Sarah has been a member of FPC for about 10 years and is in her third year as a Deacon. She notes that she has firsthand knowledge of the depth of pastoral care that our pastors have historically provided. “I also know how much individual Deacons and other officers (past and present} are committed to serving and representing our church.” Sarah has traveled to Haiti multiple times on behalf of FPC and become involved in our core leader team for ACT. She has an understanding of the significance and value of our mission work, both locally and globally. Sarah has three children – one each in elementary, middle, and high school so that she has experienced the spectrum of educational and leadership opportunities for our kids and youth, from Baptism to Youth Sunday to confirmation to mission and retreats.
Phyllis is a life-long Presbyterian, growing up in Grosse Pointe, Michigan. In high school, she served on the worship committee and on the music committee that selected a new Music Minister. Phyllis joined FPC in the 1990s when her Episcopalian husband Rob, a USAF pilot, was busy supporting the first Gulf War. She has been extensively involved with FPC’s music program. During the past few years, Phyllis has sung in FPC’s choir and volunteered her instrumental talents, including being the featured soloist for the 2018 Choir European Tour. She is a professional musician and a management consultant. Phyllis has two adult children.
As a life-long Presbyterian, Helen is well-versed in the church’s culture and processes, and experienced in the work of the larger institution of the PCUSA. Helen has served as a Commissioner to the Baltimore Presbytery (representing FPC) and as a member of the Montreat Board. At FPC Helen has served as Membership Elder, organized attendance at adult conferences at Montreat, coordinated FPC’s museum trips, and supported and assisted in organizing FPC’s summer intern program. Her leadership on FPC’s Lecture Committee has helped in attracting notable guests and moderating their lectures. Helen is also involved as a STAIR tutor and in the Cuba Partnership.
Jenn has been a member of First Presbyterian Church of Annapolis since 2011. She is an active volunteer youth leader (and has the energizer skills to prove it), serves on the Communications Committee, and is the church Webmaster. She also recently served as a member of the Interim (Transitional) Pastor Search Committee. She is currently at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab as the Integration and Test (I&T) Lead for the Europa Imaging System (EIS) cameras on board the Europa Clipper spacecraft, planned to launch in 2024. She and her husband, Mike, were married at FPC in 2014 and enjoy tabletop gaming and travel together.
Brad, a dentist, joined FPC in 1993 and married Sharon in our church in 1994. His twins, Connor and Kelsey, were the first baptisms for Bill Hathaway in 1999. Brad has served two terms on the Session as an Elder, as chair of the Youth Ministry Council, and chair of the Staff Committee. He served as the chair of the Seminary Intern Committee for Katie Cashwell’s year-long internship. Brad served as a listening Session leader for both our five-year goals and more recently for ACT. In addition, he has volunteered as a liturgist, usher, communion server, and is an active participant in the Fellowship of the Bean.
Todd has been a member of FPC since 1998 and has served on the Session as chair of the Stewardship and Finance Committee, and as a Deacon. He has also participated in Habitat for Humanity, FoodLink/Share, Iona Pilgrimage, ZW House Sweat Equity, and the softball team. Todd is a retired U.S. Army Sergeant Major (E-9) and is currently a personal trainer and group fitness instructor. Todd’s wife, Cathy, is an active member of the choir. Their two children, Sara and Nicholas, were brought up in FPC.
Dave and his wife, Jean, have been members of FPC for over 40 years. Dave has been active in many facets of congregational life. He served in a variety of leadership roles, including as a member of the Session for two terms, as well as a Trustee and Deacon. Dave has been active in Sweat Equity and is the Lothian site coordinator in the STAIR program. Dave also served as a Junior High youth advisor and as a Sunday School teacher. He also helped coordinate Youth Sunday and lead weekend youth retreats. Dave was a teacher for 13 years and then developed software systems for the State Department.