Our Leadership

Leadership at Thompson Church comprises three groups:  our Session, our Deacons, and our staff. Each group is selected either directly by the congregation or through a committee of congregation members.

Governing decisions at our church are made by our Session.  Our Session comprises ordained Elders who are elected by the congregation.  Our Elders are responsible for moderating the committees that are essential for the functioning of the church.  In addition there are ordained Deacons who minister within our church and the community. Our staff relies on God's grace to help meet the spiritual and fellowship needs of the congregation and to communicate our faith in the living Lord through worship, education, and various media.

Meet our staff:

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REV. JIM POINSETT
INTERIM PASTOR

Jim was called to the ministry as a second career and received his Master of Divinity degree from Yale University Divinity School. Prior to joining TMPC as Interim Pastor, Jim served as Interim Pastor/Head-of-Staff at Newtown Presbyterian Church, Newtown, PA and St. Mark Presbyterian Church, Ballwin, MO.


Rev. Bailey pruneR HEckman
associate pastoR

Bailey Heckman began her ministry at Thompson Church in November 2013. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Philosophy and a Master's Degree in Divinity. Her parents and two sisters live in her hometown of Toms River, New Jersey. As our Associate Pastor, Bailey works in many areas of ministry with a focus on Christian Education. Bailey lives in Ewing, Nj with her husband, PJ, and her daughter, Annalise (and their dog, Bella too!) She enjoys spending time by the water, reading, and dabbling with painting and drawing. Each day Bailey tries to remembers Jesus' words, "So do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring worries of its own. Today’s trouble is enough for today."  (Matthew 6:34)

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MELISSA BOTTELIER
aDMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

Melissa Bottelier joined the staff at TMPC in 2017.  She enjoys working part-time supporting the entire staff as well as keep track of the many details that keep the office running smoothly.  She provides support to any member of the congregation, the committee heads, and the church leadership as needed.  She enjoys getting to know and serve all of the church members,all of whom she finds friendly, giving, and interesting.  In Melissa's personal time, she enjoys her family, friends and is always up for a walk or hike in nature.  The spring and summer are her favorite times of year so that she can tend to her vegetable garden. 

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Stephen Scovell
youth and family ministries

Tricia murphy
choir director

Patricia Murphy earned a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance at Westminster Choir College and subsequently has been involved in music in a variety of settings. Tricia has taught voice, piano, and violin privately; and she has performed small roles and sung in the chorus of operas in Italy and Israel. Tricia loves working with children and thinks of her time directing the musicals and children’s choirs at The Cambridge School as among her career highlights. Tricia has three kids, ages 10, 8, and 5; they are all involved in youth sports. In Tricia’s free time she loves to read, go to the beach, and spend time with her husband and kids. 

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dorothy Fine
organist/accompanist

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brooks hanrahan
Contemporary Music LeadeR

linda landis
accountant

Linda Landis works hard to keep track of the financial records and accounts of Thompson Church. She provides support to the Finance Committee and the church leadership.  She has an adult son and lives in Doylestown, Pennsylvania.

george salt
sexton

George Salt has faithfully served Thompson Church for over 30 years, helping to care for our building and grounds, and doing hard work with our cemetery.  George and his wife live in Washington Crossing.

sue schaub
business administrator (volunteer)

Sue Schaub joined Thompson Church in 2012 soon after she and her husband moved to Bucks County. She started as our Business Administrator in 2013.  Sue oversees the church office, manages contracts, and sits on the Property and Finance committees.  Sue and her husband have two grown sons (and a daughter-in-law). She plays handbells in the church choir, enjoys(?) running, and volunteers at a therapeutic horseback riding center for military veterans.


Ruling elderS (session)

Below are the current members of our Session at Thompson Church.  The year to the left indicates the person's final year of service (it is a three-year term), and following the name is the committee that each person helps to lead.

2018    Chris Bromberg, Stewardship
2018    Carol Evinski, Business and Finance
2018    Jo Ann Lieber, Christian Education
2018    Steve Miller, Business and Finance
2018    David Oxley, Worship and Music
2019    Tom Barford, Personnel
2019    Anita Campbell, Nominating
2019    John Davis, Worship and Music
2019    Chuck Green, Christian Education
2019    Rick Schaub, Mission and Outreach
2020    Susan Achenbach, Clerk of Session
2020    Jo Ann Alberts, Membership
2020    Frederic Haubrich, Long-Range Planning
2020    Al Matulis, Cemetery
2020    Fred Wustholz, Property


deacons

Below are the current, serving Deacons at Thompson Church.  The year to the left indicates the person's final year of service (it is a three-year term). 

2018    Jeff Berry  
2018    Amy Brewer
2018    Joanne Clark
2018    Colleen Koh
2018    Melissa Mantz
2018    Jane Mayrhofer
2019    David Cane
2019    Marlene Clark
2019    Lorraine Foltz
2019    Linda Torda, Co-moderator  
2019    Mike Wert  
2020    Roseanne Bell
2020    Lynn Breen
2020    Brad Michael
2020    Bucky Pope