About the Staff

Portrait picture of NMV_squareInterim Pastor
Reverend Nancy Martin Vincent came to First Presbyterian Church of Alameda in December 2017.  She finds ministry in Jesus Christ to be life giving to all and loves walking with people along points of their journey.  She particularly enjoys worship, engaging scripture, caring for others and leading teams to share God’s love in the community and world.

Nancy completed her Master of Divinity degree at Union Theological Seminary and a BA in Zoology at the University of Arkansas.  In addition to spending time with the church family, Nancy, and her husband Paul, enjoy hiking, skiing, preparing a good meal, offering hospitality and, of course, many walks with their Golden Retriever, Gabby.


Administrative Assistant
Ankie Schuitema joined the staff after leaving a career in container shipping and logistics.  She is a member of the church and enjoys singing in the Chancel Choir.  She lives in Alameda. Her son is in college at RIT (Rochester Institute of Technology).  In addition to singing in the Chancel Choir and Distaff Singers (an Oakland based women’s choir), she spends time at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital volunteering as a baby cuddler. And, there’s a good chance you’ll see her walking with her loyal Australian Shepherd companion, Coby, if you’re driving around in Alameda.


Cynthia Hovermale has been a part of the FPCA staff since 2006 and attends our church.  She lives in Alameda with her husband, Mark and their two children.



Lynn Finegan, organist, received her training in piano & organ from Peabody, Oberlin Conservatory, and Cleveland Institute of Music. She also studied Organizational Psychology at JFK University. She is a piano and organ teacher. Her hobbies include: public speaking, singing with a choir (Diablo Choral Artists), taking ballet class, and reading books about science and spirituality.