Reverend Martha Murchison

The Rev. Dr. Martha Murchison

Martha has served as Pastor of Sunrise since April 2009.  Martha leads worship and preaches each Sunday at Sunrise.  She works with the Session and committees of the church to oversee Christian Education, Mission, Nurture, Worship and the general administration of the congregation.  She has great passion for Bible study and enjoys teaching.  Martha is an organic gardener and advocate for the environment.  She reads in her spare time and enjoys her Sheltie, Liam MacGreggor.

Edie Hurtig
Church Administrator

I have been married to Tom Hurtig for 49 years. We have 3 children and 6 grandchildren. We farmed for 40 years by Tescott, KS and moved to Salina, when we retired from farming in 2007. I like to cook and bake. I take recipes and foo foo them all the time. I also like when the grandchildren visit and I cook for them or we bake together

Leslie Mangrum
Director of Music

Leslie has served as Music Director at Sunrise since August, 2009.  Leslie directs the Chancel Choir and organizes special music for Worship services.  She also oversees the Handbells, Shiners, and Youth Music Groups.  In addition to her musical duties, Leslie maintains the church music library and also serves on the Worship Committee.  Leslie is also a music professor at Kansas Wesleyan University and has an active singing career.  She and her husband, Scott, enjoy cooking, gardening, and spending time with their cat and 3 dogs.


Karmel Spencer
Financial Secretary

 Karmel has served as the Financial Secretary since April 2000.  She tracks all the funds of the church from the time it is received to the time it is spent.  She is responsible for the depositing of funds, payment of bills and processing payroll.  Karmel also records all contributions for each individual giver and helps the Finance/Stewardship committee with the fall pledge drive and the budgeting process.


Susan Will


Greg Kerr




Sunrise Presbyterian Church

825 E. Beloit in Salina, Kansas 67401
Phone: 785.823.6344 – Fax: 785.823.6345