Stephanie Anthony

Stephanie grew up on the east coast of Florida, but began easing her way north when she graduated from high school. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in biology...

Aaron Shoppa

Aaron was born and raised in Muscatine, Iowa, and found his way into ministry as a twenty year old college student in campus ministry. In 2007, he graduated from the...

Could it be you?

Fox Valley Presbyterian Church is currently searching for it’s next associate pastor to work with a dynamic group of volunteers to develop young disciples of Jesus Christ, grounded in their identity...

Could it be you?

Fox Valley Presbyterian Church is currently searching for it’s next associate pastor to provide leadership and support for adult ministries including mission and evangelism, spiritual formation, and fellowship. The Associate...

Melinda Hinners-Waldie

Melinda was born and raised in Champaign, Illinois – and a Presbyterian all of her life.  She graduated from the University of Illinois, majoring in History, Political Science, and Russian.  ...

John Stombres

John Stombres is our Director of Music playing both organ and piano, leading our Chancel Choir as well as our Men’s and Women’s Ensembles.  John has a Masters of Music...

Ron Kiesewetter

Ron Kiesewetter has served as Director of the Joyful Noise Handbell Choir and the Junior Choir since 2013. Ron was previously the Director of Music at Westminster Presbyterian Church in...

Nina Herdes

Nina Herdes loves the little children and leads our Cherub Choir (preschool to 2nd Grade) as they have their first experience of participating in our worship services.  Nina for many...

Chiayi Lee

Chiayi received her Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Piano Performance and Pedagogy from the University of Iowa. She also holds both a Masters of Music in Piano Performance and...

Gerry Reed

Gerry Reed has been the Church Administrator since 2009, joining the FVPC staff after working in the legal industry in various capacities.  She earned a bachelor’s degree in English Language...

Jill Reilly

Jill Reilly joined our staff in 2014 as the new Financial Administrator. She graduated from Northern Illinois University with a bachelor’s degree in accounting and is a CPA. Jill and...

Miss Cindy

Cindy has enjoyed being the Director of The Growing Place since 2007, after having been the co-teacher in the classroom for the two previous years.  Cindy attended The University of...

Miss Colleen

Colleen joined the staff at the Growing Place in 2015 in an administrative role, and is thrilled to join this dynamic staff. She graduated from St. Mary’s University with a...

Miss Pam

Pam grew up in Grand Rapids, Michigan. In 1994 she moved to Chicago and later graduated from The University of Illinois at Chicago. Pam and her husband Leigh moved to...

Miss Susan

Susan joined The Growing Place Preschool in 2014. She graduated from Geneva High School many years ago and then graduated from University of Maryland, with a Bachelor’s Degree and Master’s...

Miss Kristin

Kristin is a Chicago native and is married to her husband Greg.  Together they have four boys, Quinlan, Justin, Griffin, and Weston.    Although Kristin is a first year teacher...

Miss Helen

Helen grew up in South Jersey as a member of a very large family. She graduated from LaSalle University and married her high school sweetheart. Together they have 3 children....

Miss Nancy

Nancy has been a Teacher’s Assistant at The Growing Place Preschool since 2009. She has worked in the early childhood field since 1999. She and her family, along with their...