Welcome to Twelve Corners Presbyterian Church in Brighton, NY! At our church, we have an incredible team of staff members who are dedicated to serving our congregation and community. Each member brings their unique talents and skills to help make our church a warm and welcoming environment for everyone. Whether you are a longtime member or a first-time visitor, we are always happy to serve you and provide any assistance you may need. We are proud to have such a dedicated and compassionate team, and we welcome you to get to know us and experience the warmth and welcoming atmosphere of Twelve Corners Presbyterian Church.
REV. JEFF FOX-KLINE
Jeff Fox-Kline joined us in the fall of 2022. A midwestern native, Jeff has lived in Illinois, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin. He received his Master of Divinity degree from McCormick Theological Seminary in 2013, was ordained in 2014, and is excited to share his passion for compassionate and collaborative ministry with the congregation at Twelve Corners Presbyterian Church. Jeff has previously served in two congregations, one in Pottstown, Pennsylvania and the other in Madison, Wisconsin. As the pastor, Jeff can be found: in his office, at the hospital, at individuals’ homes, at the coffee shop, out to lunch (literally, not figuratively), in the pulpit, or around in the community. He believes that the Church is at its best when it is a place where we can create strong bonds and use those bonds to serve God through loving our neighbor. Jeff and his family (wife, daughter, and cat) enjoy exploring new neighborhoods and restaurants, knitting, baking, and spending time reading together. He loves to spend time at a restaurant or over a cup of coffee so if you have any questions or just want to get together, email or call him.
Finance and Building Use Administrator
Peggy has served Twelve Corners Presbyterian Church as Financial and Building Use Administrator since 2004. With more than four decades of professional experience since receiving her degree in accounting, she is responsible for maintaining all financial aspects of the church in accordance with accepted accounting principles. Peggy is also the primary contact person for nonprofit groups interested in using the church building and grounds for various functions and meetings. She lives in Rochester with her husband. There is always something going on in the area to occupy their time, especially if it involves the arts. They regularly attend concerts, plays, and festivals. They also love nature and spend a lot of time gardening, bird watching, biking, and just soaking up the sunshine. Their travels take them to North Carolina where they like to spoil their two grandchildren.
Ivanka has a Masters of Music in Piano Performance, a Masters of Music in Music Theory Pedagogy, and a Doctorate of Piano Performance and Literature, all from the Eastman School of Music. She also has more than 20 years of experience as a church musician, many of those years in Presbyterian churches in NY and NJ playing piano, organ, directing church choirs, and directing church bell choirs. Ivanka lives with her two teenage children in Victor.
Kelly joined our staff in 2020 as our Office Administrator and Communications Manager. Throughout the years, she’s helped our church through a number of transitions, including the pandemic, and continues to show her support in many ways. Whether it’s organizing office operations, publishing content online and in print, or contributing to our missions, she’s dedicated to our congregation and is always happy to help. As Communications Manager, Kelly designs and publishes our weekly news blast and monthly newsletter, manages our website, social media, and online presence, and provides tech support for online worship. While she works remotely, she’s passionate about making sure our congregation stays well-informed and well-connected. Kelly has a bachelor’s degree in Communications (with a focus on journalism and creative writing), graduated Summa Cum Laude from SUNY Brockport, and brings with her more than 20 years of writing, publishing, and marketing communications experience. She is also a certified wellness coach and life coach. Outside of work, she loves books, both reading them and collecting them; watching tv shows and movies; and spending time with her family (including her cat, Lynxie).
Michelle, our Office Assistant, joined our church staff in March of 2023. As well as clerical duties for the church, she is responsible for editing the church bulletin for Sunday services. Michelle retired from Brighton Central School District in 2020 as an Administrative Assistant in the Brighton Teacher Center. The Brighton Teacher Center provides support, resources, and training for teachers and staff members. Skills she utilized with Brighton CSD will serve the Twelve Corner Presbyterian Church well. Michelle lives with her husband south of Geneva, NY. on Seneca Lake. She enjoys reading, quilting, and taking care of her preschool granddaughters two and a half days per week. You are welcome to stop in on Tuesdays when the office is open.