Pastors & Staff

"Devote yourselves completely to the Lord..."

Rev. Katherine Harrington

Senior Pastor & Head of Staff

Plans worship services, in collaboration with the music staff and the  Associate Pastor, preaching most Sundays. She officiates baptisms, weddings, and funerals when requested.  She guides the staff in all their efforts for the congregation and moderates the Session.

Rev. Dr. Gary Smith

Parish Associate

Performs various pastoral duties, helping with preaching, leading worship, teaching, and visitation as needed. Director of Go and Serve Ministries.

Ann Benson

Visitation Minister

 Ann has served as Visitation Minister for many years, working alongside the pastors to connect with those in need of a caring touch.  Her responsibilities  include the caregiving realm, assisting the pastor with Deacon ministries, coordinating with families for memorial services, and more.

Sue McCaffray

Director of Christian Education

Teaches, provides resources, and coordinates planning for adult classes, while coordinating with youth and children's directors to plan overall educational programs at SACPC.

Jen Phelps

Director of Youth Ministries

Plans and implements programs and activities for our middle and high school youth to help them develop a relationship with Jesus Christ, their church and their community.

Lynn Warner

Director of Children's Ministry

Oversees Christian education programming for our  Children's Ministry to create family events and opportunities for fellowship and faith formation for children in Kindergarten - 5th Grade.

Cindy Litzinger

Director of Music

Oversees the Music Ministry at  SACPC.  Works with children in vocal choirs, instrumental groups, and various musical productions.  In addition to working with the children, she directs our adult handbell group.

Angela Burns

Choir Director

Member of the SACPC music team.  Leads the Adult vocal choir and helps shape youth musicians to present their gifts in worship.

Matthew McDonald

Contemporary Worship Leader

Responsible for directing and leading the Contemporary Worship Team. Coordinates and leads all contemporary music rehearsals and helps cultivate youth musical talent. 

Sara Bryant


Primary role is to serve as the organist/pianist for the traditional worship service. Also supports soloists and ensembles, as needed.

Jim Fox

Production Coordinator

Manages all production aspects of worship services, including live streaming, in collaboration with the worship and music leaders.

Gail Richardson

Preschool Director

Creates and oversee a physically and emotionally safe, healthy environment for children, teachers, and parents to learn and grow as they navigate the preschool years.  Hires and retains a qualified preschool staff.

Catheryn Thomas

Executive Administrator

Handles much of the “behind-the-scenes” work for staff. She updates and manages all of the policies and protocols for staff, assists the Head of Staff with Session requests, and collaborates with other staff members in both big-picture and detailed planning.

Susan Dykes

Financial Administrator

Oversees all financial matters of the church, from processing giving, payroll, and invoices, to assisting the staff and Session with budgets.

Jeff Sulick

Facilities Manager

Manages and maintains the church, its systems, cleaning and set-ups for events. Coordinates contracted work and landscaping of the building and grounds and oversee the safety and security of the church. Also works with church members to help keep our church grounds looking great.

Emily Donovan

Communications Director

Responsible for digital communications, keeping the congregation and community engaged and informed via website, app, social media, newsletters, and other media outlets.

Kelli Blowers

Administrative Assistant

Responsible for producing the worship bulletins, supporting our Communications Team with print media, assisting with the new member process, and learning other administrative responsibilities. 

Hank Montgomery

Sanctuary A/V

Creates weekly audio CDs of each Sunday sermon which are sent to our home-bound members.

Gayle Bell

Front Desk

Yard work, paper shredder, front desk greeter, mailing of memorial/in honor of cards, filing of accounts payable documents, ordering of coffee supplies and office supplies, care team assignment mailings.

Libby White

Front Desk

Front desk greeter, mailing to homebound members, paperwork for baptisms, weddings and funerals, worship attendance and other database entries.

Jeff Krebbs


Provides security for Sunday worship services, POPS, after-hours meetings, and other special events at the church.

Chris Collins

Security Team

Provides security for Sunday worship services, POPS, after-hours meetings, and other special events at the church.