Pastor Rick Preaching

The Rev. Dr. Richard Boyer

Interim Pastor

Rick attended Princeton Theological Seminary, graduating in 1985 with an M.Div. He received his D.Div from Ashland Theological Seminary in 2001. He has served as an Associate Pastor, Solo Pastor, and Senior Pastor with an Associate on staff, and has led innumerable retreats, officier training classes, and annual stewardship campains. He enjoys traveling with his wife, Silvia; is a \ voracious reader, plays a bit of guitar, takes pleasure in a round of golf, and root for the Los Angeles Angels and the Ohio State state Buckeys.

Our Director of Music

Dr. E. Graham McKinley

Director of Music

Graham holds a B.A.  from Yale University with a double major in Music and Psychology; an M.M. from Westminster Choir College with a concentration in Church Music; and a Ph.D in Communication from Rutgers University. She has worked as Music Director for various churches, and is a full-time Professor in the Department of Communication and Journalism at Rider University in Lawrenceville, NJ, where she teaches Journalism, Public Relations, Publication Design, Multimedia and Audio Production.

June Nicora

June Nicora

Office Manager

June has been a member of our staff for more than twnty-five years. A long-time Matawan area resident, she has participated in numerous community groups.

 

She has a son and a daughter and four grandchildren, all of whom live in the Matawan area.

Corky Fary

Corky Farry

Director Presbyterian Nursery School

Corky began teaching here in 1989 and has been the Director since 1995

Ron DeVilbis

Custodian

Ron has been a member of First Presbyterian all his life, and his parents, Wayne and Barbara DeVilbis, attend regularly.

Patty Bellone

Sunday Morning Nursing Supervisor

Baby sitting for infants and toddlers through age 3 is provided from 9:00 am until 11:45 am under Patty's supervision.

Lay Leadership

“My Church Family!” – You hear that expression from quite a few people at FPC Matawan.  It comes from the fact that we are all brothers and sisters in Christ.  It also reflects the nature of our mobile society where many of us are separated by many states and even oceans from relatives.  Indeed, we have members in our congregation from 6 of the 7 continents – no one yet from Antarctica! Because of this, we have formed strong bonds with one another and support one another in many aspects of our lives, but none more important than our faith journeys.  Our faith has been strengthened by the living examples of so many of our brothers and sisters here at FPC Matawan.

The Session

The Session is responsible for the over programs, organization, mission and spiritual life of the church. Consisting of 15 Elders elected by the congregation, the Session is moderated by the Pastor. Much of the work of the Session is done through its variuous Commissions and Committees

Jerry Godbehere

As part of a Presbyterian Family, we are called to serve in many different ways.  I have been called to serve as Clerk of Session.  In this capacity, I keep the minutes of our Session and Congregational Meetings, Membership Rolls, and enter important events into our official books (baptisms, weddings, confirmations, etc).  Some of our church records in the Archives go back into the 1800’s. It is a real honor and privilege to serve with the outstanding men and women on Session.  I would encourage all members to follow their passions, look for what needs to be done, and volunteer with a Commission to make it happen.

The Deacons

The Board of Deacons has been called by God to minister to those in need in our congregation as well as those in need in our community. The Board is the physical manifestation of our love and compassion for our brothers and sisters in Christ

Senior High Leadership

Kris Schoelkopf has been involved with our church's youth for more than 20 years, and leads weekly meetings, service projects and retreats.

Tom Evans is a former Youth Group member who has returned to help to lead the fellowship.

Once every three years, members of Senior High Youth go to the national Triennium conference in Indiana.

Junior High Leadership

Beth Green has been involved with our church's youth for more than 20 years, and leads weekly meetings, service projects, and retreats. Her daughter, Margaret Green, is a former Youth Member