Service Times 8:30 and 10 am Contemporary, 11:15 am Traditional


Pastoral and Support Staff

Dave Rockness, Pastor/Head of Staff

The Rev. Dr. David F. Rockness (

Dave grew up in Lake Wales, FL, where his father was a Presbyterian pastor and his mother an author and homemaker. He received his college degree from Wheaton College (IL) and completed his graduate work at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Before accepting the call to FPC Mooresville, Dave served churches in Newport Beach, CA, as a youth minister, and Litchfield, CT, as Senior Pastor. He continues to have a strong heart for youth and deeply values our church’s commitment to inter-generational ministry that is Christ-centered and missional oriented.

Dave, together with his wife Jodi, has six daughters- Cassandra, Courtney, Kinnon, Kailie, Ciarra, and Karli. He enjoys travelling with family, reading, jogging, church softball, and is an avid Red Sox fan. Although he has tried to remain neutral in regards to the Carolina NCAA sports scene, his daughter’s recent entrance to NC State may eventually influence his loyalties.

Moses Camacho, Associate Pastor

Reverend Mario Moses Camacho-Greer, known as Moses, is the Associate Pastor of Intergenerational Ministry and Christian Education. With a master's in Human Services Counseling and a Master of Divinity, Moses has served in various church capacities, including youth and college ministries, worship teams, and mission trips across the Caribbean and Central America. His pastoral journey deepened his love for discipleship and his understanding of the heart of Jesus. Married to Rev. Jordin Greer, with their mini Australian shepherd, Eli, Moses enjoys playing music with his guitar and on piano, watching movies, photography, and sports like volleyball or soccer. His mission is to share the boundless love and grace of the Good Shepherd with all whom he encounters and serves.

Marian Dillingham, Business Administrator

Marian Dillingham (

Marian joined the staff of FPC in 2017 as the Business Administrator. She earned a Master's degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting as well as a Bachelor degree in Accounting from Lenior Rhyne University in Hickory, NC. She is married to Johnie, and they have two children; Donavan, a sophomore at Lenior Rhyne University and Josiah, a sophomore at Newton-Conover High School.

David Hamilton, Director of Music

David Hamilton (

David joined the First Presbyterian staff in September of 2023 as the Director of Music. David is happily married to his high school sweetheart Amy. Their four children are Banagher, Linden, Violet, and Amias. David’s career in music began at The North Carolina School of the Arts in Winston-Salem where he received his high school diploma in Voice Performance. He continued his education at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro receiving a Bachelor of Music in Voice Performance. At the Boston Conservatory, he received a Master of Music in Voice Performance and was a member of Pi Kappa Lambda. David’s career in academia includes teaching in both public and private schools. He has taught music and voice to pre-K to senior adults and is currently Professor of Voice at Catawba College. He has also taught diction, vocal pedagogy and repertoire at Catawba. His voice students are currently performing in venues as diverse as "The Voice," to Festival Latino Americano in Charlotte. He has most recently served as Music Director at one of our ECO churches. His performance career has varied—performing in operas as well as presenting recitals in different venues. He’s also been featured as a soloist in oratorio and symphonic works. David has served in apprenticeships at Sarasota Opera, Opera Carolina, Anchorage Opera, Natchez Opera Festival, Centro Studi Italiani, The Israel Vocal Arts Institute, The Wildwood Park for the Performing Arts, The University of Miami at Salzburg . He has appeared in operas with various regional companies including The Boston Opera Collaborative, where he sang the role of Father Grenville in the New England premiere of Jake Heggie's Dead Man Walking. Another highlight from his work in Boston was on tour as staff singer and soloist with Trinity Church Boston, where he was in residence at St. Paul's Cathedral in London and Lincoln Cathedral in Lincolnshire. To acknowledge his talent, David has received awards for his performance: The Ron & Charlotte Payne Award from the Metropolitan Opera National Council, First Place from the National Association of Teachers of Singing in Finger Lakes, and First Place from the Music Teachers National Association. David not only feels called to direct music in the church, but also to minister to his brothers and sisters in Christ.

Tracey Prochaska, Weekday Preschool Director

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Tracey graduated from Clemson University with a degree in Business Administration. She has worked in education for much of her career. The past 13 years she taught at First Presbyterian Preschool. She is married to her husband Paul and they have three children - daughter Logan and sons Evan and Miles ( all graduates of First Presbyterian Preschool). 

Gregory Thompson, Organist

Gregory Thompson, (

Dr. Greg Thompson joined the staff of FPC in 2014 as organist. He has deep roots in music ministry, having served in churches in NC, SC and Ohio. He holds degrees in music from Morris College, a Master's degree from Peabody Conservatory of Music and a Doctor of Music from the University of SC. Greg is an Associate Professor of Music at Winston-Salem State University and spends his summers as Head of Staff Accompanists at the University of Miami in Salzburg, Austria. Greg's skills as an accompanist have taken him throughout the United States and abroad.

Melissa Foulke, Children's Ministry Program Leader

Melissa Foulke (

Melissa joined the FPC staff in September of 2023 as the Interim Director of Christian Education. Melissa and her husband Jake are originally from the Washington DC area and are avid DC sports fans. She has a BS in early childhood education and a Masters of Education. For the last 15 years Melissa has been blessed to be a stay at home mom to their 5 boys; Ethan, Justin, Caleb, Logan and Dylan. The Foulke family has been in Mooresville for almost 3 years and has attended FPC nearly as long.


Kerri Smith, Contemporary Worship Leader

Kerri Smith (

My name is Kerri Smith and I have the joy and privilege of being the Worship Leader here at First Presbyterian. I've always loved to sing, but most of all, I love to worship. Over the years God has shown me that worshipping and leading others in worship is my mission on this earth. First Presbyterian has given me the space to grow into that leadership role, and it has been a true blessing. I'm extremely thankful for this position, and will continue to lean on Christ through it all. 

Erika Hammons, Office Assistant

Erika Hammons (

Erika joined the FPC staff in 2022 as the Office Assistant. She grew up in Mooresville and graduated from UNC Charlotte with a degree in Business Administration. Before joining our staff, she worked at Mitchell Community College as a math instructor. She and her husband Scott have two children. Both of her children attended the preschool at FPC, and her mother was a preschool teacher here for many years.