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STAFF & LEADERSHIP

Our team of staff and volunteers is grateful to serve this community of faith.

Read more about us and feel free to give us a call. 

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Rev. Dr. Roger Owens
Temporary Senior Pastor
roger@fcpc.us

Roger and his wife, Ginger Thomas, are ordained ministers in the United Methodist Church, though Roger has been teaching Presbyterians for eight years at the Seminary and is quite familiar with Presbyterian theology and traditions. Roger and Ginger served for eight years as co-pastors in urban and rural churches in North Carolina before coming to Pittsburgh. The author of several books on ministry and spirituality, Roger has preached and lectured extensively across the country. He also serves on the faculty for the Upper Room’s Academy for Spiritual Formation. 

Roger and Ginger have three children.

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       Rev. Rebecca DePoe              Associate Pastor              rebecca@fcpc.us

Rebecca is delighted to be serving as the designated Associate Pastor at Fox Chapel Presbyterian Church. She comes to FCPC having served two smaller churches in the Pittsburgh area. A graduate of Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, she completed a certificate in Church Planting and Revitalization right before the world shut down. During the coronavirus pandemic she accepted an invitation to serve as Senior Vice Moderator of Pittsburgh Presbytery. Where she helps the Presbytery imagine what new things God is doing in their midst-decently and in order, of course! Rebecca lives in the North Hills with her cat River, several crocheting projects in various stages of completion, and too many pairs of CrossFit shoes. 

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TONI BORRELLI

Administrative Assistant for the Congregation

412.963.8243 x10 | toni@fcpc.us

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DAVID BILLINGS

Director of Music Ministries & Organist

412.963.8243 x29 | david@fcpc.us

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LINDA HELFFERICH

Financial Administrator

412.963.8243 x22| linda@fcpc.us

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RYAN LANCIA

Director of Youth Ministries

412.963.8243 x19 | ryan@fcpc.us

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JESSICA BARBOUR

Communications Coordinator

communications@fcpc.us

Preschool Administrative Assistant

jessica@fcpc.us |  412-963-8243 x 60

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Mike Gross

Facilities Manager

412.963.8243 x44  mikeg@fcpc.us

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MIKE HAILS

Caretaker Supervisor

412.963.8243 x27 | mikeh@fcpc.us

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GREG MONTELEONE

Caretaker

caretakers@fcpc.us

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REV. LORI BASS-RILEY

Director of Children & Family Ministries

412.963.8243 x24 | lori@fcpc.us

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KARIN MILLER

Preschool Director

412.963.8243 x12 | karin@fcpc.us

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PENNY YOUNG

Senior Administrative Associate

412.963.8243 x41 | penny@fcpc.us

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JENNY KAMMERER

Digital Video/Livestream Producer

412.963.8243 | jenny@fcpc.us

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HANNAH ROUX

Children's Choir Director

hannahyvonneroux@gmail.com

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GUY RUSSO

Chancel Choir Director

guyruss.russo@gmail.com

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"MR. PETE" WATERKOTTE

Preschool Welcome Monitor

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"MR. CHET" KARAS

Preschool Welcome Monitor

OUR LEADERSHIP

S E S S I O N    (E L D E R S) 

As there were in Old Testament times elders for the government of the people, so the New Testament church provided persons with particular gifts to share in discernment of God’s Spirit and governance of God’s people. Accordingly, congregations should elect persons of wisdom and maturity of faith, having demonstrated skills in leadership and being compassionate in spirit. Ruling elders are so named not because they “lord it over” the congregation (Matt. 20:25), but because they are chosen by the congregation to discern and measure its fidelity to the Word of God, and to strengthen and nurture its faith and life. Ruling elders, together with ministers of the Word and Sacrament, 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.

- G 2.0301 Book of Order 2017-2019: The Constitution of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Part II

Clerk of Session: Cristie Good

Moderator of the Session: Roger Owens

CURRENTLY SERVING ELDERS & COMMITTEE ON WHICH THEY SERVE

Administration & Personnel: Joe Mettenburg - Chair (2023), Kim Siddons (2024)

Building & Grounds: Barbara Patterson - Chair (2022), Steve Schultz (2024)

Christian Nurture: Greg Carter - Chair (2023), Bonnie DeMotte (2022)

Fellowship & Cafes: Judy Leininger - Chair (2022), Emy Boag (2023)

Finance: Kim Bartolacci - Chair (2022), David Fowler (2024)

Membership: Richard Sweringen II  - Chair (2023), Molly Childs (2024)

Mission: Ralph Miller- Chair (2023), Vijay Gulati (2024)

Nominating: Kitty Skinner (2023), David Fowler (2024)

Preschool: Kitty Skinner - Chair (2023)

Worship & Music: Glenn Baldwin - Chair (2022), Ann Boyd (2022)

B O A R D  O F  D E A C O N S

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.

- G 2.0201 Book of Order 2017-2019: The Constitution of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Part II

Moderator: Kelly Sample   

 Vice-Moderator: Susan Rattner

 

CLASS OF 2021: Judy Grune, Christine Gulati, Brad Harrison, Howard Havlicsek, Brenda Karas,

John Musgrave, Paul Privett, Kelly Sample

 

CLASS OF 2022: Debbie Burke, Carl Feige, Cindy Frohlich, Juli Huntington, Mary Jacob,

Judi Juselius, Susan Rattner, Mary K. Williams

Class of 2024: Elizabeth Carter, David Huff, Ben Johnston, Susan Nichols, Connie Phillips,

Lili Rosenthal, Sarah Schroeder, Jerry Swanson