Staff

Daniel A. Velez-Acevedo

Director of Children, Youth and Family Ministries

My name is Daniel A. Velez-Acevedo but you can call me Danny. I am the Director of Children, Youth and Family Ministries at FPCC. I’d like to say that it is a tremendous blessing for me to be part of this loving community at FPCC. Thank you for the precious opportunity to …

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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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Robert Grube

Organist

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 since 1965.

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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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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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