Meet Our Staff
Here is a brief introduction to our staff members here at Presbyterian Church of the Master. In addition, we have numerous volunteers who assist in various capacities and are ready to help you with anything you need as well.
Reverend Dr. Gary Eller
Pastor/Head of Staff
Dr. Gary S. Eller previously served as president of the Omaha Presbyterian Seminary Foundation for fifteen years, 2007 – 2022. He teaches historical studies at Creighton University, the University of Nebraska Omaha, and the University of Dubuque Theological Seminary.
He was ordained in 1978 and has pastored churches in Tennessee, North Carolina, Florida, West Virginia, and Nebraska.Dr. Eller is a graduate of the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, Princeton Theological Seminary, and Vanderbilt University.
He is a member of several Boards and civic organizations. Gary is married to Sharon. They enjoy their grandchildren, the arts, travel, reading, and various sports.
Cindy is an Omaha native. She has three brothers. Her brother Mike is also a pastor in this area. Cindy attended Benson High School and the University of Nebraska at Omaha where she majored in dramatic arts. While volunteering at a local Presbyterian Church, she discovered a love for church work and decided to attend Seminary. She attended San Francisco Theological Seminary, graduating in 1991. She was ordained by this Presbytery the same year.
Cindy has served as pastor of churches in Appalachian Ohio, the Finger Lakes Region of New York and Kearney, Nebraska. After leaving the Kearney church, she returned to Omaha to become a caregiver for her brother Tom. During these years, she continued church work as a guest Pastor for churches in the area.
Since her brother Tom has moved into a bigger level of care, she looked to expand her ministry and became PCM’s parish associate in the summer of 2019.
Cindy enjoys reading, cross stitching and other crafts. She also loves movies, Nebraska football and spending time with her grown niece and nephew. Since February, she has shared her life with a very strong willed cat named Rosie.
Director of Music
Chris Krampe joined the PCM staff in September 2017. His undergrad is from Drake University and his master and doctoral degrees are from the University of Kansas. He also serves as the Director of Fine Arts at the College of Saint Mary, where he supervises the Fine Arts division, teaches music courses, and directs the college’s choral ensembles.
Before arriving in Omaha, Chris taught for two years at a small community college in central Kansas, helped lay the foundation for a liberal arts music program at a new school in China for one year, and worked as a musician in the Kansas City area for seven years.
He and his wife Emily have three children, Armin, Ana and Nadia. Chris enjoys going on walks, cooking, watching Iowa Hawkeyes football and basketball games, and of course, the fine arts!
Rebecca (Becky) Widhalm joined the PCM staff in the fall of 2020. However, Becky is not new to Presbyterian Church of the Master. Her parents attended PCM and she was baptized in the church. As a youth, she grew up participating in the life of PCM including Sunday School and other youth programs.
Becky graduated from Omaha Northwest High School and received her B.S. in Communications from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Before coming to PCM, she gained experience in marketing and media development including print layout, photography, and video editing. She has also served as Alumni Advisor to her college sorority Zeta Tau Alpha.
Becky and her husband Matt have their one son Phillip. She enjoys spending time with Matt and Phillip, walking their Alaskan Malamute dog Flora, photography, and watching movies. She admits to being a Star Wars and Harry Potter geek!