Pastor & Leaders


Rev. Tyler Bayless, Pastor

Pastor Tyler is honored to serve at First Presbyterian and be a part of the community of Toronto. He was called to be our Pastor in October of 2015. He has an undergraduate degree from Youngstown State University and a Masters of Divinity from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. In addition to serving the church, he also serves on the Board of Director's Beaver Creek Church Camp and, previously, at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. Prior to being called to First Presbyterian, he served churches in Penn Hills, Pennsylvania and Wellsville, Ohio. Pastor Tyler resides in Toronto with his wife, Molly, and their daughter, Ava. 


Virginia Popson, Financial Secretary


Deborah Close, Administrative Assistant


Craig McCasland, Director of Music


Karen Shell, Rehearsal Accompanist


Ben Beswick, Clerk of Session


Session Members

 Class of 2018                 Class of 2019                 Class of 2020

 Paul Barnes                       Dolores Boggs                  Mark Holtzman

 Shirley Clegg                     Connie Crawford             Judy Miller

 Robert Owen                     David Savastone              Terry Wolter




Class of 2018                 Class of 2019                 Class of 2020

Joann Barnes                    Bill Beswick                      Kevin Gillis

Roger Lewis                       Julie Stovarsky                Joe Shimmel

Ed Weidger                        Bonnie Wilson                 Mary Ann Stovarsky