Anne Kenderes, Moderator
Anne is a Ruling Elder from Calvin Presbyterian Church in Linden, where she is the Clerk of Session, choir member, moderator of Calvin Presbyterian Women and worship leader as the church is presently in transition, seeking a new pastor. She and her husband, John, live in north Edison and are both retired. Anne retired in 2013 from an administrative position in Westfield.
She has served in presbytery on Stewardship and Finance Committee, Committee on Ministry and currently serves on Presbyterian Women (PW) in Presbytery and recently attended the PW Churchwide gathering in Minneapolis. She has been a General Assembly commissioner in 2003 on Peacemaking Committee.
Anne is originally from Slovakia (Eastern Europe), where she grew up in Reformed Christian Church. She and her mother came to Linden in early 1961 to be a family with her father, who arrived in 1950 for a better life. We started worshipping at Calvin, which was built by Slovak immigrants in 1934, in Tremley Point section of Linden. Anne made her confirmation in the Slovak language upon arrival. Anne still speaks and writes in Slovak and has visited her family there many times.
In her community, she is active in the Linden Interfaith Council, CROP Walk, Linden Food Pantry, coordinates the Annual World Day of Prayer, the first Friday of March, which is held in Linden community churches.
Rev. Erin Hayes-Cook, Vice-Moderator
Jeremy T. Campbell, Stated Clerk
Jeremy is a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Metuchen. A graduate of Moravian College and Moravian Theological Seminary in Bethlehem, PA, Jeremy is a Ruling Elder and a candidate for the Ministry of Word and Sacrament. Currently Jeremy works for Mid Atlantic Rehabilitation Services in Bethlehem PA as an Addictions Counselor. He has served the Metuchen Church as a deacon and ruling elder as well as a Sunday School teacher and interim youth director. He also served as seminary intern at First Presbyterian Church of Roselle and First Presbyterian Church of Allentown (PA). He chairs the Bills & Overtures Committee of the presbytery and serves on the Administrative Commission working with First Church, Elizabeth.
Alan Ford, Trustees President
Alan is a Ruling Elder from Bethlehem Presbyterian Church in Pittstown, where he lives with his wife Marilyn.
He is a past moderator of Elizabeth Presbytery, and has served on numerous commissions, units and committees. He has been a General Assembly commissioner in 1996 and in 2006, and has been a member of the Presbyterian Mission Agency Board, including chair of its Stewardship Committee. He has served on several church boards, including Stony Point Center, the Board of Pensions, Jarvie Commonweal Service and Elizabethport Presbyterian Center. He has also served as a Synod commissioner and as the Treasurer for the Synod of the Northeast.
He is a consulting actuary and was Senior Vice President and Chief Actuary for a major group insurance company. He has served on the Actuarial Standards Board and on the Society of Actuaries Education and Examination Committee, where he was the general chair. He was an associate editor of the first five editions of Group Insurance, the textbook of choice for professionals.
In his community, he is active with a local Boy Scout Troop and the Hunterdon County United Way, where he was most recently president. He also serves as vice-chair of the Union Township planning board.”
Linwood Bagby, Cabinet Chair
Linwood Bagby is a native of West Deptford, New Jersey and received his BS from The College of New Jersey and his Masters from Kean University. Both degrees were in Speech and Language Pathology. He resides in Union, New Jersey. Linwood is currently employed as a Speech and Language Specialist with the Elizabeth Public Schools Board of Education. Linwood is active in the community where he works. In 1994, he founded Restore Ministries, Inc. to be a safe haven for kids and teens.
Linwood is an active member in the Presbytery of Elizabeth, New Jersey, which represents 47 churches. In 2012 he was elected to serve as the Moderator for the Elizabeth Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church (USA). Currently he fills his time at Restore and within community and church related organizations. Linwood is the president of Presbyterians Renewal in Spirit and Missions (PRISM), is an Elder at Second Presbyterian Church, 1161 East Jersey Street, where the Restore program is located, and he teaches Sunday school and is a member of the Church’s Session (the governing board). His hobbies are reading fantasy and mystery novels, guitar, cooking and riding his bike.