REVEREND DR. JONATHAN BARKER (Interim Pastor)
 
I was ordained into the ministry of Word and Sacrament 40 years ago, in 1978, with my Grandfather, the Rev. Eugene M. Bushong delivering the ordination sermon in Pittsford, NY. Currently unmarried, I have been blessed with two adult sons, one adult daughter, three grandsons – 7 years to 10 months old – and one granddaughter who is 4. In addition to interests in the organizational development of churches, I have been a photog-rapher since I was 10, an FCC licensed amateur radio station operator since 15, an FAA cer-tified remote pilot for the past 2 years, and a website designer and developer since 1996. In my earlier years, I was interested in radio since I was about 7 and my father built me a crystal radio set. After that, I built a couple myself. I obtained my FCC amateur radio li-cense a few years later. My interest in photography was stoked when I took a photo developing course at Eastman Kodak. I was 10 in a class of adults. About 8 years later, I had set up a darkroom for developing my images. Two years ago, I expanded into aerial photography by becoming an FAA remote pilot certified to fly small unmanned aircraft systems. These images and videos I use in the design and development of web sites. My formal educational background includes the following: B.S. with major in communication and journalism – Missouri Valley College, 1973. A Presbyterian affiliated college, M.Div. – Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School, 1978. Theology. D.Min. – Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School, 1984. Doctorate in theology and family systems. Post Doctoral – The Fielding University (then The Fielding Institute), 1989 – 1992. A three year study of human and organization systems development, I continue my education in applied theology, computer programming, website design and website development, etc. as the need arises and God leads.

Eleanor Henneman  Church Office Administrative Assistant                       eleanor.henneman@johncalvinchurch.org

We would like to introduce John Calvin Presbyterian Church’s new Office Administrator, Eleanor Henneman.
     Eleanor is from Alexandria, LA, yet has lived most of her life in Metairie. She graduated from LSU and has 20+ years work experience in Human Resources and Office Management.
     Eleanor is married to her high school sweetheart, Christopher, who runs his own graphic design firm, Henneman Design. They have two wonderful daughters. Morgan, an aspiring Chef, is married to Aaron James and is expecting their first child in the fall. Taylor, a graduate from University of Louisiana Lafayette, has a degree in Biology and is continuing her education for her PA degree.
     Eleanor will be a great addition to John Calvin. Not only does she look forward to working again in a Christian atmosphere, but she also has a strong understanding of the inner workings of a church.
 
 
Julie R. Hebert
Christian Education Leader
julie.hebert@johncalvinchurch.org
 

Julie Hebert, a member of John Calvin Church, has joined our staff as the Christian Education Leader. Julie was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. Julie received her bachelor’s degree from Our Lady of The Lake College in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Shortly after college she married her high school sweetheart Josh Hebert. Julie and Josh were blessed with three active boys (Caleb 12, Christian 8, and Joseph 5). Caleb and Christian attend Christian Brothers School, Joseph goes to Hynes Charter school. Julie has eleven plus years as a Medicare Billing Specialist, mom, and wife. Between working for home health agencies she was room mom at the boys’ schools, volunteered many hours at book fairs, field trips, and helped care for her beloved nieces and nephew when needed. Julie has worked with youth as a substitute teacher, taught vacation bible school, and lead group activities for schools. Julie hopes to bring new ideas and form lasting relationships with the youth and their families at the church. Julie will use her expertise from her experience with children, strong faith, and administrative skills together to make a strong Christian Educator of John Calvin Church.

 

William R. Memmott

Church Organist and Choir Master
wrmemmott@aol.com
 

William R. (Bill) Memmott grew up in northern New Jersey, the son and brother of Presbyterian ministers. He began serving as an organist at age twelve, serving churches in New Jersey, New York City, St. Louis, and New Orleans. He studied organ with Dr. Charlotte Garden of the Sacred Music School of Union Theological Seminary, Dr. Carl Weinrich at Princeton University and Jean Langlais of Ste. Clotilde, Paris. His composition studies were with Milton Babbitt and Edward Cone at Princeton University, with Dr. Leigh Gerdine at Washington University in St. Louis, and with Michael Rihner and Dr. Yotam Haber at The University of New Orleans (Masters Degree). Other music studies included piano, trombone, violin, conducting and musicology. Over the years he served at Memorial, Westminster and Northminster Presbyterian Churches in St. Louis. He was Head of Music Activities at Fontbonne University in St. Louis and conducted at St. Louis University. He was the founder and artistic director of The Pro Arte Chorale in northern New Jersey and The Bel Canto Chorus and Orchestra in St. Louis. He has performed widely as conductor and recitalist. His compositions include works for piano, organ, choir and instrumental ensembles. Bill was also President and Tonal Director of Louis IX Associates Pipe Organ Company. Since moving to New Orleans, he most recently was Organist/Choir Master at St. Anna Episcopal Church, served on the Episcopal Bishop’s Commission on Worship and Liturgy, and served as Dean of the local chapter of the American Guild of Organists. He enjoys the regular choir work as well as two concerts yearly with professional orchestra and soloists. If you sing or play an instrument, consider joining the music ministry.

Julie Julie Etland
Accompanist
 

Mrs. Julie Etland is our new Accompanist and we’re blessed by her talents! Julie is an attorney, and a recent federal government retiree with over 31 years’ experience.  She spent more than 20 years as a federal law enforcement agent, and three additional years as a special prosecutor in the United States Attorney’s Office.   She currently runs a home-based law enforcement consulting business. Julie has been a Christian for over 45 years, and loves being a mother to her 10-year-old son, Ethan, who attends John Calvin with her.  They both fell in love with John Calvin when Ethan attended the preschool here.  Julie is married to a retired Louisiana State Trooper, Brian, and she and her husband enjoy do-it-yourself projects around their home and yard.  Julie studied piano for over 15 years, and has continued to play throughout her life.  She is very excited to be a part of the music program at John Calvin Presbyterian Church.   laurenLauren Crisler Oufnac  

Playschool Director
lauren.oufnac@johncalvinchurch.org
 

Lauren  graduated from Loyola University with both a Bachelor of Arts Degree and a Master’s Degree in Counseling.  She is certified as a school counselor as well.  Lauren began in the playschool as a mom and room parent and enjoyed the school so much she decided to become a teacher.  Lauren accepted the position of Director and looks forward to ensuring that other parents have the same wonderful school experience that she had as a parent.  Lauren truly believes in the philosophy of our Playschool and how much our students learn through play and hands-on activities.   Caroline Caroline P. Orgeron

Playschool Administrative Assistant
caroline.orgeron@johncalvinchurch.org

         

Lilia Ubaka   Custodian