Lyndhurst Community Presbyterian Church
Francis has been pastor at LCPC since January 2014. He has served churches in the Presbytery of the Western Reserve since 1995. Originally from Atlanta, Francis was introduced to NE Ohio when he attended the College of Wooster (Go Scots). He went to seminary at San Francisco Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Celinda, settled in a family home in Mentor where they are raising three children.
Francis is deeply engaged in the day to day ministry of the congregation. Yet, Francis will tell you his favorite part of growing the church is being with the congregation. Take a walk, share a book, work on a project together, appreciate how we can learn from one another about our God alive in the world. The spirit of mission at LCPC and its engagement with the community is bound to lead our congregation forward. Francis is intrigued by where the Holy Spirit is taking the Church, and is eager to explore faith formation as it impacts life.
Rosemarie began working at LCPC in May of 2014. She has a long history of working as an office administrator and legal assistant but was thrilled to begin work in a church with a variety of people and the opportunity to interact with others. Particularly, Rosemarie feels blessed to work with our congregation and help minister to the needs and support of our retired and homebound members.
When she is not organizing files, managing a special request or sorting the Sunday bulletin, she enjoys spending time with her husband and their 5 grandchildren, listening to music (especially "Il Volo"), family gatherings and reading.
It could be said Chris was raised to be a music director in the church . She began playing the organ at the age of 14 at the Episcopalian church her family attended. Chris Hill now holds a doctorate degree from CIM in collaborative piano. LCPC has been most fortunate to have her overseeing the choir, bells and special music programs for 9 years. Chris appreciates the liturgy of the Presbyterian Church, open to interpretation and creativity. In worship, at LCPC you are just as likely to find Chris playing music from Classical to Calypso. All of it offers praise and worship to our God.
Colleen oversees student and youth ministry or faith formation at LCPC. Beyond Sunday morning classes and youth fellowship she plays a role in community ministry working to grow church mission, finding new opportunities to grow and serve God. A few favorites in the story of growing LCPC ministries is how the church became deeply involved in a Cathedral pilgrimage themed Vacation Bible School and building a relationship with an area homeless shelter.