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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Caroline Unzaga

Associate Pastor

Caroline was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia.  She is a cradle Presbyterian and was baptized and confirmed at Peachtree Presbyterian Church.  Following high school, Caroline attended college at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.  As graduation approached, she felt God’s calling to serve in the mission field as a Young Adult …

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Alison R. Nead

Music Director

Alison R. Nead joined the staff of First Presbyterian Church. Cranford on November 1, 2011 as Music Director. She served as the Music Director at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in Garwood for 24 years before joining our church staff. Alison is directing our Westminster youth choir and our adult Chancel …

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Elsa Gail Hahn


Next to Bob Grube, the church organist, Elsa has been working at First Presbyterian longer than anyone else on the staff. Raised in Westfield, she participated the choirs of the Congregational Church. It was there where, as a first grader, she met Evelyn Bleeke (the former director of music ministries at FPCC). …

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Robert Grube


Robert is a native of Cranford. He graduated from Cranford High School and received a Musical Club of Westfield Scholarship. He graduated from Rutgers University and received his Master’s degree from NYU. His organ teachers were Walter Reinhold and David Drinkwater. He has been a virtuoso organist at First Presbyterian Church for …

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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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Ashley Kile

Youth Fellowship Coordinator

With a strong desire to guide youth as they grow in their relationship with Christ, and a heart to learn about the needs of those around the world and ways to serve their needs, Ashley is excited to have the opportunity to serve as the Youth Director of FPCC.

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