FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
OF WOODBURY HEIGHTS
From Route 45 North: Look for the Hollywood Cafe on the right and take the entrance ramp in front of it to Elm Avenue (overhead sign) and turn right. The church is one-quarter mile up on the left.
From Route 45 South: Make a jughandle left onto Elm Avenue (overhead sign), crossing Route 45. The church will be a quarter mile up on the left.
From Woodbury-Glassboro Road (Route 553): Look for Elm Avenue overhead sign at the stoplight, turn, and proceed one-half mile. The church is on the right.
From Route 295 South: Take Exit 24B (Route 551/Woodbury Heights). Turn left off the ramp. After one-half mile, bear left onto Route 553 and follow approximately 2.5 miles to a traffic circle. Turn left by going about halfway around the circle. Continue on 553 to first light, which is Elm Avenue. Turn right. The church is on the right, about one-half mile up.
From Route 295 North: Take Exit 19 (Mantua, Route 656). Turn right at top of ramp onto Rt. 656 (Mantua-Grove Road) and follow approximately 3 miles to Route 45 (Friendly's restaurant, far left corner). Turn left onto Rt. 45 North and go about three-quarters of a mile to the Hollywood Cafe (right) and angle to the right onto Elm Avenue. The church is one-half mile up on the left.
From Route 55 North: Take Exit 53 (Pitman/Wenonah, Rt. 553). Follow ramp around to the right and proceed about 5 miles on Route 553 North to Elm Avenue (overhead sign). Turn left at stoplight and drive one-half mile. Church is on the right.
From Route 42 West: Take Exit 12 (Woodbury/Runnemede, Route 41). Stay to the left on the ramp and turn left onto Rt. 41 South. Go 1 mile to third light and turn right onto Cooper Road. Stay on Cooper for 3 miles to Evergreen Avenue (overhead sign) and turn left at the light. Follow Evergreen (also Rt. 553) to the traffic circle and turn left by going about halfway around. Follow to Elm Ave. and turn right. Church one-half mile up on right.
The Rev. John Shedwick, our pastor: John was born and raised in Upper Darby, Pa. He is a graduate of Lafayette College and Princeton Seminary. The Presbytery of Philadelphia ordained him in 1976. John served as assistant pastor at the Presbyterian Church of Chatham, N.J. until 1979 and then was pastor at Nottingham United Presbyterian Church until 1985, when his ministry at our church began. He has served on several West Jersey Presbytery committees. John and his wife, Dottie, have been married since 1974. They have two grown children and several grandchildren.
Quintin Lerch, director of music: Quint has
been the church organist and conductor of our
vocal choirs since August 2006. A 1975 graduate of Lebanon Valley College, where he earned a bachelor's degree in music, Quint
served as the director of music ministries at the Woodstown Presbyterian Church for six
years before coming to Woodbury Heights. He is assisted by Carol String (pictured), who is in charge of the handbell choirs.
Megan Geserick and Tracey Urion, youth group leaders: Megan and Tracey, both former church youth group members, bring fresh ideas and a real understanding of how the youth group helps shape young adults.
Church administrative assistant
9 a.m. to noon Tues. to Fri.
9:30 a.m., Sunday School
11 a.m. Worship