Rev. Bill Owens, Pastor
First and foremost, I’d like to thank you for your warm welcome. Kentucky has been my home for twenty-two years, and this is where I plan to retire. My wife, Katie, and I enjoy living in the Clifton area, sharing our home with three fur-babies: one dog and two cats. I have a daughter, Ami, who lives in Plainview with her husband, Vince, and our two grandchildren, five-year old Jacie and McKellar, nine months. My son, Will, recently relocated from Atlanta to Nashville.
I am thrilled to be serving as your pastor in this my 30th year of ordained ministry. I trust that my varied experience in the church – associate pastor, co-pastor, pastor, interim/transitional pastor, and having served as hospice chaplain, and in program management on the national staff of the PC(USA) – will all come in to play in my time with you. But I must say, I see this situation to be entirely new and different, and not without its unique challenges. Never before have I attempted part-time work in the church, and so I see our time together as a learning experience for myself, yes, but also for you. I’m pleased to know that you are a Matthew 25 church, with a focus on building congregational vitality. I am confident you have everything you need to be a thriving congregation. I am committed to helping you experience more vitality, not less, and to helping you think differently about carrying out your mission in the Fern Creek area. I see one of my roles as providing stability and making sure the faith focus doesn’t get lost. Another is honoring my own limits and allowing you to step into your role as a minister. I look forward to partnering with you during our time together.
Kim Karchenes, Director of Music/Accompanist - firstname.lastname@example.org
Kim has been involved in church music since she began playing for St. Susanna’s Parish in Dedham, MA when she was a teenager. She holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance from the University of Lowell and has been a performing classical pianist for the past 25 years. She has performed extensively throughout Massachusetts, Maine and New Hampshire as a soloist and accompanist. She was guest pianist with the Thayer Symphony Orchestra, has played Mass at St Mark’s Cathedral in Venice, Italy, has played an Episcopalian Service in Denmark, and has performed at Carnegie Hall with the Tim Janis Christmas Ensemble. She has a Professional Certificate in Sacred Music from Virginia Wesleyan College.
Kim is excited to revive the music program here and will conduct the Chancel Choir, Bell Choir and hopes to work towards having a Children’s Choir. She believes there is a strong connection between music and worship which helps us link our hearts and minds with God through a wide variety of musical offerings.
Kim, her husband Dana and her dog moved from Maine to Kentucky. And yes she is LOVING the hot weather, no more snow for her! When not practicing she and her husband love tending their vegetable garden and working on making their new home their own. She enjoys playing with their German Shepherd Kiersa and searching for that next big “find” in the local flea markets.
Carol Daugherty, Administrative Secretary - email@example.com
Carol has been a member of our staff since October, 1987, serving first as Secretary and then as Administrative Secretary. She completed the Medical Secretarial Program at Sullivan Business College in 1967. Prior to serving at Beulah, Carol worked for General Electric Company as an executive secretary. She has two children and four grandchildren and loves spending time with them.
Michael Purintun, Bookkeeper - firstname.lastname@example.org
Michael graduated from Warren Wilson College, outside Asheville, NC, with a degree in Theatre, and then from Louisville Presbyterian Seminary with a Master of Divinity degree. He worked for the Presbyterian Center for 21 years, and since then has held a variety of positions. Currently Michael is self-employed (full-time). Most of his work is comprised of bookkeeping, but it does include web work, editing, administration, sales, and singing. Michael is also licensed as a limited representative in securities, so he is very busy. Michael sings at Church of the Advent, with Voices of Kentuckiana, and with the Gilbert and Sullivan Society. When not working, he can usually be found either performing or preparing for that. Michael is also an elder at Central Presbyterian Church.
Marquise Medal, Church Custodian
A native of Canada, Marquise joined the staff of Beulah in May, 2011, serving first as a temporary custodian, then a permanent position in August, 2013. During her time of service, she has also served as the Ramsey Building Attendant. Prior to coming to Beulah, Marquise served as Building Control Clerk for United Parcel Service. She is especially proud of her daughter and two grandsons. Marquise enjoys gardening, cooking and volunteering, especially helping those learning English as a second language. She became a naturalized citizen in January, 2018.
Bobby and Chrissy Patton, Ramsey Custodians