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Our Team

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Noé Juarez

Pastor Noé was born in Peru. He attended the San Martin Teaching Institute and got his degree in History and Geography. In 2003, he married Laurie and moved to Greensboro, NC. Noé then got his Master of Divinity degree at Union Presbyterian Seminary and a certificate in Clinical Pastoral Education at Duke University. In 2017, he also completed his Doctor of Ministry at Columbia Theological Seminary and taught Practical Theology at Lancaster Theological Seminary.


Prior to coming to First Presbyterian Church, Noé served as a pastor at Sunset Presbyterian Church in Fort Lauderdale, FL. He then served as an associate pastor for Mission and Family Ministries at Highland Presbyterian Church in Lancaster, PA for 7 years. 

Laurie and Noé have two children: Paul Santiago (15) and Ella Gloria (13). They also have a beautiful, spoiled little dog named Gemma. In the last few months, they visited Ayacucho, Peru as missionaries serving in a non-profit, implementing libraries, helping a Presbyterian church, and teaching at a local Seminary.

In his free time, Noé enjoys playing guitar, charango, and Peruvian flute. He also enjoys playing soccer, reading poetry, and traveling. Pastor Noé and his family are super excited to be called to serve at First Presbyterian Church in Goldsboro.  |  919-734-5392 ext. 13


Director of Music

Chris Watkins

Chris was born in Greensboro, NC.   He attended Guilford College graduating Magna cum laude with a Masters degree in organ performance and choral conducting.  He received a scholarship and assistantship to pursue his doctorate in organ performance and choral conducting at the University of South Carolina.  Chris has served churches in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Virginia.  He performed in the White House by special invitation of the President for two Christmas concerts for members of the Senate and their families.  He also performed for five Southern governors in their Executive Mansions including Governor James Martin and Governor James Hunt of North Carolina.  Chris’s hobbies include studying English history, painting, and cooking for friends.  He wants to use his talents to bring out the talents of others in order to give them back to God with a joyful heart and sound.  |  919-734-5392 ext. 12

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Youth Director

Dalton Bolles

Dalton grew up in Bemus Point, New York before moving to Goldsboro with his wife Hadley. He is currently attending Empire State College and will be earning his bachelor's degree in Psychology. Before becoming part of our staff, Dalton taught full time as well as substituted at many schools across Wayne County. Dalton is looking forward to continuing his career working with the youth of First Presbyterian Church of Goldsboro.  |  919-734-5392 ext. 21


Director of Children's Ministry & Christian Education

Paige Corbett

Paige is a small-town girl from Stantonsburg, NC. She is currently pursuing a degree in religion for Next Generation Ministries at Liberty University. Paige has worked with children since her teens through early childhood education and children’s ministry. She married her husband, Cody, in November 2020 and enjoys spending her spare time with him fishing, reading, traveling, and spending time with family. Paige is excited to be a part of our congregation and enthusiastic to help shape the faith of our children!

Office & Facilities Administrator

We're Hiring!

First Presbyterian Church in Goldsboro, NC has an opening for an Office and Facilities Administrator! Hours are Tuesday through Friday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.


Main responsibilities: Direct the daily administrative and communications activities of the church. Work with church leaders and teams to ensure great program work. Oversee the building administration and church calendar. Competitive salary. Equal Opportunity Employer.

Please apply submit application to See the complete job description below. 


Finance & Membership Administrator

Jean Whitaker

Jean graduated Summa Cum Laude from North Carolina Wesleyan College in 1988 with a Bachelor's degree in Accounting. She also has been a Notary Public since 1994. Jean has lived in Goldsboro since 1972 and is the mother of two children, Jennifer and Joseph. She has been the Financial Administrator here at FPC Goldsboro since July 2002.  |  919-734-5392

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