Rev. Dr. Cliff Jones, Senior Pastor
Cliff is Senior Pastor at St. Paul’s. You might say his ministry experience has now come back to the start. Cliff went to college at the University of Pennsylvania, where he discovered the reality of Jesus Christ and within a few years made the choice to engage in pastoral ministry. After a stop in the Boston area for seminary at Gordon-Conwell theological seminary, he moved with Lucy, his wife, to Dallas, Pennsylvania, just outside Wilkes-Barre, to begin ministry. Three children later (Amy, Craig, and Laura), “they packed up their bags and moved to” – El Paso, Texas! There they started a new church. Cliff also went back to school; he says that he had figured out the questions for ministry and now needed answers. He received a Doctor of Ministry degree from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California.
Then, the circle began bending back towards the East Coast with the next move to Kansas City. The children graduated and headed off to college. Now, one lives in Richmond, with her husband and family, another lives in Philadelphia and the third with his wife and family also in Philadelphia. With Cliff and Lucy’s move to New Jersey, just across the river from Philadelphia, they’re back where they started from. Cliff is glad to be here, exploring historical sites taking advantage of the many learning opportunities that the area offers and grateful for the ministry God has given him.
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Melissa Shinn, Administrative Assistant
Melissa is the Administrative Assistant for St. Paul’s. She is originally from Northeast Philadelphia. Eighteen years ago she moved to New Jersey and has lived with her family in Laurel Springs for the past sixteen years. Her husband, Matt, is from Stratford, so Laurel Springs was the perfect place to settle and start their family.
Melissa enjoys spending time with her husband and her son, John. She enjoys traveling to new places with her family and meeting new people. When asked what she likes most about St. Paul's, she responded by saying, "I love the family atmosphere at St. Paul's. Everyone has made me feel welcome!"
Steve Kwiatkowski, Director of Music
For the past eight years, Steve has served in the music ministry of St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church. First as our organist and more recently as our Music Director. Steve has served in ministry for sixteen years, both in music and pastoral. Steve resides in Clementon, NJ and is a big part of our church family here at St. Paul’s.
Ben Green, Pastoral Associate
Ben and his family are happy to be serving in ministry at St. Paul's. He comes to the church after serving 12 years active duty in the US Army. Ben has an undergraduate degree in Political Science from the University of Pennsylvania, a masters degree in theological studies from Princeton Seminary, and is grateful to be completing his Master of Divinity at Biblical Theological Seminary in Hatfield, PA. He continues to serve in the Chaplain Corps of the US Army Reserve.
Ben is actively involved in weekly worship, the Kid's Life program, and music programs at St. Paul's. He enjoys Gospel-related books and music. Some of his favorite authors, musicians, and composers include: R.C. Sproul, D.A. Carson, Tim Keller, Andrew Peterson, Audrey Assad, Rich Mullins, C.S. Lewis, Voddie Baucham, Sally Lloyd-Jones, Charles Spurgeon, Jonathan Edwards, John Rutter, Eric Whitacre, Gary Larson, and Bill Waterson... the list could go on and on!