Our Team

Rev. Dr. Roula Alkhouri

Rev. Dr. Roula Alkhouri has been the pastor of Batavia First Presbyterian since 2007. Roula is a passionate about preaching, teaching, nurturing faith, social justice and helping people live to their fullest potential. She believes that love changes everything and that Jesus embodied love fully in the world. Prior to serving in Batavia, she served in ministry in Oregon, Alaska, and Kentucky. Her roots go back to the Middle East where she grew up in Damascus, Syria and was blessed to be part of the Presbyterian and Catholic communities there.


Pianist: Melanie Case

Music Leader: Ben Vacanti

Tech Engineers: Paul Daniszewski & Jason Rowe

Director of the Sanctuary & Handbell Choirs: Roxie Choate

Nursery Attendants: Ella Bromsted and Emily Rowe

Youth Ministry: Ben Vacanti and Dana Warren

School Partnership: Caroline Janofsky & Lisa Gilebarto

Vacation Bible School Leader: Wendy Daniszewski

Weekly Bible Devotionals

Written by Pastor Roula Alkhouri

Finding God in the Waves

“Finding God in the Waves: The God We Can Know”

Finding God in the Waves

“Finding God in the Waves: Einstein’s God”

Finding God in the Waves

“Finding God in the Waves: Beyond Contradictions”