Ann Rathbun Joins the FPC Staff


First Presbyterian Church of Dallas will welcome Ann Rathbun this April as its new Director of Congregational Care. Ann is a cradle Presbyterian and grew up at First Presbyterian Church in Amarillo, Texas. She was a middle school teacher, has worked in long term care and hospice, and was a college professor for 18 years.  She has worked with people of all ages (from elementary school aged children to older adults). She taught college students at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, Morehead State University in Kentucky, and Texas Woman’s University. Most recently, Ann worked with the Women’s Chorus of Dallas. Ann holds a Ph.D. in Health Studies from Texas Woman’s University and has several Texas teaching certificates. She is also a Mayo Clinic trained Wellness Coach.  She enjoys watching Texas Aggie football (Whoop!), cooking, entertaining friends and family, and sharing time with others. According to Ann, “Connecting with all kinds of people is a joy and a privilege.” Her partner, Sharon Denham, is a Professor of Nursing at TWU-Dallas campus.