REGULAR OFFICE HOURS
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Pastor John: Tuesday and Wednesday 9-4, Thursday 9-3, Friday 9-noon
Grete: Monday and Wednesday, 9-noon
Roger: Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday 9:30-1:30
Rev. John Chase
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Pastor John was called to FPCP in 2013.
He previously served on staff with churches in Seattle and in Fairfield, CA, and on ministry teams in Sierra Leone, Romania, Kenya and China. With his wife, Tara, he continues to support ministry partners in Africa and China.
Pastor John received Bachelor of Arts degrees in Educational Ministry and Psychology from Seattle Pacific University, and a Masters of Divinity degree from Duke Divinity School.
Jane Shelly, Director of Music
Her obvious love for music began as a child, singing in children's chorus in upstate Pennsylvania. This passion lead her to pursue a career in music. After receiving a Bachelor of Arts - Music from Ithaca College, she moved with her husband to Las Vegas, where her son was born. She continued her studies receiving a Master's in Music from UNLV, including training as a chorale director. She returned to the East Coast after 9 years, opening a teaching studio, performing as lead flutist for the Greater Bridgeport Symphony (27 years), directing the junior choir at the Presbyterian Church of New Canaan, CT (and the pre-school operated by the church), and singing in the choir each Sunday.
Jenny Smith, Accompanist
Jenny has been a lifetime member of First Presbyterian of Petaluma and she began as our organist while still in high school. Jenny received her BA in Music from Chico State. She has raised a son and daughter in our church.
Grete Hansen, Sunday School Coordinator
Grete was born and raised in Petaluma, and attended Pepperdine University. She has background in event planning. Grete has been an FPCP member since 2008, and with her husband, Eddy, is raising children Trey and Lucy in our congregation.
Roger Johnson, Bookkeeper/ Office Coordinator
Roger has been an FPCP member since 1981. He raised two daughters in our Sunday School and Happy Day Preschool, and has been our bookkeeper since 2012. Roger produces The Exchange, and helps maintain both our church web site and Facebook presence.
Daniel Weidlich, Custodian
Staff and volunteers: check our online resources for job descriptions, forms, policies, and miscellaneous information.