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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Carol Thee

Office Administrator

Carol grew up in Hawthorne, NJ.  She and her husband Don have lived in Cranford since 1969 and raised three children here.  She graduated from College Misericordia and started her career as a biology teacher.  Carol worked with the Religious Education program at the Church of the Assumption in Roselle Park, and …

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