Meet Our Staff

 

We’d love for you to meet our staff in person, but in the meantime, you can read a little about them.

Rev. Eddie Jusino –  Pastor

Pastor Eddie Jusino Rev. Eddie Jusino was born and raised in Puerto Rico. After earning his Bachelor’s degree and International MBA, Eddie traveled in Europe and Latin America for Libby Glass. He later settled in Los Angeles where he worked for the State of California’s Dept. of Commerce and the Hay Management.

A time of reflection and prioritizing his life goals led Eddie to see the professional ministry as his true calling. He studied at the San Francisco Theological Seminary and has served churches in Washington, D.C., Iowa, Kansas and New York.

Eddie and his wife Pam have two children, Emmett and Charlotte, who live with their spouses in New York and Chicago, respectively.

Joshua ArcheyDirector of Christian Education

joshua archey dir christian edHi, I’m Josh Archey, Director of Christian Education at First Pres. My wife Dawn and I have been active members of FPC Farmington since 2011, and I was ordained as a ruling elder in 2013. We have two children, Peter and Hannah. I studied German and minored in mathematics at Kalamazoo College, and received my MA in German from the University of Oregon. I have taught German to university students, and math and science to K-12 students. I love spending time with my family, visiting museums—especially air museums—swimming, and reading a good book.

Dr. Gerald Custer –  Music Director

Staff Gerald Custer Music DirectorI’m Jerry Custer, Director of Music at First Pres since 2005. I live in Ann Arbor and teach music theory and composition at Wayne State University in Detroit and work with private students as well. I enjoy reading, walking, camping, and good coffee. For more info about me, please go to tinyurl.com/custerbio.

Karen SpicaAdministrative Assistant

Karen Spica Administrative Assistant

 Kim Kucharski – Preschool Director

Preschool Staff Teacher Kim KucharskiMy name is Kim Kucharski. I graduated from the University of Michigan with an Elementary Education degree. I have worked with children of all ages, but my favorite age group to teach is preschoolers. I love the Farmington Presbyterian Nursery School’s program; I have been a threes teacher since 2006. Previously, I worked as the Director of Family Ministries at the First Presbyterian Church of Royal Oak.   I have two children: Taylor and Ben. I love to spend time with my kids and my husband, Steve. I enjoy singing, photography, hiking, and yoga.

Kerri Wimmer – Preschool Teacher

Preschool Staff Teacher Kerri WimmerMrs. Kerri Wimmer has her degree in Elementary Education with an Early Childhood Endorsement. She has three children, two of which are Farmington Presbyterian Preschool alumni! Mrs. Wimmer loves working with the children, teachers and families of FPP. In her free time, she enjoys reading, boating, pilates and spending time with her husband and children.

 Karen Phillips – Preschool Teacher

Preschool Staff Teacher Karen PhilipsMy name is Karen Phillips, I graduated from Atlanta Christian College. I taught Math and Physical Education at Pathway Christian School. I enjoy going to sporting events and traveling with my family. My daughter, Carlie is a proud alumni of Farmington Presbyterian Preschool. 

 Katie Riesing – Preschool Teacher

I graduated from Indiana University completed my Masters of Science in Healthcare Management from the Ohio State University, before I completed graduate work for Elementary/Primary Education certification at Indiana Wesleyan University. I taught 3rd grade at The Orchard School in Indianapolis, IN before moving to Michigan and starting a family. I have two young boys: Frederick and Sawyer.

In my free time I enjoy reading, being active, spending time outdoors and with friends, and playing with my boys. I love working with this age since I can be silly, dance, sing, do crafts, and help shape a young mind to develop an appreciation for learning and being kind to others.

Dawn Eddy and Sandra Lieberman – Sunday Nursery Attendants