Staff

 

Reverend Mark F. Phillips, Minister

Mark Francis Phillips  was born and raised in West Mifflin, Pennsylvania, a suburb of Pittsburgh.  He  spent his early years as a member of the Hungarian Reformed Church, where he was baptized and confirmed.  From a very early age, Rev. Mark sensed a call to ministry and was active in church school and youth-group activities.

Rev. Mark began studying organ in junior high school and continued those studies through college.  While in high school and college, Rev. Mark served several churches in Pittsburgh, northern Virginia and Washington DC as organist and choir director.

After attending Point Park College in Pittsburgh, Rev. Mark spent a year and a half in Carlow College as a major in liturgical music ministry.  When the program was discontinued, he transferred to George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, from which he graduated in 1991 with a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work.

Rev. Mark earned his Master of Divinity degree from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary in May 1994.  While at Pittsburgh Seminary, he served as Student Assistant Minister at the Riverview Presbyterian Church.  He was ordained by Pittsburgh Presbytery on July 31.  On August 1, 1994, Rev. Mark began his ministry at the First Presbyterian Church in Mineral Ridge, Ohio (a suburb of Youngstown) where he served for 16 years. In April 2010, Rev. Mark was called to be the pastor of the historic First Presbyterian Church, “The Old Whalers’ Church”, in Sag Harbor, New York. In 2015, Cherry Hill’s congregation called him to Dearborn.

In his free time, Rev. Mark enjoys spending time with family and friends, and his cats, Hoover and Russell. He continues to be involved in community events and other activities such as music, theater, and reading.  He likes to try his hand at cooking and gardening as time (and talent) permits.

 

Lisa Levangie, Administrative Director

Kimberly McDonald, Financial Secretary

Marcy Osborne, Sexton and Security

Michelle Adams, Daytime Custodian

Elaine Filiak, Joyce Knoop, Judie Frasier, Sherry Brown, and Carolyn Carr  Office Volunteers