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Scott KenefakeScott Kenefake—Interim Pastor/Head of Staff

 Scott has been an ordained Presbyterian Church USA Pastor for 30 years.  A Midwesterner, he attended the University of Kansas (B.A.), Washburn University School of Law (J.D.), San Francisco Theological Seminary (M.Div.), and Pittsburgh Theological Seminary (D.Min).  He has served congregations as an installed Pastor in: Rome, Georgia (Westminster), Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (John Knox), Albany, New York (Hamilton Union), and Appleton, Wisconsin (Northkirk). He has also served as an Exchange Pastor in Ayr, Scotland (St. Columba).  In recent years he has served as an Intentional Interim/Transitional Pastor in Topeka, Kansas (St. Andrews & Central Congregational), Manhattan, Kansas (First Congregational); Salina, Kansas (Interim Presbytery Executive, Northern Kansas); and New York City (Fort Washington Collegiate).  He enjoys tennis, jogging, dogs, reading, and travel. He and his wife, Gail, reside in Davidson.  They have two adult children: Mary Elizabeth (Chicago) and William (Brooklyn).     

  

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Robert Alexander, Associate Pastor for Discipleship and MissionRobert2 014

Robert is a graduate of NC State University, the Presbyterian School of Christian Education, and Columbia Theological Seminary. He is passionate about worship, spiritual formation in families, and mission. Robert has led a variety of national and international Mission Teams. Closer to home, he loves connecting people with ministries where they can share their gifts in service to God. He enjoys playing guitar, running, and watching movies. He lives in Cornelius with his wife Jenny and their three children.

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John Plattenburg Ryan, Associate Pastor for Faith Formation John Ryan

 John was born in Ft. Lauderdale and grew up in West Virginia, near Pittsburgh. After earning his BA at Westminster College, John pursued his MA at the Presbyterian School of Christian Education in Richmond, Virginia.  He received his DEdMin from the Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Georgia. Prior to serving here, John was on the staff at Trinity Presbyterian Church, Atlanta. John loves reading, college football (Go Bulldogs!), traveling and cycling.  He combined two of those interests three years ago, when he rode his bike 140 miles from Passau, Germany to Vienna, Austria along the Danube River.

 

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Larry (003)Larry Lyon, Staff Associate for Senior Adult Ministry

Larry Lyon is the staff associate for senior adult ministries.  A honorably retired PCUSA pastor, Larry retired here with his wife Martha in 2015. He joined the DCPC staff in October, 2017.

 A second career pastor, Larry served as the solo pastor for Rumple Memorial Presbyterian Church in Blowing Rock from 1998-2006. He then served as senior pastor of West End Presbyterian Church in West End, N.C. from 2006-2015.

 Larry’s first career was in newspaper journalism. He served as executive editor of The Dispatch, the daily newspaper in Lexington, N.C., from 1985-1995.

 He is a graduate of Wake Forest University and has a master’s of divinity and doctor of ministry degrees from Union Presbyterian Seminary in Richmond, Va.

 Larry and Martha have three grown children and five grandchildren. They live in Cornelius.

 

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Claire George-Drumheller, Parish Associates for Campus Ministry

Claire is a graduate of Presbyterian College and Union Presbyterian Seminary in Richmond, VA. Claire works with various aspects of Presbyterian campus ministry with Davidson College, including UKIRK.  She and her husband, Matt, have lived in Albemarle, NC since 2012. Claire has served in interim and supply positions in churches around Charlotte Presbytery.  She loves to cook, read and hike.

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Jane Cain, Director of Music

Jane Cain has served as DCPC's music director since 1979.  She directs or oversees nine vocal and handbell choirs and plays the organ. Certified as an associate of the American Guild of Organists, she also holds a bachelor of music degree from Salem College and master of music from UNC-Chapel Hill. She and her huband, Larry, have two grown children.

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David Brinson, Associate Director of Music

David is a native of Matthews, North Carolina and he earned a Bachelor of Music in Music Education and Music Performance with a concentration in Sacred Music from Appalachian State University, where he majored in organ, voice, and choral studies. In 2009 he earned a Masters of Sacred Music with a concentration in Organ from Emory University  In 2013 David earned Certified Church Musician certification. David and his wife Kelli have a son and a border collie.

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Jenny Alexander, Staff Associate of Children's Ministry

Jenny grew up in small town Indiana, but has claimed the south as home since 1998. She attended Purdue University and graduated from the University of Evansville with a degree in Elementary Education. Children, education, and faith formation have been lifelong passions. After 10 years as a stay at home mom, Jenny is grateful for work that honors the family, encourages participation in church life, and serves a God who loves us. In her spare time, Jenny enjoys reading, travel and quality time with friends and family. She lives in Cornelius with her husband, Robert and three daughters.

 

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Matt Wiggins, Staff Associate for Youth Ministry

Matt Wiggins entered the world of youth ministry as a sixth grader in 1996 and never really left, the one difference being that he's been a youth director rather than a youth since 2004. He graduated from The Ohio State University and has a Certificate in Youth Ministry and Theology from Princeton Theological Seminary. Besides youth directing, he has written about faith and pop culture for Relevant Magazine and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. In addition to all that, he is a husband to Lisa, a dad to Ellie and Jack, a runner, and loves movies and history.

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Stephanie Rollans, Director of Congregational Life

Stephanie joined the staff in March of 2010. Stephanie is no stranger to our congregation, as she has been involved in many aspects of DCPC’s ministry, from chairing the Pines Connection  to moderating the Diaconate. She is a graduate of Appalachian State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and Marketing and a minor in International Business. Stephanie lives in Mooresville with her two children, Aaron and Anna.

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Harriett Rosebrough, Church Administrator

Harriett Rosebrough joined the DCPC staff in 2015.  Her earlier career was in public accounting and the banking industry, focusing on corporate tax.  Harriett and her husband Doug live in Cornelius and have two daughters and one grandson. 

 

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Trish Jones, Bookkeeper
 

Trish Jones stayed at home with her children until two years ago when she started working part-time as DCPC's bookkeeper. She and her husband, Brad, have twin girls and two Labrador retrievers. They live in Mooresville and are all Clemson fans.

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Rhonda Boggs, Administrative Assistant

Rhonda joined the DCPC staff in April 2011. She moved to Davidson from Asheville, NC where she was  Accounting Assistant and Contract Administrator for a landscape company. Rhonda attended AB Technical Community College and Gaston College. She spends her free time taking pictures of beautiful Lake Norman, as well as swimming and boating. Rhonda also enjoys spending time with her son and family.

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Julie Nardella, Administrative Assistant

Julie joined the DCPC staff in October 2013. Originally from Northern, VA, she graduated from Elon College with a Computer Science degree, worked as a programmer/web developer in Northern VA and relocated to Cornelius, NC at the end of 2000. Her career switched into the accounting field, before staying home with her two children, Alec and Ava Jean. She has since returned to work part time in administrative roles. Julie enjoys spending time with family and friends and helping others.

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Sid Wishon, Custodian

Sid joined the staff in 2014. He lives in Davidson with his wife. Sid has two sons and four grandchildren he enjoys spending time with. He also enjoys helping people in the community as well as sports , car shows and tinkering with automobiles.

 

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Kristin Clark, Weekday Preschool Director
 

Kristin Clark has been the preschool director since the summer of 2003. She has 17 years of experience in early childhood education. Her family moved to North Carolina from Houston, Texas in 2001. She is a proud Texas Tech University alumnus. She and her family live in Sherrill’s Ford, where she serves as the PTO president of Sherrill’s Ford Elementary.

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Hunter Busse, Assistant Preschool Director

A Davidson native and lifelong member of DCPC, Hunter and her family moved back home from Richmond, VA nine years ago. She attended Wingate College and graduated with an early education degree. After teaching for ten years she became a stay at home mom to Carter, Molly and Sarah. Hunter joined the staff at DCPC Weekday Preschool in 2011 and taught in the four-year-old classroom before becoming the assistant director.

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