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Who We Are

We are a strong Christian faith-based church community that is open to all.
Our Vision:

We will be Spirit-led, dedicated servants of Jesus Christ, actively involved in transformational relationships with God, each other, and our community.

Our Mission

As part of the body of Christ, Penfield Presbyterian Church helps to meet spiritual needs, and offers opportunities for: learning God's word, meaningful fellowship, and serving others in Christ's name.

We offer:
* Bible-based sermons
* Mission projects
* Music programs

* Strong Christian education programs for children and youth
* Caring ministries

We believe:
* Jesus Christ is our Lord and Savior.
* God is our guide and present in our daily lives.
* All people are children of God with valuable gifts to offer each other and our community.
* Worship, nurture, and service are essential expressions of faith. In each of these ways we teach, share, and live God's word.

* We are committed to ensuring a safe, inviting, and nurturing environment for all to worship and grow.
* We honor and support each individual's relationship with Jesus Christ and his or her ongoing faith journey.
Penfield Presbyterian Church is part of the 10,000 congregation, 2.3 million member, Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).

PPC Leadership Team:


me at wedding websiteRev. Susan Thaine                             Pastor/Head of Staff

Pastor Sue began her ministry at Penfield Presbyterian on November 1, 2010 after being ordained by PCUSA as a Teaching Elder/Minister of Word & Sacrament in October 2010.  Sue is committed to empowering people to grow as passionate, committed, Spirit-filled and Spirit-led followers of The Way of Jesus.  Pastor Sue currently serves as the Moderator Elect of the Presbytery of Genesee Valley and serves on the Design Team & as a Year Co-Cohort Leader for Early Ministry Institute of the Synod of the North East.  Pastor Sue is excited to be serving as a delegate from the Presbytery of the Genesee Valley to the General Assembly of PCUSA in 2018.  Sue hold a Master of Divinity degree from Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School and a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Voice from Roberts Wesleyan College.   

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Jan Kennedy, Faith Development Leader

Jan has served in ministry as Faith Development Leader for PPC since 2009.  She holds a Bachelor of Arts. Humanities and Outdoor Education with a Philosophy minor from Houghton College, NY (1985), a Master of Science in Marital and Family Therapy from Fuller Seminary Graduate School of Psychology (1992) and a Master of Arts in Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, CA (1994).  In addition to helping shape the faith development of folks at PPC, Jan has served as an adjunct professor at Roberts Wesleyan College where she has help shape the development of young adult minds and hearts.  

Tracy Ashline, PPC Early Learning Center Director
Tracy Ashline directs the bustling Early Learning Center (note the name change in 2014). To speak with Tracy about the program call 377-0122.


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Brenda Tucker, Office Administrator

Brenda Tucker began working at Penfield Presbyterian in June 2015.   Office Hours for Brenda are M-F from 1:00-5:00.  Brenda holds a B.S. Degree from SUNY Buffalo in Accounting.  
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Chrissy Stevens-Schwind, Church Musician
Chrissy began leading congregational worship through music and the Chancel Choir in Spring of 2015.  Chrissy holds a Bachelor Degree in Music Education  (emphasis on voice, piano and clarinet) and a Master of Education Degree from Graceland University.