the church




On behalf of our church family, welcome to the Conrad First Presbyterian Church!  We believe the Christian faith should be lived, rather than memorized.  Meaningful worship experiences and opportunities for fellowship encourage us to serve others, as well as laugh and play together.


No matter who you are or where you've been, we warmly welcome you to our church and community.  Check out our Ministries and Calendar to see what is happening each week.  All of our activities (worship services, Church School, 

Logos, and music programs) are open to everyone

and we would be honored to have you join us. 



We proclaim God’s word, share God’s love, and practice God’s work.


To be an inclusive, Christ-centered community; provide a variety of

opportunities for worship, spiritual growth, and community service;

recognize our responsibility to live and serve our church and

world community with love, peace, and respect.


Pastor Andrew (Andy) Smothers

Interim Pastor

Pastor Andy was raised in a small town in Eastern Iowa and discerned his call to ministry while working as an engineer and through church experiences in domestic and foreign missions, caregiving, and teaching.  After completing seminary at Dubuque Theological Seminary, Andy was called to Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church (MAPC, New York City) to serve in NYC for three months, in Zambia (Africa) for one year, and by traveling through the Global South for 2.5 months.  Upon his return, he was asked to serve MAPC as an interim associate pastor for 2 years.  Andy was then called to serve the National Evangelical Church (Manama, Bahrain; near Saudi Arabia) where he served as an associate pastor for nearly 1.5 years.  Andy is excited to join First Presbyterian Church as an interim pastor while they seek to call a new installed pastor.  Andy also looks forward to exploring area parks and forests and enjoys hiking, bicycling, kayaking, and camping, among other activities.  He’s also looking forward to enjoying the various coffee shops around Conrad.


Wendi Dayrider

Church Secretary

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Susan Emrick

Choir Director

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Helen Elliott

Special Music Director

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Marla Bruner

Clerk of Session


Boards of Session and Deacons


Susan Emrick, Phyllis Hammermeister, Claudia Martin, Ernie Stordahl,

Darryl Burditt, Ralph Stordahl, Greg Kellogg, Marla Bruner,

Jan Carter, Pat Keil, Arlene Newmiller, & Martha Orcutt, 


Della Kellogg, Arlene McHenry, Dale Keil, Elsie Lamma,

Amy Zimbelman, Carol DayRider, Bonnie Flesch, Jeanne Stordahl,

Barb Perry, & Karla Wittmier