Rev. Linda A. Pepe, Senior Pastor Contact: LindaPepePastor@gmail.com Ministry Focus: Rev. Pepe is passionate about helping people discover and embrace the unconditional love of God through the teachings of Christ; that each of us are valuable beyond measure, and all have a place in God's realm to love, serve, and rest. Professional/Personal: Pastor Linda has a Master of Divinity Degree from New Brunswick Theological Seminary, NJ. She and her musician husband John, enjoy life, laughter, and the light of their children and grandchildren. "PL" loves chatting & coffee (preferably together), and spends her free time in nature as much as possible. Favorite Quote: "It is a lie, any talk of God that does not comfort you." Meister Eckhart
Rev. Jennifer M. Bradley, Associate Pastor Contact: JBradley12@gmail.com Ministry Focus: Being guided by the Spirit of love and peace to companion others on their journey so that together we may do justice, love mercy and walk humbly with our God. Professional/Personal: Pastor Jennifer has a Master of Divinity Degree from Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary (Palmer Seminary). In addition to her position at FBCM, Jennifer is the full-time business manager at the Bradley Funeral Home. She has shared her life with Sandy Lehr for almost twenty-five years. In 2013, when same sex marriage became legal in New Jersey, Rev. Linda Pepe officiated their ceremony. Pastor Jen enjoys being outdoors, taking their dog for a walk, reading a good book, scuba diving, and learning new things. Favorite Quote: "Maybe you are searching among the branches for what only appears in the roots." -
Rev. Carole E. Boutwell, Minister of Visitation Contact: CBoutwell@gmail.com Ministry Focus: Visiting those church members/friends who can no longer easily attend worship; they are assured that they are still connected to their church family. Pastor Carole also advises the Congregational Care team. Professional/Personal: Pastor Carole is an American Baptist pastor, retired, having served as an institutional (psychiatric) chaplain, an associate and senior pastor in several churches for about 30 years, and briefly as a hospice Chaplin. In retirement she enjoys grandchildren, cooking for her family, and serving FBCM as she is able. Favorite Quote: Nothing will be able to separate us from the love of God .... Romans 8:39
Howard Raudenbush, Minister of Music Contact: huddan6I37@gmail.com As we came back to in-person services, our musicians learned to use the new sound system and technology, which was, and continues to be, no small accomplishment. In-person singing presented challenges. We pared down our choir ministry to solos, duets and small ensembles. The singers and instrumentalists during this time were unwavering in their faithfulness. The small ensemble format continued until the fall of 2021, with the long-awaited return of our FBC Choir. Praise God! Their joyful exuberance, combined with their commitment to singing praises together, even with constricting masks, is nothing short of exemplary! Thank you, choir! A core of extremely talented and dedicated instrumentalists dramatically increases the effectiveness of the music ministry. Additionally, I would be remiss if I did not acknowledge my deep appreciation for our super-faithful tech team. As we've worked hand in hand over the last year and a half, the two groups are conjoined in their dedication to making our message clear and available to all. Finally, if there is one word that keeps returning over the last two years, it is "trust". Despite the raging waves around us, God is always in our boat. And with that, we can confidently sing out our prayer, "O Lord, we hunger for more of You. Rise up within us, may we know Your truth ... and Let the Peace of God Reign."
Ms. Stacey Williams, Children's Youth Minister Contact: email@example.com
Carol Ann Murray, Office Administrator Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org