Pastors and Staff

Interim Leader: Tony De La Rosa

Image of Tony De La RosaRuling Elder Luis Antonio (“Tony”) De La Rosa is the former Interim Executive Presbyter of the Presbytery of New York City, where he led a staff of  employees, clergy members and congregations comprising more than 14,500 members.

A lifelong Presbyterian, Tony is the former Clerk of Session at Immanuel Presbyterian Church of Los Angeles, and he has volunteered for over 20 years on various General Assembly-level entities, including the Advisory Committee on Litigation (as a charter member), the Special Committee on Church-wide Compensation Policy Guidelines, and more recently on the Special Committee to Study Issues of Civil Union and Christian Marriage that reported to the 219th General Assembly in 2010.

In addition to his work with the Presbyterian church, Tony served for 10 years with L.A. Care Health Plan, first as a departmental administrator and then as Associate Counsel. From 1991 to 1999.

Tony received his Bachelor of Arts, Master of Divinity and Juris Doctor degrees from Yale University. He comes to Newport Presbyterian Church from Los Angeles, where he resides with his partner of seven years, Michael P. Bendgen.

 

Associate Pastor: Janet DeWater
A native of New Jersey, Janet DeWater has called the northwest home since 1988. A graduate of San Francisco Theological Seminary, she served First Presbyterian Church in Everett before coming to Newport as the Director of Children’s Ministries in 2002.  In 2009 she was called to serve as Associate Pastor at Newport. Her responsibilities include worship, children’s and family ministries, oversight of the youth program, and general pastoral duties. She and her husband John, enjoy supporting their children’s activities, (Paul is a student at Seattle University and Nora is at Redmond High School), working on their home and yard, gathering with family and friends, and every once in a while, the cherished opportunity to relax and read!

 

 

 

Program Staff

 

Nursery Director: Noriko Fujita

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fishpond Preschool Director: Keri Cable
Phone: 425-736-4392
E-mail:fishpond@newportpres.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pastors Emeriti:

 

David Meekhof

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gary Schwab

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Parish Associate:

Mary Hanke

 

Music Staff

 

Pianist: Jennifer Greene

Jennifer Greene

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Office Staff

Office Manager: Pam Zipoy

 

Bookkeeper: Susan Jorgensen (not pictured)

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