Clergy and Staff
Reverend Nancy Asbury
Nancy Asbury, graduate of Drew Theological School, has served as pastor to nine congregations in New York and New Jersey. In her varied career, she has also served as Executive Director of Raritan Valley Habitat for Humanity, Crisis Care Chaplain at Morristown Memorial Hospital and had a corporate career as a trainer and technical writer. She is married to Charley and is very happy to be Nana to 8-year-old grandson Matthew. Nancy and Charley fill their leisure time with biking, hiking, and camping.
J. Jay Smith
Director of Music/Organist
J. Jay Smith has been Director of Music/Organist at Flemington Presbyterian Church since 1992 where he oversees the church’s music ministry. He is a 1977 graduate of Westminster Choir College of Rider University in Princeton with a degree in church music and organ. After graduation, he was Minister of Music at St. Paul Lutheran Church in East Windsor for nearly fifteen years and a college administrator at Westminster Choir College and then Princeton University. Jay lives in Trenton and is a real estate agent for Gloria Nilson & Co. Real Estate and plays for numerous weddings and funerals.
Director of Handbells
Margaret Sheneman joined the staff in September 2014. Ms. Sheneman has a music degree from Eastman School of Music. She is currently employed by the White Township Consolidated Schools in Belvidere where she teaches general music in grades pre-school through grade 8 as well as directing choirs. Margaret has been a member of the Memorial Ringers at FPC since 1981 and played both piano and flute on numerous occasions over the years. In addition, she teaches piano privately and plays for various choral ensembles in Hunterdon County.
Coordinator for Christian Education
Eric Hearst has dedicated his career to social work, serving as an advocate and ally for students of all ages facing complex behavioral, social, and psychological challenges. Eric served as a School Social Worker for Loudoun County Public Schools in Northern Virginia.
Eric has a Doctor of Education, Educational Leadership (Higher Education) degree from Argosy University and a Master of Social Work and Bachelor of Science in Human Development from Howard University. He is currently pursuing a shift in his vocation and is enrolled in the Master of Divinity (M.Div.) Program at Princeton Theological Seminary.