Our Leadership

The Elders, Deacons, and Staff of First Presbyterian Church would like to welcome you and your family. We are a committed group of people from all over the country. We are from all walks of life, and would like to think we resemble our church - a melting pot of people who love God and care about each other. If we can provide any information, prayer, or assistance, please contact the church office. 

Rev. Justin J Warner

Transitional/Interim Senior Pastor & Head of Staff

Rev. Justin Warner is an ordained PC(USA) Minister of Word & Sacrament. He is originally from Marietta, Ohio, and holds both a Master of Divinity (M.Div.) & Masters of Art in Christian Education & Formation (M.A.) from Princeton Theological Seminary. He also has a B.A. in Cognitive Behavioral Neuroscience from The College of Wooster. Justin is married to Melany Le, and she is a Business Development Associate at Nerdwallet. 


Justin also has experience as a scientist, program facilitator, data analyst, and chaplain. Before seminary, Justin's work centered on pediatric medicine & research. He has published and presented his work at international conferences in auditory neuroscience and rare genetic disorders that impact the peripheral and central nervous systems in children and young adults. 


Justin brings a unique worldview with a passion for pastoral care and revitalization during transition seasons. He has led the hiring process of multiple staff members, revitalized many of our children's and youth ministry programs, and significantly increased attendance and engagement during his tenure. He also leads our Adult Education offerings and our Seniors Coffee & Conversation series. 


Connect with Rev. Warner using the link below or stop by the office to say hello! He enjoys many of the local eateries, especially Steven's Cafe, Ondubu, Fiorentini, and Sonoma Bistro, and is happy to share in a meal or cup of coffee. 



Office Hours: 9am-1pm Monday-Thursday & by appointment


Contact Rev. Warner


Margaret Ahn

Music Director/Organist

Margaret graduated from the Juilliard School where she studied piano with Jane Carlson, Abbey Simon and Gyorgy Sandor. While at Juilliard she won many competitions including the Juilliard concerto competition, the Arnold Bullock competition, and the Ima Hogg competition. She also won numerous competitions in Korea including the prestigious Ewha competition.


She performed with numerous orchestras and gave recitals in Seattle, NYC, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Houston as well as in Vienna, Switzerland, Hong Kong, Japan, and Korea.


After getting married, she focused more on teaching and served as a piano faculty at various music schools such as Indian Hill Music School and Rutgers Mason Gross Extension Division. 

She is an active member of the Music Educator's Association of NJ.


She has been a church musician since college and her biggest joy is to touch people's hearts through music and make them feel the love of God.


Contact Margaret Ahn

Elders and Deacons

ELDERS


2023

Ray Fahmy

Linda Lanz

Robert Sibilio


2024

Akua Yeboah-Asuamah

John Ledwith


2025

Dianne DeSantis

Mark Kosa

Bonnie Sheppard


Clerk of Session

Linda Lanz




  DEACONS


2023

Lynn Chiappa

Willy Dammers

Jeff Scott


2024

Carolyn Guerrero

Dimitra Skenderi

Lena Merrill


2025

Lia Abrams

Louise Cavallo

Laurie Gentile


Moderator of Deacons

Lena Merrill

Our Staff


Margaret Ahn, Music Director & Organist


William Rood, Director of Finance & Buildings Administrator


Jeff Scott, Administrative Assistant


Affy Abuaziz, Christian Education Co-Teacher


Laurie Gentile, Christian Education Co-Teacher


Mark Gentile, Sunday Sexton