North Presbyterian Church has been blessed with a dedicated staff. Each member uses their gifts and talents to help make our worship and service glorify our God and Savior, Jesus Christ. Each has their own area of specialty that contributes to Sunday worship and other areas of ministry within the church.
North Pres is pleased and excited to announce that we have a new pastor – The Reverend David M. Preisendanz.
He grew up in Wilmington, Delaware, in a Presbyterian family. In my high school years, he sensed the beginning of a call to serve God in church ministry. He attended Grove City College with this call in mind, and then Princeton Theological Seminary. His first ministry was as Associate Pastor at the Presbyterian Church in Southold, NY (eastern Long Island). He has since served as pastor of churches in Yaphank, NY; Tenafly, NJ; Philipsburg, NJ; and most recently First Presbyterian Church in Willow Grove, PA, just north of Philadelphia.
Romans 11:36 NIV
For from him and through him and to him are all things.
To him be the glory forever!
Barb Mosher, Organist
Barb is married to Jim Mosher. They have four wonderful children and seven grandchildren. Barb’s involvement in music programs throughout her school years consisted of playing violin for 10 years and singing in the chorus and concert choir. Additionally, she was the Student Director for the Qualitones (Jazz-Rock Group) in high school, played for several choruses, played piano and she played percussion in Wind Ensemble as well. After graduating from high school she became organist and Choir Director at Centenary UMC for 22 years. Barb has been the organist at North Presbyterian Church since 1994.
Paul Holland, Choir Director
Paul Holland, our Director of Music, was born and raised in Charleston, WVa; and comes to us via Ohio University, Athens, Ohio. Since his arrival in Elmira in 1975, Paul has taught music for 3 years at Notre Dame High School; and was Director of Music at Our Lady of Lourdes Church for 13 years. He has conducted musical presentations for the Catholic Schools as well as musicals for both EFA and Elmira Little Theatre. Currently, Paul is Music Co-Chair at St.Mary’s Church where he has been since 1985; Music Director of Common Time Choral Group from that same year; and our Director of Music here at North Church, a position he’s enjoyed since 1988.
(Contact Music Director)
Davey Ostrander has retired from this position (April 2016). We are grateful for all that he has done for our church.
The Building and Grounds Committee, along with Staff Relations will continue to define the needs of the church regarding building maintenance. In addition to an outside agency doing some of the cleaning, the committee has members doing some of the jobs. Any questions or concerns can be directed to Mickey Vischansky at 329-3972 (Head of Buildings and Grounds Committee).
Heather Flandreau is North Presbyterian’s Church Administrator. Heather came to us with years of administrative experience, most recently working at Elmira College as the Financial Aid Systems Coordinator. Prior to this she worked as a loan officer at Corning Credit Union and a manager for American Eagle Outfitters. She and her family live in Big Flats where she is a member of Hillview United Methodist Church. She is married to Michael Lunduski, and the mother of Zophia and Sawyer. Heather is in the office Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM.
Deb Stamp, Director of Children and Youth Ministry
been a member of North Presbyterian Church for 35 years. She is married to Michael Stamp and they have two children (David and Sarah). Deb currently works with all of our youth and welcomes new youth to join us.
(Contact Youth Ministry)