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 was called as the Associate Minister of the First Presbyterian Church in Greenwich, CT in 2011. Before coming to Greenwich, she served at the Brick Presbyterian Church in the City of New York.
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. While at Elon, she was unanimously named Religious Scholar of the year by Elon faculty. As an alumnus, Elon University recognized Erin with the 2014 Service to Church and Society award, one of the university’s highest honors. She attended seminary at Columbia Theological Seminary in Atlanta, Georgia, where she received her Master of Divinity.
Her 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 one grounded in devotion to God and service to the life of the community.
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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
Director, First Presbyterian Church Nursery School
Rebecca Ford joined the FPCGNS community in 2015 from South Pasadena, CA, where she served as Director of St. James, an Episcopal Day School program serving children ages nursery through kindergarten.
Rebecca’s early career included marketing development and management positions in the retail sector. Rebecca has a B.A., English Literature, from College of the Holy Cross and a Certificate of Early Childhood Education from the University of California, Los Angeles. She has served on the Parent Guild Board at Holy Family Church in South Pasadena and she helped launch the advisory board for fundraising for Cristo Rey High School, a high school serving low-income families in East Harlem, NY.
She lives with her husband and children in Westchester. 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
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Mission & Outreach
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Chris Zadik, Julie Mather
The Reverend Erin Keys, clergy liaison
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