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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. Ginger Thomas
Co-Senior Pastor/Head of Staff
ginger@fcpc.us | 412.963.8243 x 16

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Rev. Roger Owens
Co-Senior Pastor
roger@fcpc.us
| 412.963.8243 x 17

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Rev. Rebecca DePoe
Associate Pastor
rebecca@fcpc.us | 412.963.8243 x 18

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DR. DAVID BILLINGS 

Director of Music Ministries & Organist

412.963.8243 x29 | david@fcpc.us

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SANDI DEANER

Finance Administrator

412.963.8243 x 22 | sandi@fcpc.us

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RYAN LANCIA

Director of Youth Ministries

412.963.8243 x19 | ryan@fcpc.us

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MIKE GROSS

Facilities Manager

412.963.8243 x44  mikeg@fcpc.us

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JESSICA BARBOUR

Preschool Administrative Assistant

jessica@fcpc.us |  412-963-8243 x 60

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SHANNON WATTERS

Temp Finance Assistant

412.963.8243 x 23| shannon@fcpc.us

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JASON ADAMS

Contemporary Worship Leader 

jason@fcpc.us

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ARMAND CALDWELL

Caretaker Supervisor

412.963.8243 x 27 | armand@fcpc.us

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DON MOYER

Temp Caretaker 

412.963.8243 x27 | don@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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NIKKI ROSSWOG

Minister of Visitation

412.963.8243 x07 | nikki@fcpc.us

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KARIN MILLER

Preschool Director

412.552.9382 | karin@fcpc.us

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SARAH HAYS

Office Manager

412.963.8243 x10 | sarah@fcpc.us

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JENNY CLARK

Digital Video/Livestream Producer

412.963.8243 | jenny@fcpc.us

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GUY RUSSO

Chancel Choir Director

guy@fcpc.us

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"MR. PETE" WATERKOTTE

Preschool Welcome Monitor

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"MR. CHET" KARAS

Preschool Welcome Monitor

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HANNAH ROUX

Children's Choir Director

hannah@fcpc.us

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: Ralph Miller (2026) 

Moderators of the Session: Ginger Thomas & Roger Owens

CURRENTLY SERVING ELDERS & COMMITTEE ON WHICH THEY SERVE

Administration & Personnel: Leah Cullen - Chair (2025), Mike Phillips (2024), Harrison Lauer (2026), Ralph Miller (2026)

Building & Grounds: Barbara Patterson- Chair (2025), Mike Phillips (2024), Howard Havlicsek (2026), Bill Dawson (2024)

Christian Nurture: Bill Follansbee - Chair (2025), Janet Ummer (2024)

Endowment: Bill Dawson - Chair (2024), Jay Thier (2026), George Grune (2024)

Fellowship: Gwen Zaleski - Chair (2024), Cindy Frolich (2026),

Finance: George Grune - Chair (2024), Bill Dawson (2024), Janet Ummer (2024), David Tupponce (2026)

Membership: Jay Thier - Chair (2026)

Mission: Steve Huntington - Chair (2025), Polly Swanson (2024)

Nominating: Cate Mettenburg - Co-Chair (2025), Gwen Zaleski - Co-Chair (2024), 

Preschool: Chet Karas - Chair (2025), Janet Ummer (2024), Leah Cullen (2025), Steve Huntington (2025)

Stewardship: Harrison Lauer - Co-Chair (2026), David Tupponce - Co-Chair (2026)

Worship & Music: Cate Mettenburg - Chair (2025), 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

Co-Moderators: Connie Richless and Kathy Smith

 Vice-Moderator:  Kim Power

Secretary:  Megan Sweringen 
     Class of 2024: David Garzarelli, Sarah Jane Inglis, JoEllen Leech, Matt Scott, Sheila Schmutz, Kathy Smith, Jaye Tupponce

Class of 2025: Brian Baxter, Courtney Borntraeger, Susie Dull, Sandie Enders, Jane Flannery, Connie Richless, Megan Sweringen, Isabel Tuttle

Class of 2026: Bryan Bass-Riley, Don Boyd, Brenner Brown, Toby Eberhart, Brenda Karas, Fay Powell, Kim Power, Katie Walker

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