3525 Cliffdale Road
Fayetteville, NC 28303
Phone : 910-867-2113
Sunday Services: 8:45 & 11:00

 

Elder Biographies

Dory and Bill Session EditedDory Anderson (Class of 2018) (pictured far right)

Congregational Care Team Chair

I am a wife (of Bob), a mother (of Ashley) and mother-in-law (of Max), a grandmother (of Leila), and a retired elementary school teacher. I am an “Army brat” who moved to Fayetteville 57 years ago. I graduated from Fayetteville Senior High School in 1968 (trivia fact: that was the last year the school was called by that name before it changed its name to Terry Sanford High School). I have a BA in Elementary Education from Methodist College (now University); an MA in Early Childhood Education from ASU; and an MA in Educational Supervision/Administration from ECU. I have been a member of MacPherson Church for more than 35 years and have served God and MacPherson in various ways. I have been a Deacon and was an ordained Elder who served as the Stated Clerk when I was last on the Session. I was an Advisor for the Youth Group for 23 years. I’m also a member of the Chancel Choir.

 

Joseph Cade (Class of 2019)

Clerk of Session, Finance Team Chair

I was raised in MacPherson and represent the fifth generation of my family at MacPherson. My wife and I met here as Youth Group members in high school and were married at MacPherson in 1995. I am serving in my fourth term on the Session. We have three daughters ages 13, 10, and 5.  We are active in the Youth Group and very much enjoy Church life at MacPherson. I have been working in various roles for Caterpillar in Sanford, NC for 15 years. I enjoy traveling with my family and playing golf.

 

David Carter (Class of 2017)

Evangelism & Mission Team

I have been married to my high school sweetheart for 45 years and recently retired from the Department of Transportation. I have been a member of MacPherson Presbyterian Church since 1976. I have served on several committees as both Deacon and Elder. I have been the Sunday School Secretary/Treasurer for approximately 30 years. I am currently chairman of the Christian Education Team.

 

Izy Curtis (Class of 2019)

Congregational Care Team

Isabella (Izy) Noelle Curtis was born and raised in Fayetteville (though she considers Wilmington home). She is the daughter of the late John Duncan and Vernon Bain Kinlaw, and she has three brothers. Izy was christened at MacPherson, and both her parents were active members. Izy has served in the office of Deacon at Peace Presbyterian Church in Fayetteville (1987-88). This is the path, the Presbyterian tradition, which Izy chooses to follow to the best of her ability. Izy has a BS in history from Methodist College with a minor in Business Administration. She has also studied at the University of Swansea in Wales and UNC Wilmington. Her chosen profession of thirty years is cosmetologist, but she has also taught English as a Second Language for a variety of organizations: FTCC, Fort Bragg, CFCC, the Society of Friends Church, Pender Prison, and the New Hanover Juvenile Detention Center. Currently, Izy is devoting more of her time to church activities. Any past achievements as well as future work is always a blessing from the Lord, and she gives Him all the praise. She believes it would be a privilege to serve the church in any capacity the congregation sees fit.

 

Steve Faircloth (Class of 2017)

Admin/Personnel/Property Team

I am a lifelong resident of Fayetteville, and I joined the church in 1990. My wife Carol and I have three children (Phyllis, Jeremy, and Craig) and two grandchildren (Spencer and Dottie). I have been active in Scouting at MacPherson as Cub Scout Leader and Cubmaster. I have also served the church as a deacon, elder, Sunday School teacher, and a member of the men’s group. I am now on the LRO team but have also served on Christian Education and APP.

 

Laura Festa (Class of 2019)

Congregational Care Team

Laura has been a member of MacPherson Presbyterian Church since 1996. She has three grown children who are also members of MacPherson: Julia (now Hobgood), Thomas, and Adam. She shares a home here in Fayetteville with her mother, Judy Connor; two Beagles (Jelli and Tallulah); and one cat (Lillie). Laura grew up in Miami, FL, graduating from North Miami Senior High. She received her BA in Elementary Education at Columbia College, in Columbia, SC. In 2004, she earned an MA in Education: Curriculum and Instruction through University of Phoenix Online and in 2013, an MA in Education: Reading from UNC at Pembroke. Currently, she works for Fort Bragg Schools as a Reading Specialist at Gordon Elementary in Linden Oaks. Laura is an ordained Elder. She has served the Lord and MacPherson in various ways: serving on the Session, Worship and Music Team, Congregational Care, Stephen Ministry, Sunday School, VBS, Christian Education, Youth Group, Praise Team, and Women’s Retreats. She is a member of the Chancel Choir, regularly leads the music at the 8:45 am service, and directs the Handbell Choir.

 

Dory and Bill Session EditedBill Groening (Class of 2018) (pictured far left)

Admin/Personnel/Property Chair

Shortly after I retired from the military in September 1996, my wife Mary and I joined MacPherson Presbyterian Church. Raised in a Methodist family, I became a Presbyterian by marriage. After my full retirement in 2012, I became an active member of the church: participating in the annual West Virginia work camp mission trip and a member of the Evangelism and Missions team. In 2013, I was commissioned as an Elder and have led the Finance Team, served as the Autumn Bazaar Czar, taught Sunday School, served as the Commissioner for MacPherson’s Cub Pack 771, and been an active member of the MacPherson Men.

 

Scott Grumelot (Class of 2019)

Christian Education Team Chair

I grew up in the Unadilla Presbyterian Church in Michigan. I transferred my membership to Stockbridge Presbyterian Church when I was in college when my parents moved their membership. I moved here through the Army in 1989 and met and married Dianne in 1991. I transferred my membership to MacPherson. I have served three terms on the Session prior to this nomination. I have served on the Evangelism and Mission, Worship and Music, and Christian Education Teams.

 

Barney David and Dennis Session EditedDavid Hesnard (Class of 2018) (pictured far left)

Evangelism & Mission Team Chair

I was born in Fort Collins, Colorado; raised on a cattle ranch in the Black Hills of South Dakota; graduated with a BS degree in Wildlife and Fisheries Management; and was commissioned and served for 11+ years around the world with the U.S. Army. My association with the Fayetteville area began in the fall of 1978 when I was posted to Fort Bragg. Following assignments to South Korea and Fort Riley, Kansas, I returned to Fayetteville in 1986 and have called this fair city my home since.  My wife Susan and I have been married for 20 years, have 3 children (Cindy, Paul, Diane) and 8 grandchildren (David, Jesse, April, Caleb, Kelsa, Corey, Hazel and Eugene) and claim MacPherson as our spiritual home. I have taught Sunday school classes, am a member of the MacPherson Men, and currently serve as an elder on the Session. I have led the Evangelism and Mission team since January 2014.

 

Jeannie Jernigan (Class of 2017)

Worship & Music Team Chair

I have three beautiful daughters and two handsome grandsons. Gianna Seay is married to Tai Seay, who recently joined the Air Force and is currently in basic training at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas. Jessica Jernigan and her son Robert Jacob (RJ, age 3) live with me currently. Many know RJ very well because he is such a good greeter! My youngest daughter, Katie Rogers, is married to Luke Rogers, and they have Charley (age 2). They live in Colonial Heights, Virginia, near Fort Lee with Luke’s parents. My twin sister, Julie Thayer, lives here in Fayetteville. She and her husband Steve take care of me and my mother, Giovanna Myers, who also lives here in Fayetteville. It is quite a blessing to have family here in addition to church family to help me. This past year I became an elder on the Worship and Music Team. Recently, I became team chair and have some very big shoes to fill. Fortunately, I am part of a great team, which helps a great deal!

 

Joe McArthur (Class of 2017)

Christian Education Team

I was born in Fayetteville, NC, in 1949 to Joseph A. and Doris McArthur. I have been part of the MacPherson Church family for 66 years. Though my father has passed, my mother still worships at MacPherson and is active in the congregation. I am now an elder and have been with the choir since I was 17 years old. I have 33 years total federal service with 20 years in the United States Air Force and 13 years of Civil Service with U.S. Army Special Operations Command. I am now retired times two!

 

Susan Penland (Class of 2019)

Congregational Care Team

I have been a member of MacPherson for over 25 years and knew that I was “at home” from the day I first walked in the doors. It has been my honor to serve as a deacon and an elder and on several committees. I am proud to answer God’s call to serve again!

 

Kim Perkins (Class of 2019)

Worship & Music Team

Kim Perkins is the daughter of Harold and Rosie Bunnells. Born in Charlotte and raised in Fayetteville, she lived here all her life until she married husband Tom. At that point, the Army took them several different places during Tom’s 22 years of service. After he retired, they moved home to Fayetteville. Kim and Tom are parents to son Damien, 15, and they have two fur babies: Jingo and Uke. In her free time Kim enjoys traveling, reading, and spending time with family and friends. Kim graduated from FTCC in 1991 with an AA in Banking and Finance. She worked in mortgage banking for 17 years. She eventually went back to school and earned an AA in nursing from Lincoln University in Missouri. In 2011 she received her BA in nursing from Fayetteville State and she is currently a supplemental staffing nurse at Cape Fear Valley. A lifetime member of MacPherson, Kim is an ordained elder who has previously served on the Session and as a member of the Christian Education Team. She is currently a member of Circle 7.

 

Barney David and Dennis Session EditedDennis Reid (Class of 2018) (pictured middle)

Christian Education Team

I was born in North Carolina in 1961. I am married to Kyong Shin, and we have 7-year-old twins: Daniel and Emerald. I also have two daughters from a previous marriage: Angelina (age 35) and AnJuli (age 33). I have two granddaughters and a grandson. My hobbies include hiking, camping, touring National and Zoology Parks, fishing, some golf, and spending time with my family. I completed BCT and AIT in the summer of 1979 at Fort Jackson and entered the Army as a Power Generation and Wheel Vehicle Mechanic. Most recently I spent three years in Korea with the 403rd AFSB working as the Deputy Chief of Maintenance Division and TMP. My family and I returned to Fort Bragg and MacPherson in March 2015. I earned an AA in General Education and a BS in Psychology from the University of Maryland and am now pursuing an MS in Psychology. I have always been active in local churches where I was stationed, including volunteer work as a Sunday School teacher and youth group advisor. I was instrumental in the development of a prison ministry in Korea. Here at MacPherson I teach Sunday School and work in the nursery.

 

Roger Rose (Class of 2017)

Admin/Personnel/Property Team

I joined the family of God on June 11, 1976. I am a retired, 20-year Vietnam Air Force veteran. My wife Janet and I have three children and six wonderful grandchildren. Janet and I have been at MacPherson since 2007. I have served on the Admin/Personnel/Property Team and the Christian Education Team. I have gone on several short mission trips and on the Russia Mission Trip. I am a 35-year Boy Scout leader. I have served on Council and District committees and am the current Cub Master at MacPherson. My favorite saying is “service before self.” My favorite Scripture verse is Ecclesiastes 3:1-10, which starts, “There is an appointed time for everything and there is a time for every event under heaven.”

 

Jerry Shelton (Class of 2018)

Admin/Personnel/Property Team

I am a divorced father of two, Zachary William Deloss Shelton (21) and Rachael Grace Shelton (12). I grew up in Washington State, joined the Army after high school, and ended up here in North Carolina, where I married and raised my family in Harnett County. I served most of my time in the military at Fort Bragg as a paratrooper. I served a tour in Kuwait and also in Korea. I currently am a butcher with the Fresh Market, a career that I carried on from my grandfather as this is something I have done for the past 22 years in between my service with the military. I am also currently still working on a bachelor’s degree in psychology. (I have been going to school for the past 2 and 1/2 years.)  I have been with MacPherson Church since early 2011 and became more active in 2013. I serve on the choir and volunteer with the Scouting Program, in which I am on the committee board for the troop. I have actively volunteered with Vacation Bible School at MacPherson for the past two years as the games coordinator.

 

Barney David and Dennis Session EditedBarney Treneman (Class of 2017) (pictured far right)

Long Range Planning Team Chair

I have been involved with MacPherson since 1986; my wife and I joined after I retired from the Army in 1990. I was called as a member of the Session following full retirement in 2007. I have participated in local, national, and world missions since 1999. I served as chair of the Evangelism and Mission Team from 2011 through 2013. I am married with two adult children.

 

Kim Wanovich (Class of 2018)

Long Range Planning Team

Kim Wanovich was born and raised in Massachusetts. She is an Army wife, married to Jim and the mother of four children: Andrew, Bradley, Kevin, and Kayleigh. Her undergraduate degree in Aviation Business Administration was obtained from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. She also earned an Associate degree in Veterinary Medical Technology and is a registered Veterinary Technician. Currently, she is employed by Cumberland County Schools as a Teacher Assistant working with children with autism. She enjoys sewing, floating in the pool, snuggling with her two dogs, and spending time watching high school sports her boys have played over the years.

 

 

 

Pastor
Rev. James Randall

3525 Cliffdale Road
Fayetteville, NC 28303
Phone : 910-867-2113
Fax : 910-867-1142
pastorjim@ncrrbiz.com

    

Church Secretary
Rene Bahrenfuss

3525 Cliffdale Road
Fayetteville, NC 28303
Phone : 910-867-2113
Fax : 910-867-1142
reneb@ncrrbiz.com

    

Director of Christian Education, Youth, & Family Ministries

3525 Cliffdale Road
Fayetteville, NC 28303
Phone : 910-867-2113
Fax : 910-867-1142

    

Interim Director of Music Ministry
Beth W. Walters

3525 Cliffdale Road
Fayetteville, NC 28303
Phone : 910-867-2113
Fax : 910-867-1142
bethwalters@macphersonchurch.com                                                                                       

 

 

Macpherson Presbyterian Church
3525 Cliffdale Road
Fayetteville, NC 28303
910-867-2113

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