Rev. Geoffrey J. McLean, Pastor
The Reverend Geoffrey J. McLean was born and raised in Wayne, New Jersey. In his youth, Geoff was active in the Boy Scouts, the Police Athletic League, and was a member and Elder of Wayne Presbyterian Church. Pastor Geoff, as he prefers to be called, is a PC (USA) Presbyterian Minister of Word and Sacrament. He received a Bachelor of Arts from Bloomfield College in New Jersey and a Master of Divinity from Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary.
Upon receiving a call to serve as the Pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Columbia City, Indiana in 1999, Geoff was ordained by the Presbytery of the Palisades (NJ). During his ministry in Columbia City, Geoff was active in the camp and conference ministry of Geneva Center. He also had a dynamic ministry with the community through his work as a volunteer firefighter and Chaplain.
In 2004, Pastor Geoff was called to serve as the Pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Canton, Mississippi. While in Canton, Geoff was a founding member of the Canton Coalition, a group of Christians seeking to work across racial lines in the poverty stricken area called the Sawmill Quarters of Canton, Mississippi.
Pastor Geoff began his service as Pastor of Christ Presbyterian Church in March 2007. Under his leadership, Christ Presbyterian has continued to build on it strengths as well as discover new gifts. Pastor Geoff brings a dynamic spirit to his leadership. He is committed to the application of the Gospel of Christ to the daily life of people in the world.
Rev. McLean is blessed with a wife, Sheila, a 26-year-old stepson, Johnny, and a 14-year-old son, Colin.
Diane Volcansek, Preschool Director
Diane Volcansek serves as our preschool director. She is a visionary leader who is helping to expand our Preschool Ministry to meet the needs of our community. With Diane’s leadership we have created a Preschool Ministry that allows families to select from various scheduling options.
Linda Maguire, Music Director
Linda Maguire is a professional musician, neuroscientist and gerontologist. She studied piano and voice at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music and opera at the University of Toronto and Canadian Opera Company. Linda had a substantial opera career, then went back to school to study “music as medicine” and healthy aging processes at Johns Hopkins University and George Mason.
She has been a church music director for over a decade and enjoys preparing and performing together with other singers and musicians in a committed church family. Originally from Virginia, she is very happy to join the family and musical Ministry at Christ Presbyterian Church.
Christine Forrest, Administrative Assistant
Christine Forrest joined out staff in the fall of 2016 as our Administrative Assistant. I am a North Virginian native. A wife of 20 years and a mother of three. I attend and actively volunteer at my church in Woodbridge. I really enjoy entertaining, spending time with my family, cooking and having fun. I am a well organized person from my previous experience working as a church admin. I am honored to work with Pastor Geoff and the congregation. She is in the office Monday thru Thursday 9:30 AM – 1:30 PM.
LuAnn Bynum, Church Finance Administrator/Treasurer
LuAnn has many years of Financial/Bookkeeping experience and enjoys providing financial services for multiple churches. She grew up in Alexandria, Virginia and earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from James Madison University. She is married and has two young adult children. LuAnn grew up in a large family and enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She has spent much time over the years volunteering in her kid’s schools and within the community.