Church Altar

OUR CHURCH LEADERSHIP

LEADERSHIP

Our Church thrives because of the energy and style of the people who have stepped up to lead.

Below are a few of the people that make our church community special.

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REV. J. MICHAEL DOWD
SENIOR PASTOR

Rev. Mike is our Senior Pastor and "Shepherd", guiding us in our worship of God and service to our community.

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RICH PHIFER
CONSISTORY PRESIDENT

Rich is the leader

of our church governing body.

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LINDA RUSH
CONSISTORY VICE-PREESIDENT

Linda is the vice-president

of our church governing body.

CONSISTORY

Our Church is governed by our Consistory which consists of four officers: President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer. Falling under them are seven committees made up of members of our Congregation and headed by individual Committee Chairs. Our Committees are: Christian Education, Christian Witness, Church Life & Program, Membership Outreach, Property, Stewardship and Worship.

 

Our Consistory meets the second Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. and meetings are open to all of our members.

STAFF

Sheila Cooke - Director of Music Ministry 

As our organist and music director, Sheila adds that special touch to our worship services as we lift our voices in praise and song. Sheila directs all of our choirs and is a talented organist and pianist.

Henry Salinas & Larry Miner - Sextons

Our Sexton Team is our building care taker and is in charge of keeping us spic and span inside and out, assisting any outside groups that use our facility and generally keeps an eye on things around here!

Margaret Parisi - Congregational Assistant

Margaret is our office staff and makes sure we have our weekly bulletins, our monthly newsletter, assists our Pastors, other staff and our congregation as well as outreaching to our community.

MEET OUR PASTOR

Senior Pastor Rev. J. Michael Dowd

Rev. J. Michael “Mike” Dowd  began his pastorate at First Church in 2002 and has been an active leader in our church and community. Mike has extensive experience in leading organizations and has earned a B.A. History, M.Div., and M.A. Organization Development from the University of Delaware. He is committed to a ministry in our downtown community as is our Church leadership. He brings a unique blend of experience in the pastorate, business, training and political world to our church and our ministry. As well as serving our church as our spiritual leader Mike is a member of our County Council, Vice President of the Chamber of Commerce and a trainer for Dale Carnegie with his wife Kathleen.  Mike and Kathleen have two daughters.

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