Rev. Dr. Tom Robinson - Interim Pastor
We are delighted to announce that The Rev. Thomas E. Robinson has agreed to serve as Interim Pastor of The Presbyterian Church at Shrewsbury beginning on August 16, 2016. A native of Charlotte, N.C., and a lifelong Presbyterian, Rev. Robinson received both his masters and doctoral degrees from Princeton Theological Seminary and has served as an installed and interim pastor for over 30 years, including 20 years in the Mendham, Basking Ridge and Flemington churches. He also has served the ministry of the Presbyterian Church (USA) in synod and presbytery executive positions, specializing in mission promotion (outreach and caring ministries) and in church growth and development. We look forward to Rev. Robinson’s insight, guidance and care as we embrace Rev. Robinson as Interim Pastor during this transitional phase in the life of our church.
Sherri Adler – Director of Christian Education
Sherri has been a member of the Presbyterian Church at Shrewsbury since 1997 and is in her 7th year as the Director of Christian Education. She has served as Nursery Coordinator, Sunday School Teacher, Superintendent and CE Elder during those 19 years. As DCE, Sherri oversees the daily management of the Nursery, Sunday School programs and the Senior High Youth Groups. She assists the Pastor in teaching the year-long Confirmation Program, as well as, other Adult Ed areas.
Sherri is also employed by the Presbytery of Monmouth as their Director of the Genesis Center (A Christian Resource Center). She is in her third year as the Treasurer of the Eastern Region Association of Presbyterian Educators.
Reid Masters – Director of Music Ministries
Reid Masters attended Westminster Choir College in Princeton, NJ where he graduated Summa cum Laude with a Bachelor of Music degree in addition to being named a Rider scholar. Soon after, he graduated with a Masters of Music degree in Sacred Music from Westminster. Reid’s musical endeavors began in Texas at the age of 5 with piano lessons which continued through his undergraduate education. Now, trained as a countertenor, he studies with Laura Heimes. Reid has led choral workshops and master classes for various choirs throughout NJ in addition to the Taichung Chamber Singers in Taiwan. In addition to his role as Artistic Director/Conductor of the New Jersey Chamber Singers, Reid is also the co-founder and assistant director of Kinnara, a professional chamber ensemble which made its premier performance in 2008.
Tom Van Duyne – Administrative Assistant
We are pleased to announce the hiring of Thomas Van Duyne as the Church’s new Administrative Assistant as of August 18, 2016. Tom is a graduate of Purdue University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management and the University of Maryland with a Master of Science degree in Telecommunications Management. He also is the Director of Music at Island Heights United Methodist Church and a member of the Presbyterian Church of Toms River.
Frank Harvey - Sexton
We welcome Frank Harvey as our Sexton. Frank is a graduate of Monmouth University and an experienced building manager. As Sexton, Frank oversees the Church’s facilities to ensure that they are functional and well maintained at all times for our Church’s programs, and the outside groups who use our facilities.