Rev. Dr. Jill Duffield

Senior Pastor

Jill Duffield joined FPC in December 2020 as the 12th senior pastor in our history. She most recently served as editor and publisher of the Presbyterian Outlook. A UNCG graduate, she received a master of divinity from Union Seminary in Richmond and a doctorate of ministry from Austin Seminary in Texas. She previously served churches in NC and SC. Jill and husband Grant have three young adult children.

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Rev. Deborah Conner

Interim Associate Pastor for Outreach

A graduate of Columbia Theological Seminary and the University of Dubuque, Deborah comes to us after 18 years at Myers Park Presbyterian in Charlotte. She and husband Steve have two grown sons, two grandchildren, and three dogs. Deborah is especially excited about our Matthew 25 and Earth Care ministries. 

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Rev. Newton Cowan

Transitional Director for Pastoral Care

Newton grew up at FPC. A graduate of Union Presbyterian Theological Seminary, he has completed the Clinical Pastoral Education Program at Moses Cone Hospital.

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Rev. Dr. Doug McLeroy

Parish Associate

Doug served 30 years as a Chaplain in the Army and 15 years as a pastor before (mostly) retiring. He is a Clinical Member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists and a Fellow in the American Association of Pastoral Counselors.

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Rev. Maria Hanlin

Pastoral Care

Maria earned her Master of Divinity at the School of Theology at Claremont and her doctorate at Wesley Theological Seminary. She previously served as CEO of Habitat for Humanity of Greater Greensboro.

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Rev. Rachel Fitch


Rachel is a graduate of Duke Divinity School and an alumna of the PCUSA Young Adult Volunteer Program, where she served in Glasgow, Scotland. She is from Columbia, SC. 

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