Church Leadership & Staff
|Rev. Bachmann and her family live in Pittsford. Her husband Charles “Chip” is the Frederick and Anna B. Wiedman Chair of the Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science (CIS) at RIT. He also serves as the CIS Graduate Program Coordinator. Laura and Chip have three sons; Tristan is entering his Junior year at the University of Chicago, Aidan is a freshman at University of Rochester, and Dylan is a sophomore at Pittsford Mendon High School.|
Director of Children, Youth, and Young Adult Ministries
Jen has been a GPC’er for her entire life. She was an active participant in the youth program until graduation when she moved to Pennsylvania to attend Franklin & Marshall College. After completing a psychology bachelors, she went to SUNY Fredonia to earn a degree in music education and spent the following years teaching in Connecticut.
|Jen lives in the town of Greece with her husband, Ben, and their two wacky, adorable, wonderful children, Everett and Freya. The entire family has felt embraced by GPC since their move back to the area in 2015.
“I am so excited to become the Director of Youth, Young Children, and Young Adult Ministries here at GPC. I grew up experiencing the awesome love of this congregation and am honored to answer the call to serve in this position.”
|Office Manager||Treasurer||Financial Secretary|
|Karen Kozlowski||Tracy Burkovich||Vicki Gutheil|
|Adult & Youth Choir Director||Custodian||Childcare Provider|
|Roy Smith||Bob Staszewski||Anne Tonery-DeMars|
|He also served as Campus Minister for Music and Liturgy at Merrimack College, Andover, MA. While living in New York City he also served as a Supertitle Associate at New York City Opera where he cued supertitles (translations) during the operas. He also did this for a number of other arts organizations in the NYC area. He was an Assistant Editor in the Print Music division of Oxford University Press in New York City. He took a break from Church Ministry and ventured out into the world of quilting, publishing a book A New Spin on Drunkard’s Path (C&T Publications 2016) and has traveled nationally and internationally teaching. John became a member of the GPC congregation in 2019 and is in the Inquiry Phase towards ordination for the Presbytery of the Genesee ValleyJohn lives in E. Irondequoit with his partner Ray Pool who is a professional harpist. John enjoys gardening, cooking, baking, crafting and joking around in his spare time.|
Ruling Elders For a description of the board that Ruling Elders belong to, see Session.
|Linda Beattie||Jan Beutner-Shirtz||Christine Cook||Carrie Dykes|
|Keith Hadley||Carol Henchen||Zach Henchen (youth)||Lauren Henderberg|
|Sheri MacFarlane||Beth Molina||Ben Olsen||Janice Phillips|
|Ann Marie Simm||Kate Stanford||Larry Wakeman||Clerk: Kathy Coons|
Deacons For a description of the board of Deacons, see Deacons.
|Nora Bush||Jan Brewer||Cathy Goodykoontz||Kay Harder|
|Tess McKeel||Simon Njumbwa||Velta Rouchon||Julie Seide|
|Osmond Simm||Bill Shirtz||Barbara Snaith||Irene Ward|
Trustees For a description of the board of Trustees, see Trustees.
|Roger Best||Bob Binko||Ed Coons||Zach Davis (youth)|
|Gary Dykes||Vicki Gutheil||Mary Hadley||Marty Ohman|
|Tom Ward||Dennis White|