Dr. Bruce McRae, Pastor

Valarie Malcolm, Executive Assistant & Financial Secretary

Beattie Evans, Choir Director

Harriet Kilpatrick, Accompanist

Nancy Moss, Treasurer


Dr. Bruce McRae


Dr. Bruce McRae grew up in Philadelphia and New England and graduated from college at Washington University in St. Louis. He studied for the ministry of Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, and he also has a Doctor of Ministry from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, CA. In his free time, Bruce loves cycling, movies, music, football, and vacationing in Maine. 

Valarie Malcom

Executive Assistant & Financial Secretary

Valarie has lived in Monroe, Georgia her entire life. She attended school in Monroe all the way through graduation. She graduated from Monroe Area High School in 2002. She has been working at First Presbyterian Church of Monroe since January of 2016. She has enjoyed her time here at FPC and hopes to continue for many years.

Beattie Evans

Music Director
Beattie has served as Music Director at First Presbyterian Church since 2003.  He has served churches as music director over the past 50 years in South Carolina, Indiana and Georgia. He is a graduate of Furman University with a B.A. in Music Education. Beattie also holds a Master of Church Music degree with a major in conducting from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has had additional studies in Music Education at Louisiana State University and the University of South Carolina.

Over the years he has performed a number or roles in community theater. He has also been a stand-in and featured extra in several movie and TV productions. Outside of music his interests include photography, golf and traveling.

Harriet Kilpatrick



First PCUSA Monroe