“Have confidence in your leaders and submit to their authority, because they keep watch over you as those who must give an account. Do this so that their work will be a joy, not a burden, for that would be of no benefit to you.”  
Hebrews 13:17 (NIV)

Jesus alone is the head of the Church.  We all serve under the mandate of Christ, following his example, following his direction.  In the Presbyterian denomination, the leadership of individual churches is ordained to carry out his ministry, bringing others to him, strengthening the faith of the church body.  At FPC, this is accomplished through the leadership of the pastors, elders, deacons, and staff - four groups of faithful, dedicated Christians, serving our Lord with humility, wisdom, and grace.

Jeff Winter

Shepherd of Covenant Partners (ret.)
Jeff has the privilege of leading an incredible team of people who are passionate about Jesus and the mission of FPC. He is married to Judy and has three children and eight grandchildren. A graduate of Susquehanna U, Gordon-Conwell (M.Div.) and McCormick Seminary (D.Min.) he has worked for the Coalition for Christian Outreach in Pittsburgh as well as serving in Presbyterian churches in Ocean City, NJ, Cincinnati, Denver, Havertown, PA, and Antalya,Turkey. Most recently, Jeff served a Converge North America church on Martha’s Vineyard, MA.

Beverly Smith

Church Administrator

Kristen Reynolds

Administrative Assistant & Graphic Designer

Fred Fowler

Parrish Associate & Life Group Coordinator

Michael Smith

Director of Music & Media

Carrie Widener

Director of Fellowship & Performing Arts

Deni Sunderly

Director of Children & Family Ministries

Rachel Bork

Director of Youth Ministry

Michelle Schneggenburger

Wonderful Wednesdays Coordinator

Eric Grenier

Contemporary Service Worship Preacher & Director of Discipleship

Alex De La Torre  

Contemporary Service Worship Leader

Shirley White    

Financial Secretary

Barbara MacGlashing

Communication Coordinator

Donald Cruley

Sexton

Linda Couture

Assistant Sexton

Elders & Deacons

Ruling elders and deacons are men and women elected by the congregation from among its members. They are nominated by a committee elected by the congregation, drawn from and representative of its membership.

Ruling elders and deacons shall be elected to serve terms of no more than three years on the session or board of deacons, and may be eligible for reelection according to congregational rule. Once ordained, ruling elders and deacons continue to bear the responsibilities of the ministry to which they have been ordained.

Being called to exercise special functions in the church, God gives suitable gifts for their various duties. In addition to possessing the necessary gifts and abilities, those who undertake particular ministries should be persons of strong faith, dedicated discipleship, and love of Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. Their manner of life should be a demonstration of the Christian gospel in.

Elders

Elders should be people of wisdom and maturity of faith, having demonstrated skills in leadership and being compassionate in spirit. Ruling elders, together with teaching elders, exercise leadership, government, spiritual discernment, and discipline and have responsibilities for the life of a congregation as well as the whole church, including ecumenical relationships. When elected by the congregation, they shall serve faithfully as members of the session.

Class of 2017: Susan Dicks, David Powers, Cedric Rotolo, Paul Senft

Class of 2018: Bruce Allen, Peter Kent, Linda VanHook, Jenny Wertz

Class of 2019: Danny Chandler, Robert Hazen, Dennis LeRoy, Patricia Kayhart

 

Deacons

The ministry of deacon as set forth in Scripture is one of compassion, witness, and service, sharing in the redeeming love of Jesus Christ for the poor, the hungry, the sick, the lost, the friendless, the oppressed, those burdened by unjust policies or structures, or anyone in distress. Persons of spiritual character, honest repute, exemplary lives, brotherly and sisterly love, sincere compassion, and sound judgment should be chosen for this ministry.

Class of 2017: Lee Mallory, John Palm, Don Roberts, Ron Withrow

Class of 2018: Linda Coram, Richard Demers, Linda Plettner, Michelle Schneggenburger                

Class of 2019:  Debbie Allen, Judy Leicht, Paula Rose, Marie Weaver          

Other Cornerstones of FPC

Alex De La Torre
Contemporary Service Worship Leader
Rachel Bork
Youth Director
Beverly Smith
Church Administrator
Kristen Reynolds
Administration Assistant
Eric Grenier
Preacher at 9:45 Service
Michael Smith
Director of Music
Carrie Widener
Director of Outreach
Yvette Fox
Wonderful Wednesdays Director
Shirley White
Financial Secretary
Barbara MacGlashing
Communication Coordinator
Don Cruley
Sexton
Linda Couture
Assistant Sexton