Rev. Jack Hodges


Jack is a retired Presbyterian minister who has hopelessly failed retirement.  He has served five congregations from relatively large (978) to small (21) ‑ small was the most fun.  He is the Executive Presbyter Emeritus of Cascades Presbytery in Oregon, past member of the boards of the national Presbyterian Mission Agency, Presbyterian Foundation, San Francisco Theological Seminary Alumni Association, the Jinishian Memorial Program, and the Board of Governors of Occidental College in Los Angeles. 

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Ms. JoyAnne Amani

Minister of Music & The Tower Series Artistic Director

A versatile musician who moves between the concert stage, the church, and academia as a solo pianist, collaborative artist, composer/arranger, teacher, rehearsal coach, conductor, and clinician. Ms. Amani has performed in major venues, both nationally and internationally and has served on faculties of colleges and universities including Morgan State University, Wayne State University, Howard University School of Divinity, and Johns Hopkins Peabody Institute. Believing that the gift of music can have a transformative effect on individuals, families, and communities she brings a deep sense of worship to the congregation as well as collaborating in our education programs.

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Mrs. Marsena Harris- Barbar

Church Secretary

Her graduate degree is from Westminster Choir College in Princeton, NJ, with a BA in music. Her interests include nutrition, healthy living, Music, and a focus on human services. Her husband is Derek Barber. We are pleased to welcome her into the  Babcock Family. 

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