA in Spanish from Mid America Nazarene College in Olathe, KS. She has a Master of Divinity from Fuller Seminary. She brings many years of experience in ministry and in the field of Christian Education and pastoral leadership in churches of many sizes. She is also trained interim pastor and conflict mediator. She has a passion for God’s children of all ages.

Interim Director of Children’s Ministry

Karen Brooks Rhea

Karen helps keep us all in compliance, pays the bills, and helps to manage our creative and at times a bit unruly staff. She’s married to Scott, the mother of some great young men, and is a serious video gamer. She an alum of CU – Boulder (Go Buffs!).

Office Manager/ Finances

Ken Glaeser

Ken first started playing the organ for church when he was just 9 years old. With his sights set on becoming one of the best in the field, he attended Julliard in New York for organ performance. After a short spell, he realized that the level of competition required was beginning to crush his love for playing. He switched gears, moved back to his native Colorado Springs and received a degree in interior design from U.C.C.S. while continuing his Organ Studies under Dr. J.Julius Baird at Colorado College. Ken is the co-owner of Bing Promotional Products headquartered in Colorado Springs. In addition to many years of expertise on the organ and directing music, Ken is very proficient on the piano and enjoys a wide variety of music from contemporary to classical.


Cindy Henderson

Cindy grew up in Colorado Springs and has an amazing passion for youth. She leads a gifted group of youth leaders and adult advisers and can be found with our youth at the local soup kitchen, riding bikes, going to the mountains, or providing a listening ear at a local coffee shop. Cindy is also a primary vocalist for our contemporary praise band.

Youth Programs Coordinator

Nancy Smith

Pastor Nancy is a Speech and Language Pathologist with years of providing compassionate caregiving as a Stephen Ministry leader. She is Commissioned Pastor (a Commissioned Ruling Elder) who provides her compassionate care to those who are hospitalized and those unable to get to worship. As a trained Stephen Ministry leader, Nancy also lends her expertise and coaching to this very valuable program here at First Presbyterian.

Commissioned Pastor for Care and Stephen Ministries