Reverend Dr. R. Michael Foley
Dr. Foley has been the Senior Pastor of Ormond Beach Presbyterian Church since 2005. He earned his Doctor of Ministry degree from Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary in 1998 and his Master of Divinity degree from McCormick Theological Seminary in 1979. An outstanding preacher, he is passionate about growing disciples through worship, bible study, and missional service. He serves as a Coach and Consultant with the Vital Churches Institute co-leading an Acts 16:5 Initiative team in Grand Canyon Presbytery and is Co-leading a Barnabas Leadership Group in Central Florida Presbytery. Mike is married to Janet, a registered nurse with the Orlando Veterans Administration Medical Center. They live in Ormond Beach near the church and close to Janet’s son Jason and their two wonderful grandchildren – Skylar and Oscar.
Associate Pastor – Pastor Leigh Jones
Leigh is a native of Georgia and since her baptism as a child she has been an active member of the Presbyterian Church. She graduated magna cum laude from Presbyterian College in 1995. She then attended law school at the University of Georgia and graduated cum laude in 1999. She practiced law in Atlanta for five years but came to realize that she needed a change in her life. In her words, she believed that she was called to help people spiritually instead of legally. She then attended Columbia Theological Seminary and received her Masters of Divinity degree in 2007. While in seminary, Leigh served as supply pastor of Bremen Presbyterian Church, in Bremen, Georgia. She was ordained in October of 2008. Since that time she has been the solo pastor of the Presbyterian Church of the Resurrection (PCR) in Conyers, Georgia. Her years of ministry at PCR have been productive. In addition to preaching Sunday sermons, she has introduced innovative Sunday school and Bible study programs. She has been involved in the expansion of a Food Pantry ministry that feeds those in need in the Conyers community. She was a driving force behind PCRs global mission project in Terrier Rouge, Haiti that sponsors school children, supports a medical clinic and helps to feed the hungry. She organized an expanded Vacation Bible School program last summer that included 90 children, 20 youth and over 40 adult volunteers from the church and community of Conyers. Leigh is married to Chris Jones and they have two children: Amelia, age 10, and Ben, age 6. She is very devoted to her family and she believes God is calling her to a ministry where her family can worship and grow. In her free time she enjoys volunteer work, spending time with her family, reading and running. She plays the trombone and loves music. Leigh has a warm and engaging personality. She is excited about coming to Ormond Beach and she has the right skills and enthusiasm to bring a new sense of life and commitment to our church. We will be fortunate to have her as our associate pastor.
Secretary – Virginia Tedesco
Virginia was born and raised in New Britain Connecticut. Her first job was, as a secretary, in the employee insurance division of The Hartford Fire Insurance Company in their main headquarters in Hartford, Connecticut. She had several advancements through her 32 years at The Hartford Company, ending as a IT Programmer Tester. With the number of years she had worked there she was able to retire. She had always thought if she had the chance she would love to live in Florida, especially Daytona Beach, having fond memories of vacations there. So in 2008 Virginia, along with her husband, flew down to visit her brother-in-law in Ormond Beach and looked around. To make a long story short, they put money down on a lot, put their Connecticut home up for sale, which sold in 24 hours, and they were on the road to Florida a few weeks later. She worked as a church secretary for 4 years prior to coming to Ormond Beach Presbyterian Church. They say the Lord closes one door and opens another, and Virginia says she is a testament to that fact. She has been with OBPC for a year now and has met so many lovely people and thanks our Lord every day for bringing us together.
Ormond Beach Presbyterian Church music director, Norris Williams has served our congregation since 2001. He has degrees in instrumental and choral music from Appalachian State University and has been a music director and voice teacher in the Daytona Beach area for more than 25 years. He is active as a conductor and Baritone soloist, frequently appearing on the concert stage. He has also served as Conductor of the Bel Canto Singers, an auditioned community chorus since 2009.
Barbara graduated from Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio with a Master of Sacred Music Degree in 1980. She has had extensive experience in all aspects of church music including children’s choirs, tone chimes and handbells. Barbara is an accompanist at Stetson University and came to us from Emmaus Lutheran Church in Orange City.
Sexton – Nicholas “Nick” Tedesco