Grosse Ile Presbyterian Church
Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Our Staff


Philip J. Reed, Pastor, Head of Staff

Phil joined the staff of GIPC on July 1, 2009. He is a native of Central Illinois and a graduate of University of Iowa and Princeton Theological Seminary.  He is currently working on his advanced degree—Doctor of Ministry in the Missional Leadership Cohort at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, Cal.  He is ordained as Minister of the Word and Sacrament in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). In the past, he has served congregations in Minnesota, Kansas, Illinois, and Michigan. His other interests include exercise, golf, and keeping current in theology as well as activities in congregations throughout the United States.

Phil's wife Marguerite is a speech pathologist for the Huron School System, a trained mezzo-soprano who sings on occasion with the Detroit Symphony and Kirk in the Hills. She was ordained as Deacon at the Kirk in the Hills Presbyterian Church.


Janice Holmes, Associate for Christian Nurture

Jan holds a B.A. in Sociology and Religion from Cornell College. She has taught social sciences at the high school level, and was the Director of Christian Education at the First Congregational Church of Christ in Appleton, Wisconsin, before joining us in 1985. She is married to Dan and they have three children.


Grace Iglehart, Youth Coordinator

Grace is a long-time member of GIPC and has lived in Michigan all her life. She graduated from Alma College in 2009 with a B.A. in Psychology and then went on to be the Youth Director at Northbrook Presbyterian Church in Beverly Hills, Michigan for three years. After leaving that position, she moved back home to Trenton and started working for GIPC in October 2012.


Dr. James Parker, Music Director

Jim has been Music Director of Grosse Ile Presbyterian Church since 1975. He earned his D.M.A. in Choral Conducting in 1988 from Michigan State University. He and his wife, Elaine, live in Grosse Ile where Jim has recently retired from teaching and serving as the Music Director at the high school. Jim and Elaine have two children, both graduates of Western Michigan University.


Douglas Scott, Organist

Doug held his first position as church organist at age 12! He went on to receive a Bachelor of Music degree from Michigan State University with highest honors. Doug is a talented arranger and composer, as well as performer. He is very active in the Downriver music community. Doug has been organist at the Grosse Ile Presbyterian Church since 1985.


The GIPC Office Staff

Our congregation, the professional staff, and the community all appreciate the services and talents of our office staff. Lea Kohler serves as the office manager and Sharon Kelsey is office assistant.


Lea Kohler, Administrator

Lea is the very energetic Office Manager


Sharon Kelsey, Administrator Assistant

Sharon is the new Office Assistant