Pastors and Staff
Rev. Jacqueline Spycher
Rev. Spycher joined us in the fall of 2020 as our senior pastor. She has served in other churches as assistant pastor for outreach ministries and director of youth, as well as campus chaplain at Yale University. Rev. Spycher views her role as pastor to faithfully walk beside those in her care, as God calls us to an ever unfolding journey of personal spiritual growth and transformation, rooted in a community of faith. Rev. Spycher holds a Master of Divinity from Yale University (with a certificate in Reformed Studies)
Kelly works in the church office from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, Tuesday through Friday. She is responsible for maintaining the day-to-day operations of the office, buildings, and grounds. She also oversees the office staff and volunteers, as well as coordinates weddings, funerals, and the church calendar.
In addition to teaching the Young Fives class, Lisa is also the Director of Northville Presbyterian Preschool. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Early Childhood Development from Madonna University and has been in the early childhood field for over 15 years.
Kelly is here three days a week from 9:00 am to 2:30 pm. She is responsible for the accounting and financial reporting for the church. A few of Kelly's responsibilities include recording contributions, accounts payable, and providing the monthly financial reports to the Session.
Te Deum Handbell Choir Director
Nancy started with us in 2018, bringing her extensive experience as a music director, directing both adults and children. She is a member of the Detroit Handbell Choir. Nancy extends an invitation to anyone who would like to learn to ring handbells! No experience necessary - try the handbell choir!
“Dr. Dave” is a nationally known radio host for classical music stations, and he currently hosts the morning and afternoon shows for WRCJ in Detroit. Dave holds a Doctorate from the University of Michigan and has extensive experience as a solo and ensemble performer. He has performed locally with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra as well as venues throughout the United States and abroad.
Audiovisual Technology Associate
Daryl brings his extensive background in audio technology and setting up live music performances to his role at FPCN. He will be responsible for the audio equipment and set up for services, as well as recording and livestreaming our worship service for on-line viewing.
Rev. Linda Cochran
Rev. Cochran provides effective spiritual leadership and pastoral care to church members, and participates in worship services. She works with the deacons and other committees to facilitate their efforts to care for and connect with the congregation.
Children & Youth Director
Sarah oversees all aspects of children and youth programming at FPCN, working closely with the education committee and Pastor on curriculum, confirmation class, Vacation Bible School, and intergenerational and family activities. Sarah also serves as the lead Elementary Sunday School teacher.
Assistant Preschool Director/Teacher
Cindy has a Bachelor’s degree in Child Development from Central Michigan University and has been teaching preschool children since 1983! She has lived in Livonia since 1985 and has two daughters. She also includes in her family an adorable orange tabby cat named Baxter! Cindy has been on staff since 2005.
Office Assistant/Communications Associate
Judy is responsible for producing content for the Sunday bulletin, the church website, the weekly congregation e-mails, social media and internal promotions. She also provides reception in the office and on the phone.
Vocal Music Director
Dr Jerry Custer is a graduate of Westminster Choir College (Princeton, NJ) and earned his doctorate in choral conducting at Michigan State University. He presently teaches music theory, composition, and choral literature at Wayne State University in Detroit, and is a frequent workshop leader and choral clinician across the country and overseas. Dr Jerry is a Grammy-nominated composer with three books and over 150 choral works in print. He lives in Allen Park with his fiancee Sharon, and in his spare time enjoys playing on the air
as an amateur radio operator (N8DXZ)
High School Youth Leader
Emily leads the High School Youth Group (APEX) activities, including the annual mission trip. The group meets every week during the school year for fellowship, outreach activities and Bible study.