Pastor Nominating Committee

The Pastor Nominating Committee was elected at the congregation meeting held in December 2013.  The committee meets weekly and consists of the below church members.  Please direct any questions or concerns to the chairman of the committee, Sandy Bollinger.  She can be reached by email at and by phone at 231-347-7308.

Sandy Bollinger, Chairman
Born: St. Cloud, Minnesota
Education: BA Psychology from Northwestern University
Religious Background: born and raised Presbyterian
Length of Membership with FPCP: 30+ years
Family: Ward, husband; Annee, daughter; son, Chad and wife Sara; 5 grandchildren
Employment: Retired - Petoskey Public Schools - Media Center Aide

John Cooley, Treasurer
Born: Flint, Michigan; Raised: Fenton, Michigan
Education: BA, Denison University; MD, Northwestern University (Chicago); Intern, St. Paul, Minnesota; Residency, Emory University.
Religious Background: Methodist
Length of Membership with FPCP: 3 years
Family: Anne, wife; Michael, Andrew, Mary, children; Jackson, Harper, Cole, grandchildren
Employment: Retired 2006 -  Physician (OB-GYN) 

Bob deJonge
Born: Grand Rapids, Michigan
Education: BA Art from Calvin College
Religious Background: Christian Reformed
Length of Membership with FPCP: 10 years
Family: Manette, wife; 4 children (33-21 years of age)
Employment: Calvinist Cadet Corps

Sue Fantini, Secretary
Born: Detroit, Michigan
Education: University of Michigan
Religious Background: Presbyterian
Length of Membership with FPCP: 22 years
Family: Lou, husband; 2 adult step-children; 4 grandchildren
Employment: Retired

Patti Fitzgerald
Born: Ypsilanti, Michigan; Raised: Dearborn & Livonia, Michigan
Education: Associates Degree with LPN Certification from Wastenaw Community College
Religious Background: Presbyterian
Length of Membership with FPCP: 20+ years
Family: Bob, husband; 3 daughters and 1 son
Employment: Director of Human Resources at Charlevoix Area Hospital

Joe Leach, Vice Chairman
Born: Saginaw, Michigan
Education: BA from Michigan State University; MA from Eastern Michigan University
Religious Background: Presbyterian
Length of Membership with FPCP: 25 years
Family: Susan, wife; Michael and Heidi, children; 1 grandchild
Employment: Retired - Middle School Teacher for 49 years

Sue Westerman
Born: Detroit, Michigan
Education: Cass Tech High School
Religious Background: Catholic, Methodist, Presbyterian
Length of Membership with FPCP: 7 years
Family: Jerry, husband; Jennifer, Peter and Gillian, children; Issac, grandchild; Matilda, family cat
Employment: J.W. Shorters