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Rev. Tara Reck

Reverend Tara N. Reck

Tara Nicholas Reck has been a part of Anchorage Presbyterian Church since her middle school years at Anchorage School. Ordained in 2005, she dedicated a decade of service as a Palliative Care Chaplain at the University of Louisville Hospital. Initially serving as a part-time Associate Pastor in 2015, Tara transitioned to a full-time Co-Pastor role alongside Dee Wade in January 2017. Following Dee Wade's retirement in July 2019, Tara took on the leadership as Pastor and head of staff.

Tara shares her life with her husband, Hanns-Georg Reck, a registered nurse and woodworker. Together, they are parents of twin daughters currently attending high school. The Recks have two dogs and four cats. They extend their love for animals by fostering pregnant cats and their kittens in association with the Kentucky Humane Society.

An alumna of Transylvania University and Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary, Tara's commitment to the community extends beyond her church duties. She serves on the board of Hildegard House and participates in the Presidents Roundtable at the seminary.

For inquiries about the church, or to reach out to Tara, she can be contacted via email at, or by calling the church office at 245-5818.


Rev. John Kupa

Reverend John Kupar 

John Kupar came home to Kentucky in 2021 as the church's Associate Pastor.  John is a cradle Presbyterian from Lexington, Kentucky and a graduate of the University of Kentucky. After graduation, John spent two years serving in the Young Adult Volunteer (YAV) program of the PC(USA). He graduated from Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary.


John finds joy in working with children and youth, but also teaching the Bible for all ages. He enjoys Biblical academics and their implications for life. John is serious in his work especially when reading and translating Hebrew and developing curriculum to meet specific teaching goals including inter-generational projects. You will also find him serious about fun. He loves playing ultimate frisbee, volleyball, and ukulele. He tells corny jokes and dreams of one day rightly predicting the final four in the March Madness bracket.


John previously served as the Associate Pastor for youth and young adults at First Presbyterian Church of Pensacola, FL. John joined the staff of APC in March of 2021. 


John’s and his wife Rev. Katherine Kupar are both graduates of Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. Katherine and John met in New Orleans when they were serving in the Young Adult Volunteer (YAV) program and they were married in 2018. Katherine serves as the Associate Pastor at Harvey Browne Presbyterian Church. They have one son, Burnam. 

To contact John, email him at or call the church office at 245-5818. 

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