Over the next few weeks, we are excited to welcome several guest ministers to the pulpit, bringing a variety of styles and perspectives to the 10 a.m. worship service. Our excellent music program will continue to provide inspiration and joy, making each worship service something to enjoy.
Rev. Jeanne Radak (Feb 3):
The Rev. Jeanne Radak is the Presbyterian Leader of the Presbytery of Newton which encompasses Morris, Sussex, Warren, and portions of Hunterdon Counties and represents 59 congregations including PCCT.
Rev. Brooks Smith (February 10 and 24):
A native of Chicago and Albany, New York, The Rev. Brooks Smith was Senior Pastor of the Watchung Ave. Presbyterian Church in North Plainfield for 30 years. After retiring in 2007, he served as Interim Pastor at the Bound Brook Presbyterian Church and the First Presbyterian Church of Rahway. Currently, Rev. Smith chairs the Disaster Preparedness and Response Commission and serves on the cabinet of the Presbytery of Elizabeth. Brooks received his Bachelors Degree in Economics and History from Wesleyan University and his Divinity Degree from Colgate Rochester Divinity School. He also holds a M.S. Degree from the New School University in non-profit management. Brooks and his wife Gail, a retired guidance counselor and director, reside in North Plainfield and are the parents of two sons, Steven and Drew and have three grandchildren.
Rev. Gail Pendleton (February 17):
The Rev. Gail Pendleton is an adjunct professor of English at Sussex County Community College and a minister member of Newton Presbytery. She graduated from Montclair State College, Princeton Theological Seminary, and William Paterson University. For many years she was a journalist, at both the Morris County Daily Record and the New Jersey Herald, and has worked as a teacher of English and dramatics. She is a mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Her novel “Two in a Canoe” was published this summer.
Rev. Joanne Miller (March 3):
The Rev. Joanne Miller is a member of Newton Presbytery and former Associate Pastor of The Presbyterian Church in Morristown where she served for fifteen years. While there, she became interested in Pastoral Counseling and pursued training at The Institute for Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis of New Jersey. She works as a Psychotherapist at Grace Counseling Center in Madison, and is a New Jersey State Certified Psychoanalyst.
Sermons are available to listen in audio format.