Our Staff

   Reverend Kerra Becker English

Kerra New

Pastor Kerra Becker English

The Reverend Kerra Becker English, our pastor, has brought fresh and imaginative approaches to worship as well as infectious enthusiasm to our planning process. She joined our church as pastor in June, 2012.

Pastor Kerra received her master of divinity degree from Union Presbyterian Seminary in 1996. She has also received her certification in Spiritual Guidance from the RUAH School of Spiritual Direction and currently teaches on faculty for that program.

Before becoming Ashland Presbyterian Church’s pastor, she served as pastor of churches in Altoona, Pennsylvania and Oak Ridge, Tennessee.

Kerra’s husband, Chuck, son Cade and daughter Ryleigh are part of our church family as well.

Kerra Family

Pastor Kerra English greets a congregational member on Easter Sunday. Kerra is flanked by her son Cade, husband Chuck and daughter Ryleigh.

Susan New

Susan Vitale

Secretary and Treasurer

Susan is an indispensable whirlwind, handling people, phone calls and paperwork with warmth, efficiency and aplomb.  She’s been with us for over twenty years and we really couldn’t “get it all done” without her!


Karla Bloom

Music Director

Karla has been with us for 20 years.  Karla has brought both artistry and imagination to our music program, as well as a remarkable ability to bring out the highest level of talent from each choir member. Her Bachelor of Science & Arts degree in musical education is from C.W. Post College. Karla serves, also, as conductor of the Hanover Concert Band.

New Elizabeth

Elizabeth Hargrove


For almost 20 years, Elizabeth Hargrove has provided the gifted musical accompaniment that allows our musical voices to soar. She received a bachelor’s degree in organ performance from Meredith College, where she was one of only four students selected for personal instruction by renowned organist and educator Dr. Arthur Poister.

Elected Officers

Session (Elders)

(Moderator of the Session – Kerra Becker English)

Stewardship/Finance – Drew Moncol

Buildings and Grounds – Mike Carneal

Outreach – Delores Dunn

Christian Education – Karen Hasbrouk

Worship – Caroline Schutte

Congregational Care – Kathy Basilio

Clerk of the Session – Julie Tate

Presbyterian Women

Moderator – Doreen Coddington

Secretary – Delores Dunn

Treasurer – Linda Allison