Staff

Senior Pastor               
Reverend Bill Getman               
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In January 2002, Bill followed a call to First Presbyterian Church, bringing with him a strong sense of the bonds that tie a Christian community together. With the belief that God’s people are most faithful when they engage in service beyond the church, Bill encourages mission and outreach to those in greatest need. Prior to First Presbyterian, Bill served as senior pastor at Woodstown Presbyterian Church in Woodstown, NJ. He received his master’s of divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary.


Minister of Music

Peter Leibensperger
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Peter began his tenure at First Presbyterian Church in 2013.  He holds bachelor's and master's degrees in Music Theory, and he is ABD in his PhD at the CUNY Graduate Center.  He has served as an Adjunct Professor at Temple University and Hunter College, and has privately studied piano with Maria del Pico Taylor, composition with Matthew Greenbaum, and conducting with Paul S. Jones. Peter carries with him a strong belief that God is worthy of our highest praise, and he enjoys seeing God’s people edified through corporate worship. At First Presbyterian Church, he conducts four choirs and three handbell choirs.  Currently, Peter lives in King of Prussia, PA with his wife, Kelly.


Director of Christian Education
Laura Colee

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Joining the FPC staff in September 2013, Laura brings with her a love of all things Biblical and Religious Studies for all ages. She received an undergraduate degree in History and Religion from Northwestern University and an MDiv degree from Princeton Theological Seminary. She currently serves as an Adjunct Professor at Eastern University in the Christian Studies Department. She is also a Candidate for ordination in the PCUSA. Laura is thrilled to walk alongside the children, youth and adults of First Presbyterian Church as we strive to “be transformed by the renewing of our minds” each week (Rom 12:2).




Preschool Director
Barbara Sewall
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Overseeing a staff of 40 and more than 300 children, Barbara serves First Presbyterian by directing its preschool program. Offering unique and quality programming to young children, the program nurtures the creative and intelligent spirit of its students—ever joyful, eager, and full of hope and exuberance. Barbara finds her greatest joy in their smiles and moments of wonder as they learn both in and out of the classroom.


Director of Children’s Choirs
Nancy Ruth Fuller Wainwright  

Nancy Ruth directs both vocal and bell choirs for our children at First Presbyterian. She holds her bachelor’s of science in elementary education and a minor in music from Millersville University. She also earned master’s of education in speech pathology from The College of New Jersey (TCNJ), and she holds the Certified Director of Young Singers certificate from Choristers Guild. A lifelong singer, Nancy Ruth sings in the Chancel Choir, performs solos during worship services, and is also a speech-language services provider for children in Early Intervention Programs. 


Organist
Ted Barr              

Ted Barr has served as organist and director of music for churches in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Kentucky. Trained as an organist and a singer, he is a graduate of Western Kentucky University and holds a Master of Music degree in vocal performance and pedagogy from Westminster Choir College, where he served on the faculty prior to his doctoral studies at Rutgers University. He taught voice for eight years at Wagner College in New York City; his students have performed on Broadway and in major opera houses. As an organ recitalist, he has performed in major venues in the U.S. and Germany.


Cherub and Carol Choir Accompanist
Liz Olson

 A lifelong member of our church, Liz has participated in our Moore Bell Choir for many years and also served as a bell choir parent and Sunday School teacher. Liz studied piano throughout high school and college and, over the past few years, has accompanied her two daughters—both performance majors at college—on piano during various recitals and performances. She works as a librarian at the Haddonfield law firm Archer & Greiner, P.C.


Chapel & Thomas Sherrerd Choir Accompanist 
Rebecca Wilhjelm Lentine  

Rebecca has been involved with First Presbyterian’s music ministry for several years. Although she enjoyed her previous profession as a preschool teacher, she felt called to work with the elderly, and in 2008, took a position at the Haddonfield Home in the activities department. Rebecca enjoys her role as both accompanist and pianist at our church and also teaches piano lessons from her home. She feels blessed to be a part of such a loving church community in which she can raise her two sons, Nathaniel and Julian.

 

 

 

 


 

Financial Administrator
Beth Thomas
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Custodian
Mike Richardson

Peter began his tenure at First Presbyterian Church in 2013.  Presently, he is a Ph.D. candidate at the CUNY Graduate Center, where he studies Music Theory.  He has studied piano with Maria del Pico Taylor, composition with Matthew Greenbaum, and conducting with Paul S. Jones. Peter carries with him a strong belief that God is worthy of our highest praise, and he enjoys seeing God’s people edified through corporate worship. At First Presbyterian Church, he conducts four choirs and three handbell choirs.  Currently, Peter lives in King of Prussia, PA with his wife, Kelly.
Peter began his tenure at First Presbyterian Church in 2013.  Presently, he is a Ph.D. candidate at the CUNY Graduate Center, where he studies Music Theory.  He has studied piano with Maria del Pico Taylor, composition with Matthew Greenbaum, and conducting with Paul S. Jones. Peter carries with him a strong belief that God is worthy of our highest praise, and he enjoys seeing God’s people edified through corporate worship. At First Presbyterian Church, he conducts four choirs and three handbell choirs.  Currently, Peter lives in King of Prussia, PA with his wife, Kelly.
Peter began his tenure at First Presbyterian Church in 2013.  Presently, he is a Ph.D. candidate at the CUNY Graduate Center, where he studies Music Theory.  He has studied piano with Maria del Pico Taylor, composition with Matthew Greenbaum, and conducting with Paul S. Jones. Peter carries with him a strong belief that God is worthy of our highest praise, and he enjoys seeing God’s people edified through corporate worship. At First Presbyterian Church, he conducts four choirs and three handbell choirs.  Currently, Peter lives in King of Prussia, PA with his wife, Kelly.
Peter began his tenure at First Presbyterian Church in 2013.  Presently, he is a Ph.D. candidate at the CUNY Graduate Center, where he studies Music Theory.  He has studied piano with Maria del Pico Taylor, composition with Matthew Greenbaum, and conducting with Paul S. Jones. Peter carries with him a strong belief that God is worthy of our highest praise, and he enjoys seeing God’s people edified through corporate worship. At First Presbyterian Church, he conducts four choirs and three handbell choirs.  Currently, Peter lives in King of Prussia, PA with his wife, Kelly.
Peter began his tenure at First Presbyterian Church in 2013.  Presently, he is a Ph.D. candidate at the CUNY Graduate Center, where he studies Music Theory.  He has studied piano with Maria del Pico Taylor, composition with Matthew Greenbaum, and conducting with Paul S. Jones. Peter carries with him a strong belief that God is worthy of our highest praise, and he enjoys seeing God’s people edified through corporate worship. At First Presbyterian Church, he conducts four choirs and three handbell choirs.  Currently, Peter lives in King of Prussia, PA with his wife, Kelly.
Peter began his tenure at First Presbyterian Church in 2013.  Presently, he is a Ph.D. candidate at the CUNY Graduate Center, where he studies Music Theory.  He has studied piano with Maria del Pico Taylor, composition with Matthew Greenbaum, and conducting with Paul S. Jones. Peter carries with him a strong belief that God is worthy of our highest praise, and he enjoys seeing God’s people edified through corporate worship. At First Presbyterian Church, he conducts four choirs and three handbell choirs.  Currently, Peter lives in King of Prussia, PA with his wife, Kelly.
Peter began his tenure at First Presbyterian Church in 2013.  Presently, he is a Ph.D. candidate at the CUNY Graduate Center, where he studies Music Theory.  He has studied piano with Maria del Pico Taylor, composition with Matthew Greenbaum, and conducting with Paul S. Jones. Peter carries with him a strong belief that God is worthy of our highest praise, and he enjoys seeing God’s people edified through corporate worship. At First Presbyterian Church, he conducts four choirs and three handbell choirs.  Currently, Peter lives in King of Prussia, PA with his wife, Kelly.