Our Staff

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Our Staff

We are blessed with an incredible staff who bring their gifts and talents in service to God and to our church family.  If you would like to contact any members of our staff, please reach out to our office at info.fpchh@gmail.com or 856-547-6139. 

Rev. Eliza Cramer Jaremko

Pastor

Pastor Eliza has served as Pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Haddon Heights since November 2011. She previously served as the Associate Pastor of John Calvin Presbyterian Church (now Crossroads Church) in San Antonio, TX. Eliza, a native of Zelionople, Pennsylvania, is a lifelong Presbyterian. She was ordained as a Minister of Word and Sacament in a joint service with her father, Rev. R. Stephen Cramer, at their hometown church in 2008. She is a graduate of the College of Wooster (BA in English) and earned her Master of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary. 

Eliza currently serves as Moderator Elect for the Presbytery FOR Southern New Jersey and is co-chair of the Vital Congregations Initiative. She serves on the board for the Women in Ministry Initiative at Princeton Theological Seminary. With a passion for writing, Pastor Eliza is a regular contributor to the Presbyterian Outlook's Voices Blog and blogs monthly at ReverendMama.

Eliza lives in Haddon Heights with her husband, Kyle, and their 2 children. They enjoy days down the shore, exploring museums and National Parks, and cheering on their favorite baseball teams. 

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Pastor Eliza has served as Pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Haddon Heights since November 2011. She previously served as the Associate Pastor of John Calvin Presbyterian Church (now Crossroads Church) in San Antonio, TX. Eliza, a native of Zelionople, Pennsylvania, is a lifelong Presbyterian. She was ordained as a Minister of Word and Sacament in a joint service with her father, Rev. R. Stephen Cramer, at their hometown church in 2008. She is a graduate of the College of Wooster (BA in English) and earned her Master of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary. 

Eliza currently serves as Moderator Elect for the Presbytery FOR Southern New Jersey and is co-chair of the Vital Congregations Initiative. She serves on the board for the Women in Ministry Initiative at Princeton Theological Seminary. With a passion for writing, Pastor Eliza is a regular contributor to the Presbyterian Outlook's Voices Blog and blogs monthly at ReverendMama.

Eliza lives in Haddon Heights with her husband, Kyle, and their 2 children. They enjoy days down the shore, exploring museums and National Parks, and cheering on their favorite baseball teams. 

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Chris Thomas

Director of Music

Chris is excited to be the new Director of Music at First Presbyterian Church where he directs the Chancel Choir, the Calvin Choir (elementary-aged children), and the Covenant Ringers, our Bell Choir.  He is also Director of Choral Activities at Rowan University and Artistic Director of the Greater South Jersey Chorus.  

Originally from Illinois, Chris holds a bachelor’s degree in Vocal Music Education from Millikin University and both the Masters and Doctorate in Choral Conducting from the University of Arizona.  

He is the father of two young children, Greyson and Elandra. 

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Chris is excited to be the new Director of Music at First Presbyterian Church where he directs the Chancel Choir, the Calvin Choir (elementary-aged children), and the Covenant Ringers, our Bell Choir.  He is also Director of Choral Activities at Rowan University and Artistic Director of the Greater South Jersey Chorus.  

Originally from Illinois, Chris holds a bachelor’s degree in Vocal Music Education from Millikin University and both the Masters and Doctorate in Choral Conducting from the University of Arizona.  

He is the father of two young children, Greyson and Elandra. 

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Michael Rugge

Organist and Pianist

Mike has served as Church organist and pianist since 2014. A graduate of Rutgers University, he currrently works as a supply planner for Campbell Meals and Beverage. He and his wife Molly were recently married at First Pres! They share their house in Laurel Springs with their pets, Bennett and Chistosa.

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Mike has served as Church organist and pianist since 2014. A graduate of Rutgers University, he currrently works as a supply planner for Campbell Meals and Beverage. He and his wife Molly were recently married at First Pres! They share their house in Laurel Springs with their pets, Bennett and Chistosa.

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Mary Johnson

Administrative Assistant

Mary started at First Presbyterian Church in March of 2020 and has been slowly introduced into her new “normal” by way of a pandemic.  She is a native of Wisconsin, an avid Packers fan, and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics (which she uses quite rarely) from the University of Dallas.  

She lives in Collingswood, NJ with her husband and three children:  Matthew, Michael, and Sarah.  They are active members of the First Baptist Church of Collingswood and love scuba diving, family game nights, and a competitive NFL season. 

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Mary started at First Presbyterian Church in March of 2020 and has been slowly introduced into her new “normal” by way of a pandemic.  She is a native of Wisconsin, an avid Packers fan, and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics (which she uses quite rarely) from the University of Dallas.  

She lives in Collingswood, NJ with her husband and three children:  Matthew, Michael, and Sarah.  They are active members of the First Baptist Church of Collingswood and love scuba diving, family game nights, and a competitive NFL season. 

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Cara Blair

Sunday School Coordinator

Cara is a second generation church member (her mom, Margie Kent, currently serves on Session). After teaching elementary school for several years, Cara became a full-time mom. She has three boys, and her husband, Michael, is a pediatrician. Cara hosts virtual Sunday School every week on our "First Presbyterian Pals" Facebook Group for kids in grades Pre-K through senior high.

Questions about Christian Ed? Contact Cara Blair

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Cara is a second generation church member (her mom, Margie Kent, currently serves on Session). After teaching elementary school for several years, Cara became a full-time mom. She has three boys, and her husband, Michael, is a pediatrician. Cara hosts virtual Sunday School every week on our "First Presbyterian Pals" Facebook Group for kids in grades Pre-K through senior high.

Questions about Christian Ed? Contact Cara Blair

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Abby Burrough

Nursery Director

Abby has come on as our new nursery director and we are thrilled to have her!  She is certified in First Aid and CPR and brings with her many years of experience in caring for our little ones.  Abby is currently at Rutgers University studying Childhood Studies and Psychology.  She and her family have been members of our church for almost 30 years and they live in Haddon Heights.  

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Abby has come on as our new nursery director and we are thrilled to have her!  She is certified in First Aid and CPR and brings with her many years of experience in caring for our little ones.  Abby is currently at Rutgers University studying Childhood Studies and Psychology.  She and her family have been members of our church for almost 30 years and they live in Haddon Heights.  

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Korey Owens

Live-Stream Technician

 Korey Owens joined us in 2021 as our Live-Stream Technician, managing the sound and streaming aspects of our weekly worship services.                       

Korey is an IT professional and lives in Haddon Heights with his wife and their four children.  We are thrilled to have his services for our streaming and tech needs. 

                                                       
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 Korey Owens joined us in 2021 as our Live-Stream Technician, managing the sound and streaming aspects of our weekly worship services.                       

Korey is an IT professional and lives in Haddon Heights with his wife and their four children.  We are thrilled to have his services for our streaming and tech needs. 

                                                       
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