Meet Our Staff

The Rev. Osvaldo D. Nüesch (Pastor Osy)

Intentional Interim Minister

Osvaldo D. Nüesch was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina into a Swiss family. His spiritual formation took place in The Salvation Army, and continued when he came to the USA in 1975 and after the appropriate preparation becoming involved in full time ministry for ten years. The transition to the Reformed Tradition was formalized while a student at Princeton Theological Seminary from where he graduated in 1993. After Seminary, Osy was the Music Director and Organist at Cary Presbyterian Church and also directed a Community Music School in Raleigh, North Carolina. He was ordained and installed as Pastor of Bensalem Presbyterian Church in 1998 (lower Bucks County, part of the Presbytery of Philadelphia), a congregation he served for over 10 years. In 2008, Pastor Osy accepted a call to serve as the pastor of Six Mile Run Reformed Church, a congregation of the Reformed Church in America, located in Somerset County. He concluded his service there in June so that he may utilize the skills he has acquired in three decades of ministry and as a member of the Interim Ministry Network. Pastor Osy is delighted to commence his intentional interim phase of ministry at Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church.

Pastor Osy has been married to Juli (also a naturalized citizen originally from England) since 1980. Juli is a Human Resources professional in a multi-national company which requires regular travel. Her US office is in Plainsboro, NJ.

Pastor Osy and Juli have two adult children, Son Christopher is married to Erin and they both work in Manhattan and live in Jersey City. Their daughter Carolyn is married to Jeremy. They live with their two children Johannah (3 ½) and John Mark (19 months) in Amarillo Texas.

In his spare time, Pastor Osy likes to play the piano and the cornet, read works of fiction, walk their Golden Retriever pup, and travel with his wife.

Melanie Chambers

Chancel Choir Director
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Melanie Chambers holds a Bachelor of Arts (BM) in Music Education with Vocal Concentration from Rutgers University – Mason Gross School of the Arts (May 2016), where she was in the Dean’s List every year, acknowledged as a Rutgers Trustee Scholar (2012-2016) and recognized as a National Merit Scholar from 2011 to 2016. Since August 2016 she has been the Choral Director for Highland Park High School and Middle School, where she directs all choral activities including responsibilities for the music for the Spring musical. From 2014 to 2016 she served as the Music Coordinator for the Livingston Theater Company and since 2016 she has been the Associate Conductor of the New Jersey Chamber Singers.

Melanie has freelanced as a soprano section member and soloist for different churches and ensembles for the last several years. She has also sung with our choir on several occasions, including being featured as a soloist in a presentation of Handel’s Messiah and, just this month, at the service honoring our past Choir Director William R. Shoppell, Jr.

William R. Shoppell, Jr.

Chancel Choir and Handbell Choir Director, Retired

William R. Shoppell, Jr., a music educator and choral conductor known throughout central New Jersey, is director of the Chancel Choir and Handbell Choir. He served for many years as a music teacher and senior arts administrator with the Freehold Regional School District.

Sara B. Hoey

Organist

Sara B. Hoey is our organist. She is a retired Spanish teacher from Point Pleasant Boro High School, and is not only active in the American Guild of Organists, but, is Dean of the Ocean County Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. Sara brings a standard of excellence to her musical accompaniment that is appreciated by all.

Morgan Sarbello

Handbell Choir Director
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Morgan Sarbello volunteers as our Handbell Choir Director.

Frank Perkowski

Sunday School Coordinator
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Frank Perkowski is a retired elementary school teacher/principal who volunteers as Sunday School Coordinator.

Kim Gaydos

Church Secretary

Kim Gaydos serves as Church Secretary.  This is the first person many mid-week visitors to the church encounter during the week. Kim handles the complex support services for all the ministries of the church, and directs members and visitors alike to the places they may have their spiritual needs met and realize their own gifts for ministry.

Donna Ferry

Financial Secretary

Donna Ferry  grew up in the church, is our Financial Secretary.  Donna very ably keeps records of contributions, issues giving statements and works with our Church Treasurer and Finance Team to manage the church’s funds.