Clergy and Staff



Pastors


David A. Davis

David A. Davis

David A. Davis

David A Davis is currently the senior pastor of the Nassau Presbyterian Church in Princeton, New Jersey. He has served the congregation since 2000. David earned his Ph.D. in Homiletics from Princeton Theological Seminary, where he continues to teach as a visiting lecturer. His academic work has focused on preaching as a corporate act and the active role of the listener in the preaching event. Before arriving in Princeton, he served for fourteen years as the pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, Blackwood, New Jersey.

He has published two sermon collections, A Kingdom You Can Taste and Lord, Teach Us to Pray, and served on the Board of Directors of the Presbyterian Foundation and the local Princeton YMCA. In addition to preaching in Presbyterian congregations around the country, David has preached to congregations in South Africa, Scotland, the Samuel Proctor Child Advocacy Conference of the Children’s Defense Fund, the Calvin Symposium for Worship, and on the campuses of Harvard and Duke University.

David grew up in Pittsburgh and did his undergraduate work at Harvard University where he was a member of the University Choir, singing weekly in Memorial Church and listening to the preaching of Professor Peter Gomes. David is married to Cathy Cook, a Presbyterian Minister who is currently Associate Dean of Students and Director of Senior Placement at Princeton Seminary. They have two children, Hannah and Ben.

david.davis@nassauchurch.org


Lauren J. McFeaters

Lauren J. McFeaters

Lauren J. McFeaters

Lauren J. McFeaters serves as Associate Pastor of the Nassau Presbyterian Church since 2001. Her pastoral responsibilities lie in congregational nurture through pastoral care and counseling, membership and evangelism, worship and preaching, and the ministry of the deacons. She is a certified pastoral counselor and a Fellow of the American Association of Pastoral Counselors.

Prior to arriving at Nassau, Lauren served the First Presbyterian Church in Ewing, New Jersey, Northeast Career and Pastoral Counseling Center in Princeton, Hospice of the Bluegrass in Lexington, Kentucky, and Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Lauren was born and raised in the Presbyterian Church and grew up in Pittsburgh PA. She completed her undergraduate work at Emerson College in Boston and subsequently moved to New York City, graduated from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, and began a career in theater. She is a published poet, liturgist, and playwright. Prior to her ordination she completed her Master of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary and her Master in Counseling from Rider University.

Lauren is married to Michael Brothers, a Presbyterian minister and faculty member of Princeton Theological Seminary. They have a daughter, Josie.

lauren.mcfeaters@nassauchurch.org


Joyce MacKichan Walker

Joyce MacKichan Walker

Joyce MacKichan Walker

Joyce MacKichan Walker is the Minister of Education at Nassau Presbyterian Church since her ordination in 2007. She served as the Director of Christian Education at Nassau for eighteen years prior to that date.

Joyce’s undergraduate degree is from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. A 1979 graduate of the Presbyterian School of Christian Education (now Union Presbyterian Seminary) and a Certified Christian Educator since 1983, she serves the larger church as a keynote speaker, workshop leader, and teacher for PC(USA) educator certification courses. Her writing includes the eighth-grade course for Logos Systems Associates, Teaching Children Worship in the Sanctuary with Carol Wehrheim, Be Tween: Exploring Faith and Christian Life with Older Elementary Children with Linda LeBron, leaders guides for Presbyterian Publishing Corporation books and Thoughtful Christian studies, and the Suggestions for Leaders for the 2007-2008 and 2009-2010 Presbyterian Women’s Bible Studies on Jonah and Ruth and Joshua.

Joyce grew up in Nova Scotia, Canada. She is married to J. Michael Walker, a Presbyterian minister who works for the state of New Jersey. They have two adult children, Rebekah and Andrew.

joyce@nassauchurch.org


Program Staff


Noel Werner

Noel Werner

Noel Werner

Noel Werner has been the Director of Music at Nassau Presbyterian Church since 2006. Prior to this position, he was the Minister of Music at Central Presbyterian Church in Summit, New Jersey, for eleven years.

Noel holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Church Music from Westminster Choir College of Rider University, a Master’s Degree in Organ Performance from Indiana University, and a Master’s Degree in Theological Studies from Christian Theological Seminary (Disciples of Christ) in Indianapolis. He has lectured at Westminster Choir College, Princeton Theological Seminary, and the Presbyteries of Elizabeth and New Brunswick. His wife, the Rev. Wendi Werner, is the solo pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Dayton, New Jersey. They have two daughters, Sophie and Emily.

noel.werner@nassauchurch.org


Ingrid Ladendorf

Ingrid is Associate Director, Choirs for Children and Youth at Nassau Presbyterian Church.  She and her family moved to Princeton in 2010, and she has since directed our Joyful Noise children as well as several chancel dramas and Christmas pageants.  She received her Bachelor of music and K-12 certification in music education and vocal performance from Ithaca College, and her Masters in music education from Teachers College, Columbia University.

Since 1996, Ingrid has held several positions at The Diller-Quaile School of Music in Manhattan, where she taught students from early childhood through adults. She served as the school’s Musicianship Department Head, Program Director and Teacher Trainer, and is an Early Childhood Advisor and Rug Concert Director.  She was the music specialist at the nursery school of The First Presbyterian Church in Greenwich Village, where she and her husband were first ordained as Elders in the PCUSA. In NJ, she is an Adjunct Professor and Student Teacher Supervisor in music education at The College of New Jersey, and the Director of the Preparatory Choir of Hopewell Valley Youth Chorale.

She met her baritone husband Doug on the stage in 1994, and had the good fortune of performing together in recital and theater for several years. She may show up in running clothes at some point, and plans to sharpen her “rice crispy treat” making skills over the coming year for hungry choristers (of course by enlisting the taste testing expertise of her two children, Camille and Duncan). Stop by and she’ll talk you into the next Camino de Santiago trip – follow the arrows.

ingrid@nassauchurch.org


Corrie Berg

Corrie Berg

Corrie Berg

Corrie Berg is Director, Children’s and Family Ministries at Nassau Presbyterian Church. She grew up in Jamestown, North Dakota, and attended Jamestown College, a Presbyterian liberal arts college, majoring in both Religion and English Literature. While a college student she ran the Vacation Bible School  program at the local Presbyterian church and also implemented and co-led a Wednesday night family program. In subsequent years she was an active volunteer and lay leader in children’s and youth programs at a variety of churches in New Jersey, Connecticut, and beginning in 2005, Nassau Church.

Before joining the staff in 2010, Corrie’s volunteer service to the congregation included moderating the Children’s and Family Ministry Committee, serving as a member of the Master Plan Task Force, directing Vacation Bible School, and establishing and co-leading the Mothers’ Fellowship Program.

Corrie is married to Shane, Vice President of Communication and External Relations, Princeton Theological Seminary. They have three boys — Anders, Mathias, and Soren.

corrie@nassauchurch.org


Mark Edwards

Mark Edwards

Mark Edwards

Mark Edwards is Director, Youth Ministries at Nassau Presbyterian Church. Mark joined Nassau as Director of Youth Ministries in September of 2013. Mark is a lifelong Presbyterian, a graduate of Whitworth University, and holds a M.Div. (’07) and a Ph.D. (Philosophy and Theology, ’13) from Princeton Theological Seminary.

Mark has experience in a variety of youth ministry settings, including serving as a youth pastor at Kingston Presbyterian Church (Kingston, New Jersey); as a middle school leader with Young Life (Spokane, Washington); as a mountain guide with Young Life’s Beyond Malibu (British Columbia’s Coast Mountains); and as the Director of Outdoor Adventure at Glacier Presbyterian Camp (Northwest Montana). He enjoys biking, climbing, music of high volume, and Karl Barth’s Church Dogmatics. As a doctoral student, Mark was a frequent Assistant of Instruction at Princeton University. Currently, he is also an adjunct professor at The College of New Jersey and Princeton Theological Seminary. He and his wife moved to Princeton from Seattle after spending a year backpacking around Europe and Southeast Asia. They have two children.

mark@nassauchurch.org


Support Staff


Linda Gilmore

Linda Gilmore

Linda Gilmore

Business Administrator

linda.gilmore@nassauchurch.org

Lauren Yeh

Lauren Yeh

Lauren Yeh

Executive Assistant

lauren.yeh@nassauchurch.org

Sam Richter

Sam Richter

Sam Richter

Design and Communications Coordinator and Assistant to David A. Davis

sam.richter@nassauchurch.org

Mani Pulimood

Mani Pulimood

Mani Pulimood

Administrative Assistant for Business

mani.pulimood@nassauchurch.org

Taylor Austin

Administrative Assistant for Pastoral Care

taylor.austin@nassauchurch.org

John Baker

John Baker

John Baker

Sound Room Engineer

jbaker8809@cs.com

Edie Estrada

Edie Estrada

Edie Estrada

Building Supervisor

office@nassauchurch.org attn: Edie

Verny Cano

Verny Cano

Verny Cano

Custodian

office@nassauchurch.org attn: Verny


Adjunct Staff


Andrew T. Scales

Andrew Scales

Andrew Scales

Andrew T. Scales serves as a Presbyterian Chaplain to Princeton University and Executive Co-Director of the Westminster Foundation. He is an enthusiastic preacher, passionate teacher, and creative developer of ministries. Andrew is in his third year of the homiletics Ph.D. program at Princeton Theological Seminary. He previously served as the Associate Pastor for Youth and Campus Ministry at Davidson College Presbyterian Church in Davidson, North Carolina.

Andrew was born and raised in Indianapolis, IN. He graduated from Dartmouth College, where he studied history and classics. Andrew met his wife and partner in ministry, Len, while they completed their Master of Divinity degrees from Princeton Theological Seminary.

ascales@princeton.edu


Len Turner Scales

Lenore Turner Scales

Lenore Turner Scales

Len Turner Scales serves as a Presbyterian Chaplain to Princeton University and Executive Co-Director of the Westminster Foundation. She deeply appreciates the diversity of God’s people and is eager to gather students to discuss the impact of faith on identity. She recently served as the Minister for Community, Care, and Connection at Arch Street Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia and was previously the Associate Pastor for Christian Education and Youth at Hopewell Presbyterian Church in Huntersville, North Carolina.

Len is originally from Knoxville, Tennessee, and graduated from Maryville College with a degree in mathematics and education. Len is married to Andrew Scales, who is also her partner in ministry. They met while completing their Master of Divinity degrees from Princeton Theological Seminary.

lscales@princeton.edu


Music Support Staff

See the Music Support Staff under Music and the Arts.


Student Interns

Emily Arnold, Princeton Presbyterians
Rebekah Keazer, Princeton Presbyterians
Erik Khoobyarian, Preaching Ministry
Kelsey Lambright, Youth Ministry
Spencer Sundem, Princeton Presbyterians
Stephanie Thurston, Youth Ministry
Austin Vernon, Youth Ministry


Staff Directory

Taylor Austin, Administrative Assistant for Pastoral Care
taylor.austin@nassauchurch.org

John Baker, Sound Engineer
jbaker8809@cs.com

Corrie Berg, Director of Children’s & Family Ministries
corrie@nassauchurch.org

Verny Cano, Custodian
office@nassauchurch.org attn: Verny

David A. Davis, Pastor
david.davis@nassauchurch.org

Mark Edwards, Director of Youth Ministries
mark@nassauchurch.org

Edie Estrada, Building Supervisor
office@nassauchurch.org attn: Edie

Linda Gilmore, Business Administrator
linda.gilmore@nassauchurch.org

Ingrid Ladendorf, Director of Choirs for Children and Youth
ingrid.ladendorf@nassauchurch.org

Lauren J. McFeaters, Associate Pastor
lauren.mcfeaters@nassauchurch.org

Mani Pulimood, Administrative Assistant for Business
mani.pulimood@nassauchurch.org

Sam Richter, Design & Communications Coordinator & Assistant to David A. Davis
sam.richter@nassauchurch.org

Joyce MacKichan Walker, Minister of Education
joyce@nassauchurch.org

Noel Werner, Director of Music
noel.werner@nassauchurch.org

Lauren Yeh, Executive Assistant
lauren.yeh@nassauchurch.org

Office
office@nassauchurch.org

Webmaster
webmaster@nassauchurch.org


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