STAFF & LEADERSHIP
Our team of staff and volunteers is grateful to serve this community of faith.
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Rev. Dr. Roger Owens
Temporary Senior Pastor
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.
Rev. Rebecca DePoe Associate Pastor firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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), Mike Phillips (2024)
Building & Grounds: Steve Schultz (2023), Bill Dawson (2024)
Christian Nurture: Greg Carter - Chair (2022)
Fellowship & Cafes: Emy Boag (2022), Gwen Zaleski (2024)
Finance: George Grune (2024), Bill Dawson (2024)
Membership: Richard Sweringen II - Chair (2022), Molly Childs (2023)
Mission: Vijay Gulati (2023), Ralph Miller (2022)
Nominating: David Fowler (2023), Mike Phillips (2024)
Preschool: Kitty Skinner - Chair (2022)
Worship & Music: Kim Siddons (2023), Polly Swanson (2024)
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: Susan Rattner
Vice-Moderator: Sarah Schroeder
Secretary: Elizabeth Carter
Class of 2022: Debbie Burke, Carl Feige, Cindy Frohlich, Juli Huntington, Mary Jacob,
Judi Juselius, Susan Rattner, Mary K. Williams
Class of 2023: Elizabeth Carter, David Huff, Ben Johnston, Connie Phillips, Lili Rosenthal, Sarah Schroeder, Jerry Swanson
Class of 2024: Jaye Tupponce, Kathy Smith, Sarah Jane Inglis, Eva Havlicsek, David Garzarelli, Matt Scott, JoEllen Leech