Eric Gale, Pastor 317.773.2383 Ext. 2 email@example.com Since April 1993, First Presbyterian Church of Noblesville has been proud to call Eric Gale our pastor. Eric grew up on the south side of Indianapolis. He and his wife, Karen, are both graduates of Southport High School. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Ball State University in business in 1981 and a Master’s of Divinity degree through Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and Louisville Presbyterian Seminary in 1986. Before coming to Noblesville, Eric was an Associate Pastor for Youth on Indianapolis’ east side.Eric and Karen love the Noblesville area and have found it a wonderful city to raise their children. Their son, Aaron, is a graduate of Taylor University. He is married and lives in Wheaton, Ill., with his wife, Allison. The Gales’ daughter, Elizabeth, is a student at Purdue University studying speech and hearing pathology. Karen teaches kindergarten in the Southport area. The Gales enjoy trips to Florida, walking on the beach and reading in God’s wonderful creation. Eric says he enjoys exercising, working out in the yard and walking the family dog, but his true love — other than Karen — is golf.One of his favorite verses of scripture is from Nehemiah 8:10b: “… This day is sacred to our Lord. Do not grieve, for the joy of the LORD is your strength."
Dr. Michael Davis, Director of Music firstname.lastname@example.org Michael came to FPC in 2004 and is a cornerstone of our robust Music Ministry. One reason he continues to serve FPC is the people. He calls the congregation “vital, friendly and filled with talented, caring people.” (Visit Meet Our Music Director to read more about Michael’s career and the Music Ministry.) In addition, he has been Assistant Artistic Director for the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir since 2002. Other musical endeavors include playing piano with Smooth Country in Nashville, IN; and guitar at the Hedgehog Music Showcase in Arcadia, primarily with his swing quintet The Pithy Oddfellows. Michael also serves as Vice President of Corporate Training and Product Development for Salin Bank.
Cheryl Mayhew, Organist email@example.com The first service Cheryl played the organ at First Presbyterian Church was Aug. 23, 2009. Prior to that, she was the organist at the church in which she grew up, Christian Park Reformed Church, for 24 years. At FPC, she enjoys working with the Chancel Choir and Children's Choir. Music touches people in so many ways, she says, and she has been blessed to be able to participate in so many worship services over the years. Cheryl and her husband, Rick, have three young-adult daughters — Shelby, Amanda and Kendall.
Anita Snyder, Director of Children’s Education firstname.lastname@example.org Since 2006, Anita has served as FPC’s Director of Children’s Education, overseeing the nursery, preschool and elementary programming. She taught school for seven years and brings that experience and her experience as a mother of three to her role here. She has lived in Noblesville since she and her husband, Charlie, married in 2000. The Snyders have been attending FPC almost that long as well. They have been blessed with three great kids: Aiden,William and Chloe.
Robin Story, Business Manager 317.508.4411 email@example.com Robin joined FPC in October 1999. Since that time, she has been a Deacon, involved in Presbyterian Women and a member of several committees. In September 2006, she became the Business Manager for the Church. Robin handles the business finance of the church, assists with the budget planning and related projects. Outside of the church, she works for attorneys in Westfield and Noblesville. She has five children and one grandchild and is married to Jason Story, who is also a member of FPC.
Ernestine (Erney) Poenitz, Administrative Assistant 317.773.2383 firstname.lastname@example.org Erney began working alongside Pastor Eric to support FPC in May 2013. FPC leans on Erney to handle a range of responsibilities related to attendance, bulletins, correspondence with visitors, mail, helping visitors and others who contact the church, and more. She and her husband, Steven, have one precious dog, “Happy,” who is a Harrier in the English hunting dog family. Erney and Steven enjoy walking, birding, traveling and working in their yard and garden. Prior to moving to Indiana in 2008, the couple lived and worked in Greeneville, Tenn.; Napa, Calif.; Grants Pass, Ore.; and Kansas City. Erney says she loves being a pastor’s wife (now administrator’s wife) and all the joys (and sorrows) it brings.
Anne Kenley, Communication Director email@example.com Anne returned to Noblesville in 2004 after being gone since her early childhood. She retired from Noblesville Schools in 2014 and joined the staff of FPC in July 2016. She is responsible for increasing communication within the congregation as well as reaching out those in our community. FPC is a great place to worship and connect with others. She has three daughters (Amy, Andrea and Lauren) two grandchildren (Alexa and Kingston) and is married to Steve Younce.
Michelle Retherford, Nursery Attendant firstname.lastname@example.org A lifelong Noblesville resident, Michelle and her husband have a son and daughter. She has been with FPC for more than a decade. Her love for working with children goes beyond our church walls. She also works with Noblesville schools and as a children’s swimming instructor.
Michael Ross, Custodian email@example.com Helping to keep our beautiful historic church in tip-top shape, Michael started in his position as Custodian at FPC in July of 2003. Several of his family members have been members of the church, and his mother, Janice, was a member of the Presbyterian Women ministry until her death in 2012.