Pastor: Jane Larsen-Wigger
My history with Crescent Hill Presbyterian Church actually began when I was a student at Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary in the early 80’s. I worshiped here then because I appreciated the welcoming atmosphere and because of the strong preaching. Years later, our family returned to Louisville for my husband, Brad Wigger, to teach at Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. As we sought out a church home, it was our children who really chose CHPC because they sensed this congregation’s commitment to children and youth.
I became pastor of Crescent Hill Presbyterian Church in 2000 and have learned from and grown with this congregation in many ways. CHPC is a wonderful community that cares about one another and the world. The people here take their faith seriously, but not themselves. There is also a deep commitment to mission, a passion for justice, and a desire to grow in faith. CHPC is a great place to preach because folks participate in worship so fully. I feel very honored and graced to be the pastor of this church.
When not involved with CHPC, I enjoy reading, traveling, quilting, and am in a long-range project of learning Spanish.
Director of Music: Debbie Dierks
I began working at Crescent Hill Presbyterian Church in September 1984. My family and I joined CHPC after I was secure that there would be no “conflict of interest” in my participation as a member and an employee. I have an undergraduate degree in Music Education, and I have taught in public school. My Masters Degree is in Piano Pedagogy, so teaching has always been a priority for me; however, my vocational journey has included a wide variety of musical experiences. The things I most enjoy about being a part of this congregation are relationships, fellowship, leading and being led, nurturing and being nurtured and the mutual trust that has developed over the past 26 (!?!) years.
Administrative Assistant: Patti Wilson Marcum
I became a member of Crescent Hill Presbyterian Church in 1989. I worked as a counselor for almost 15 years before making the decision to return to a clerical vocation. I began serving as administrative assistant at CHPC in 2002. I enjoy the supportive nature of my work and the grace-filled nature of this congregation. When not involved with CHPC, I enjoy reading, crocheting, and spending time at home with my husband, Jack, and kitty, Lucy.
Joyful Noise Leader: Paul Kepler
Joyful Noise Leader: Jennifer Thalman Kepler
Parish Associate for Deacons: Gary Cook
Parish Associate for French Language Outreach Ministry: Lengulula Kashama
Parish Associate: Mary Love
I first came to CHPC a couple of months after the Presbyterian Center opened in August 1988. I have served as a Director of Christian Education in Florida, a Pastor of several small churches in North Carolina and West Virginia, an Interim Associate Pastor in Florida, and a staff associate with the Evangelism Office at the Presbyterian Center. I have had a number of secular jobs over the years but officially retired in 2010, which gives me more time for my church and volunteer work!
I really enjoy being on call for our pastor, Jane Larsen-Wigger, when Jane is out of town. I also fill in for Patti occasionally when she is on vacation. For 10 years or so I worked with the CHPC youth group but retired from that work in fall 2014. I’ve served on Nurture Council for over 10 years and on CHPC’s Earth Care Congregation team for 3 years. Being a part of this congregation is keeping my faith vital and alive. This is a very special place filled with very special people.
I am an active member of Kentuckians for the Commonwealth, Kentucky Sustainable Energy Alliance, and the Alliance for Appalachia working for environmental justice. I also enjoy working on the computer and playing with my two cats.