Rev. William Searight, Supply Pastor

William (Bill) Searight comes to our congregation from Northwest Louisiana, where he served three congregations, known collectively as the Presbyterian Churches of Plain Dealing, LA. A native of Texas, Bill grew up in the Richardson and attended Austin College in Sherman, TX. In June of 2006, after both received their Masters in Divinity from Columbia Theological Seminary (Decatur, GA), Bill and his wife, Sarah Cooper Searight, moved to Center City Philadelphia, where Bill worked with children and youth as Director of Education at Old Pine Street Presbyterian Church. Sarah currently serves as Interim Associate Pastor for Congregational Care and Older Adult Ministry at Swarthmore Presbyterian Church, and the two live with their two daughters in Rose Valley, PA. In his free time, Bill is writing his first novel and preparing to run for his third marathon.

I am honored to stand with Flourtown Presbyterian and look to what comes next for this congregation: an end to transition and a new journey with a new pastor, whom God is already preparing for ministry here. In the meantime, I am ready to proclaim with you the good news of God’s love for Flourtown, for Southeast Pennsylvania, and for the whole world.

Sue Ebersberger, Pastoral Care
Ms. Ting Ting Wong, Choir Director/Accompanist

Ting Ting was born in Hong Kong where she obtained her BA in Piano Performance in 2007.  She came to the US in 2008 and obtained a M.M. degree in Piano Performance from Carnegie Mellon University and then an M.M. in Piano Accompanying and Opera Coaching from Temple University.  She has a broad range of experience in accompanying vocalists and directing choral musicians through her work with the Philadelphia University Singers, the Temple University Women’s Chorus, opera companies including Concert OPERA Philadelphia, and several churches. 

In her free time, Ting Ting likes to be active, and enjoys biking, cooking, eating, and socializing with others.
Hulda Classen, Financial Secretary

Hulda has been the Financial Secretary since 1999. As the assistant to the Treasurer, she is responsible for all financial record-keeping and banking tasks. Hulda has been fascinated by numbers and office machinery since the age of 4, when her grandfather first took her to the bank. She pursued this interest in school and further developed those talents. As each subsequent generation of office equipment comes on the scene, Hulda takes it on and conquers it as an exciting new challenge.

Hulda loves traveling, both foreign and domestic. Three adult children and six grandchildren enrich her life.

Tim Shaw, Administrative Assistant to the Pastor

Tim Shaw is a New Hampshire native who has worked in churches for many years as a choir director and organist. He is also a freelance composer and private music teacher. He has volunteered as an ESL instructor, a children's club leader at a local church and an assistant baseball coach. He and his wife, Lauren, are the proud parents of two boys.
"...let your light shine before others...and give glory to your Father in heaven." ~ Matthew 5:16