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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.


Organist

Mark Cole
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Mark joined the staff of First Presbyterian in the fall of 2017. He holds a Bachelor’s from Lebanon Valley College, Annville, PA, where he studied with Dr. Shelly Moorman-Stallman. In 2002, Mark participated in a master class with the late Marie-Claire Alain, New York, NY. He was the recipient of the Theodore Sprecher Memorial Organ Scholarship, and the Carmean Talent Award at Lebanon Valley College, the Joseph and Vivian Steele Fund of the Greater Harrisburg Foundation Scholarship, and a finalist at the Albert Schweitzer Organ Festival/USA, Wethersfield, CT. In 1992, Mark was the recipient of the first annual Vernon De Tarr Organ Scholarship, Wilmington, DE. Mark is a member of the American Guild of Organists, Southwest New Jersey and Philadelphia chapters, and resides in Cinnaminson, NJ. When he is not at an organ console, look for Mark in his garden.

 

Director of Youth and Family Ministries 
Jeff VanderKuip
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Jeff comes to First Presbyterian by way of Vancouver, Canada, and UrbanPromise. He has volunteered his time and considerable talents, which includes carpentry and curling, to the church since he and his wife Nadia moved into the Light House (formerly the Manse). He officially joined the staff to be our youth leader in the fall of 2018. Jeff can be seen at middle school and high school sporting events and performances, cheering on our youth. He leads the summer Youth Mission Trips, teaches seventh-grade Sunday School, and leads youth group on Sunday evenings.

 

Director of Christian Education 
Gabrielle Heimerling
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Gabrielle has been a lifelong member of the church.  As a kid she participated in the choirs and youth group, and as an adult she teaches 1st grade Sunday School, is a member of the Advent Festival Planning Committee, and has participated in Mom to Mom and other adult education classes.  She attended Georgetown University, and worked most recently at GPX Enterprises as the Manager of Human Resources.  She loves reading, cooking, and volunteering at her kids' schools.  She lives in Cherry Hill with her husband David and three children Daniel, Stella and Leo.  Gabby directs our lively Sunday School program, the annual Advent Festival, Vacation Bible School, and all the rest of our kid-centered Christian Ed.


 

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. 


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.


 

Cherub Choir Accompanist 
Paula Meyers

 

 

Haddonfield Council of Churches Caseworker 
Ed Hess 

CEO, One Accord Inc. T/A Kids Alley
Brenda Hallahan


 

Office Administrator 
Anne Vial  
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Anne joined the staff in the winter of 2017. She splits her time between the church office—where she handles day-to-day office needs, building usage, Sunday bulletins and announcements, social media, requests for weddings and baptisms, and the general putting out of fires—and Rutgers University, Camden—where she teaches English literature and writing courses. She has lived in Haddonfield for over 20 years and raised two children in the preschool and the church—great preparation for their lives in college and beyond.

 

Financial Administrator
Kris Bean

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In mid 2018, Kris brought her background in banking to the considerable task of managing the resources of First Presbyterian's generous congregation. After spending time home with children, the youngest of whom brought the family to the church through the preschool, Kris worked in the school library at Lizzie Haddon before joining the church staff. She is still deciding which group of constituents is the most fractious. Kris reads, camps, and spends time with family when she gets out from behind the adding machine (and the newly adopted accounting system).

 

Custodian
Mike Richardson

Security
Mark Hall


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.