Church Staff


Pastor: Roger Veliquette

Email: pastor@crescenthill.church

Director of Music: Debbie Dierks
Email: frododob@yahoo.com

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: Connie Foss
Email: office@crescenthill.church
I became a member of CHPC in early 2018 and joined the staff of CHPC in late May of the same year. I enjoy serving as Administrative Assistant in this wonderful community of outreach and social justice. Having lived and worked abroad for several years, I feel at home in the culture of diversity and welcome that CHPC offers. In addition to working in the office, I volunteer with the ELL program (and teach Eng 101 part-time to refugees at JCTC). I am also a lifetime chorister who may one day succumb to invitations to join the CHPC choir.

Coordinator of Youth and Faith Formation: Paul Kepler
Email: paulkepler@yahoo.com

I have been a special education teacher since 2004. Jennifer and I joined Crescent Hill Presbyterian Church in November of 2009. I began working with Joyful Noise in 2014 became Co-Coordinator of Faith Formation in 2015. I enjoy working with our youth—and learn so much from them. I feel a big part of who I am was formed when I was in a youth group many years ago. In addition to working with youth group, I participate in choir. Rehearsing and singing with others rejuvenates me! Finally, I am glad my two daughters are being raised in this loving, caring, accepting, and justice-oriented community.

Parish Associate for French Language Outreach Ministry: Lengulula Kashama
Email: revkashama@gmail.com