Staff

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Leslie Dobbs-Allsopp

Interim Presbytery Leader

Rev. Leslie Dobbs-Allsopp is Interim Presbyery Leader of the Elizabeth Presbytery.

Leslie is a cradle Presbyterian, was raised in Louisville KY, and is a graduate of Duke University and Princeton Theological Seminary. She has served pastorates in MD, NY, NJ, and PA, and will celebrate her 30th ordination anniversary in November.

Since 2008 Leslie have served as a transitional pastor for 4 congregations in 4 (very) different presbyteries. From 2000-2008 she ran two Lilly Endowment grants based at Princeton Seminary, focused on learning from, equipping, and supporting ordained youth ministers. She chaired and co-chaired CPM in New Brunswick Presbytery from 2012-2016, and during the same time frame she served an elected term on the Presbyteries’ Cooperative Committee on Examinations.

Leslie is married to Chip Dobbs-Allsopp, James Lenox Librarian and Professor of Old Testament at Princeton Seminary and they are the parents of two sons, ages 25 and 20. Leslie has served as the interim pastor at the Woodbridge Church from Sep 2012 until early 2015, and looks forward to serving again within the boundaries of Elizabeth Presbytery.

Leslie’s role in Elizabeth Presbytery is to equip and support the Presbytery staff and support the Presbytery as we live into our new missional structure.

To contact Leslie via email: pastorleslieda@gmail.com

Jeremy Campbell

Jeremy T. Campbell

Stated Clerk
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Rev. Jeremy Campbell is the ecclesiastical officer of the presbytery, by the Book of Order. As such, Jeremy records the transactions of the presbytery, keeps its rolls of membership and attendance, review session records with Clerks of Session, and maintains necessary records. He serves as the parliamentarian of the presbytery and the interpreter of the Constitution of the Presbyterian Church (USA).

Jeremy serves as staff to Cabinet, the Committee on Ministry, the Committee on Preparation for Ministry, Bills & Overtures Committee, Nominating, and the Committee to Review Session Minutes.  Jeremy is available to answer questions on polity and issues before the church.  He will work with Clerks of Session.  Contact Jeremy if you have any questions regarding officer training.

To contact Jeremy via email: jtcampbell@elizabethpresbytery.org

Trudi Folkes

Trudi M. Folkes

Communications Coordinator
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Trudi is responsible for coordinating presbytery office operations in support of the leadership and units of the Presbytery. She is responsible for communications among the presbytery office, the congregations of the presbytery, and the teaching and ruling elders of the presbytery; and also manages the presbytery website and social media. Trudi also provides administrative assistance to the Transitional Leader.

Born and raised in New Jersey, Trudi is a first-generation American who prides herself on her family’s Jamaican heritage.  Trudi joined the Presbytery staff in June 2015 and has worked per-diem and full-time in the Presbyterian Church for over 12 years.  Trudi has a BS in Chemistry from St. John’s University in Queens, NY and is currently pursuing a BS in Nursing at Rutgers University.

To contact Trudi via email: office@elizabethpresbytery.org

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Terry Gleason

Bookkeeper
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Terry is responsible to the presbytery for managing its financial services, including payments to mission commitments, balancing accounts, and managing record keeping of transactions.

Terry is a member and ruling elder of Oak Tree Presbyterian Church.