John Christian Kile

Senior Pastor

“The focus of my Ministry is to help people know that they are loved unconditionally by God – Father, Son and Holy Spirit.”

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Alison R. Nead

Music Director

Alison joined the staff of First Presbyterian Church of Cranford on November 1, 2011 as Music Director. She recently added Contemporary Worship director to her duties of Chancel Choir (adults) and Inspire Choir (teens) director. She has her BA in Music Performance and over 50 years experience in Sacred Music. She also has …

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Elsa Gail Hahn

Assistant Music Director

Next to Bob Grube, the church organist, Elsa has been working at FPCC longer than anyone else on the staff. Raised in Westfield, she participated in choirs of the First Congregational Church. She joined their children’s choirs in first grade, under the direction of Evelyn Bleeke, a former director of music ministries at FPCC, …

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Robert Grube


Bob is a native of Cranford. He graduated from Cranford High School with a Musical Club of Westfield Scholarship. He graduated from Rutgers University and received his Master’s degree from NYU. His organ instructors were Walter Reinhold and David Drinkwater. He has been the organist at First Presbyterian Church for fifty-three years.

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Beth Marshall

Sunday School Coordinator

Beth knows from personal experience the importance of having wonderful Sunday School teachers in a child’s life, and wants to ensure each child feels loved and at home in the church before they enter the sometimes murky worlds of middle and high school where faith can at times be hard to maintain. She knows a strong foundation will help them navigate life’s challenges and prepare them for youth and adult ministries as they get older.

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