Interim Senior Minister
Reverend Stephen W. Plunkett and his wife Margaret came to Greenwich from Denton, TX, outside of Dallas, where they had lived for 25 years. Steve gave his first sermon at FPCG on June 1, 2014.
Steve received his B.A. from Austin College in Sherman, TX; his M.A. from the University of Texas at El Paso; and his Master of Divinity from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary.
After serving as pastor to churches in Texas and Kentucky, Steve was called in 1989 to serve as the senior pastor at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church in Denton, TX, a congregation of 700 members in a small city/university community. During his time at St. Andrew, Steve developed numerous mission and outreach programs, tripled the church operating budget, and managed all aspects of the church’s growth.
In 2002, Steve published a book, This We Believe
(Geneva Press). He describes the book as a “theological introduction for laypersons to encourage discussion among Presbyterians about the faith we profess.”
With two degrees in drama and speech, Steve has been involved in community theatre in each community where the family has lived. He has both directed and acted in plays. He was also on the board of Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Denton, and was on the Board of Trustees of Grace Presbytery.
Steve and Margaret have two grown children, Stephen and Alison. They feel blessed to be here, and are grateful for the warm welcome that has been extended to them. Steve and Margaret live in Old Greenwich. To email Steve, click here
In the Presbyterian church, when a congregation is without a senior minister, an interim pastor leads the church until a permanent senior pastor is called. This typically takes 12-18 months. Reverend Plunkett’s proven leadership experience will bring guidance and nurturing to our congregation during this transitional time.
Associate Minister for Congregational Life
Erin is from the mountains of Asheville, North Carolina. She attended college at Elon University where she graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. in Religious Studies and a minor in Women’s Studies. Prior to her graduation Erin was named Religious Scholar of the year by Elon faculty and her research on women in ministry in the Presbyterian Church (USA) was presented at numerous national undergraduate conferences. Erin attended seminary at Columbia Theological Seminary in Atlanta, Georgia, where she received her Master of Divinity.
While in Atlanta, Erin worked in the non-profit sector with the Regional Council of Churches and the Interfaith Children’s Network. Upon her move to Manhattan, Erin worked with the Interfaith Community addressing the spiritual and communal needs of Jewish/Christian couples and families. She began her ministerial career at the Brick Presbyterian Church in the City of New York before coming to the First Presbyterian Church of Greenwich.
Erin’s writing and sermons have been published by The Journal for Preachers, Feminist Studies in Religion, and The Young Clergywoman’s Project. Her preaching has been described as “provocative and deeply rooted in the gospel,” and her faith is grounded in devotion to God and service to the life of the community. To email: click here
Director of Family Ministries
Abby was raised in northern New Jersey, where her faith journey started on a church mission trip at the age of 15.
After graduating with a Youth Ministry and Biblical Studies degree from Eastern University in St. Davids, PA., she moved to Connecticut in 2008 and began serving at Noroton Presbyterian Church in Darien. Her time there influenced her philosophy of ministry and deepened her passion for serving God and others.
Abby joined FPCG in September 2013. She resides in Norwalk and enjoys spending time with friends and loved ones, reading a good book, cooking and baking new things, and being outdoors whenever she can. Phone: 203-869-8686 x119. To email, click here.
Minister of Music & Organist
Randall Atcheson was a child prodigy who excelled at both piano and organ, and began university-level music instruction at the age of twelve. Atcheson later became the only student in the history of the Juilliard School ever allowed to pursue, and receive, simultaneous degrees in piano and organ performance. After winning the first Juilliard Organ Competition, he made his Carnegie Hall debut in 1991 and was soon added to the distinguished international roster of Steinway Artists. Renowned for his masterful performances of sacred music, the classics and pop, Atcheson has recorded 16 albums, highlighted by his unique arrangements of hymns on the album, Amazing Grace. An artist who frequently plays gospel concerts thoughout the country, he has been a featured guest on the nationally televised Gala of Stars from Radio City Music Hall and has performed at Paramount Studios in Los Angeles. In addition to appearing as guest soloist with numerous symphony orchestras, he has also served as both orchestral conductor and soloist in performances of various Mozart concerti. With an extraordinary gift that he openly credits to his Heavenly Father, he raises well-crafted music to a higher level. To email: click here
Interim Director First Presbyterian Church Nursery School
Pat has more than 40 years of experience, including 17 years at Greenwich Academy and 14 years as the founding head of Stanwich School before her retirement in 2012. To email, click here
Director of Communications
Following a long and successful New York City publishing career focusing on travel, Anastasia (Stasha) Mills Healy is thrilled and honored to be the information source for the rich life of this church. Stasha crafts communications for the church ranging from weekly e-mail newsletters to brochure and web site copy. She first came to FPCG in 1980, was confirmed here, and married here. Stasha has traveled to 40 countries on five continents and is particularly proud of having visited all 50 U.S. states. She attended Miss Porter’s School and graduated cum laude from Tulane University. Stasha lives in Greenwich with her husband and two young children. To email, click here.
Don has been our church administrator since 1998. He has a bachelor's degree in Business Administration with a major in accounting from Florida Atlantic University. Prior to coming to Greenwich, he worked as a church administrator for a large Presbyterian Church in Fairfield County. He is married to Liisa Hibbard and has three children. He is also an elder at the Turn of River Presbyterian Church in Stamford. To email: click here
The Rev. Stephen W. Plunkett
Class of 2014
Stewardship & Finance
Class of 2015|
Mission & Outreach
Class of 2016
Karen Joyella, Chris Zadik, Julie Mather
The Reverend Erin Keys, clergy liaison
Class of 2014
Class of 2015
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** Youth Deacons