Prior to arriving in New Jersey, Jeff served First Presbyterian Church of Palo Alto, CA for eleven years where he was deeply immersed in community organizing and youth ministry, and where he discovered his love for woodworking and fiction writing. Jeff and Catherine have a son, Will, who is proud to have been born in the “year of the Golden Dragon.” Jeff completed his Doctor of Ministry degree at Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, DC in May of 2014.
To contact The Rev. Jeffrey A. Vamos please call: 609-896-1212 ext. 101
Kyle received is Bachelor’s degree in Christian Ministries with a concentration in Youth Ministry and a minor in Business Administration from Messiah College. After graduation, he went on to serve three churches working with young people in middle school through college. After 5 years at Silver Spring Presbyterian Church in Mechanicsburg, PA, Kyle attended Princeton Theological Seminary and received his Master of Divinity degree before accepting a call to serve as Associate Pastor at the Presbyterian Church of Lawrenceville.
Kyle and his wife, Ashley have been married since 2009 and they have two children: Ross and Cecily. They love spending time together visiting historical sites, and traveling. When Kyle is not spending time with his family he enjoys cooking, photography, playing golf, or reading a good book.
To contact Kyle Anderson please call: 609-896-1212 ext. 104.
Prior to responding to God’s call to prepare for ministry, Margaret attended Rutgers University, where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Classics, and The George Washington University, where she received a Master of Tourism Administration degree. She then worked for four years in Human Resources, specializing in training and professional development. She has always loved learning new things, teaching, and caring for others. At PTS Margaret has served as the Clerk of the Presbyterian Student Fellowship and worked for the Admissions Office as a campus tour guide. Margaret came to the Presbyterian Church of Lawrenceville last year as the Adult Education Intern, and she is honored to join the staff this year as the Acting Director of Adult Education Ministries. Margaret enjoys reading, journaling, learning about history, and exploring new places with her husband, TJ, and their two young children.
Alicia then worked at her favorite place in the world, Johnsonburg Presbyterian Center, as an Age Group Director and Chaplain. In 2005, Alicia joined the Americorps National Civilian Conservation Corps where she provided disaster relief support after Hurricane Rita and Katrina. Following her year of service with Americorps, Alicia joined the United States Peacecorps as a Community Health and AIDS Prevention in Togo, West Africa. It was serving in the Peacecorps where Alicia met her husband Sam. Sam and Alicia were married in 2010 and have two children Samuel and Benjamin.
Alicia received a Masters of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary in 2015 and a Masters of Social Work from Rutgers School of Social Work in 2016. Alicia is a Licensed Social Worker (LSW) in the State of New Jersey. She has worked at several local non-profits including Arm In Arm, Womanspace, Mill Hill Behavioral Health, and the Trenton YMCA. In 2018 Alicia accepted a Residential Therapist role at LifeTies Inc. where she still provides individual, group, and family therapy to at risk youth in a residential setting.
Alicia is a nature lover, a yogi, an activist, and an avid reader. She enjoys spending time in nature with her family and friends and loves seeing live music.
To contact James Moyer please call: 609-896-1212.
To contact Karen Buda please call: 609-896-1212.
Ruth grew up in Cape May County, NJ. After graduating from Ocean City High School, she attended Ohio Wesleyan University where she earned a BA. While riding the train from the shore to Philadelphia where she was a copy editor in the College Department of J. B. Lippincott Co., she met Skip Conover. When she married Skip in 1967, he had two daughters from his previous marriage. Ruth and Skip’s daughter, Pam, and her husband, Joey, have a son, Zac. He’s an absolute joy! Ruth and Skip moved to Lawrenceville in 1984. They joined the church in 1985, and Ruth joined the staff In 1989. Over the years, Ruth and Skip have traveled to places that, as a child, she never dreamed she would see. They have cruised around the tip of South America; they have cruised to the North Cape of Norway. Ruth realizes how fortunate she is, and she does not take her blessings for granted.
To contact Ruth Conover please call: 609-896-1212.
Lorna and her husband Dennis Sheppard were married at PCOL, and Dennis is presently the Church Treasurer. Lorna has three sons from her first marriage, Bryan, Michael, and Peter Billings. Dennis’s two sons from his first marriage, John and Brian Sheppard, bring the number of sons in the family to five! Lorna and Dennis also have a two-year old grandson, Benjamin, from Michael and his wife Ally. And another grandson is on the way – Ally is expecting another boy in January!
Lorna’s favorite activities include gardening, reading, photography, playing with her grandson, and taking long drives in the country with Dennis. To contact Lorna, please call 609-896-1212.
She has over 30 years of experience as an educator in both teaching and administrative roles. While living in upstate New York, she worked as a substitute teacher for grades K-6, and taught fourth and sixth grades. She began teaching PreK in 2001, where she found her passion in early childhood education. After teaching PreK for ten years, she returned to school to obtain her Supervisor Certification in the State of New Jersey. She has worked as an administrator for both after school and childcare programs.
She has a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology, a Masters Degree in Education and is currently working on her doctorate in Education with a specialization in Early Childhood.
She has been married to her husband, Bruce, since 1988 and has two adult daughters. She enjoys reading, scrapbooking, baking, and spending time with her family.