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Lucia was born and raised in Indianapolis and received her undergraduate degree from Indiana/Purdue University and her Master of Divinity degree from Christian Theological Seminary, Indianapolis. She is married to John (also a pastor) and together they have a blended family of six grown children and eight grandchildren. John and Lucia spend most of their vacation time fly-fishing for trout in beautiful rivers and streams. It’s not only a time for pursuing a passion but they find it to also be a time for discernment and spiritual renewal.
Prior to accepting the call to become Pastor/ Head of Staff at Central, Lucia had served churches in 8 states as a trained Transitional Pastor. She very much enjoyed being able to assist churches during their time of transition and saw each placement as an opportunity to envision what God is up to and to lean into God’s guidance for the future.
Now as an installed minister Lucia continues to use the experience, talents and faith that made her an effective interim to seek insight, consider perspectives and pursue opportunities that will help Central navigate the path that God is asking to be followed.
Read Lucia’s Daily Devotional Blog: E-votionally Speaking
Wil attended Lyon College and graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre and a minor in Religious Studies. He is currently in his final year at the University of Dubuque Theological Seminary pursuing a Master of Divinity.
Playing an active role in the leadership and life of Central Presbyterian Church for the past six years, Wil has served as an Elder, Stephen Minister, and on the Pastoral Nominating Committee, Worship SPT, and Adult Education Committee. He also enjoys singing with the choir.
In addition to his time at Central, Wil works with Wabash Valley Alliance as a PATH Outreach Case Manager, assisting homeless persons in Tippecanoe County who are disconnected with community resources. His spouse, Ryan, is also active at Central. They both enjoy traveling, theatre, and spending time with friends and family.
Organist & Director of Adult Music
Jeffry came to Central 1986 and has stayed ever since. As Director of Adult Music and Organist Jeff provides musical leadership for the Traditional worship services and for Central Church Choir. He has played numerous organ recitals for organ dedications and other occasions. Jeff has also been the organist for Purdue commencements since 1998. He holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree with emphases in Keyboard and Voice from the University of Northern Iowa and a Masters in Educational Administration and Curriculum from Purdue University.
Jeff was a member of the music faculty of West Lafayette Junior/Senior High School from 1984 to 2013 and retired from that position. During that time he served as Music department leader and K-12 Music Communicator. Jeff developed and taught courses in Electronic Music and Music Appreciation. He also taught Music Theory and worked with junior and senior high choristers and junior high orchestra students. Jeff was a mentor for first year music teachers and was chair of the West Lafayette High School Curriculum Committee.
In addition to his musical work at Central Presbyterian, Jeff now teaches privately and is a Visiting Lecturer in Music at Purdue.
Director of Adult Handbells
Janice has served as Central Presbyterian’s Adult Bell Choir Director since 1992. Janice is a retired elementary music teacher from the Lafayette School Corporation who obtained her B.S. and M.S. in Music Education from Indiana State University. Janice greatly enjoys traveling.
Celebration Music Director
Paul is an avid musician who leads our Celebration service music programs. Along with wife, Patti, Paul is the father of four, Peggy, Tad, Quinn and Ben. Paul noted that, “Exodus 33 has always fascinated me. Moses, already radiant from his time spent in close proximity to God, is still not satisfied and asks God to reveal even more of Himself. This story reminds me to cultivate an ever increasing hunger for more of God.”