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.
YoonGeong Lee is a professional opera singer (soprano). She was born and raised in Korea, where at a young age she realized her passion for singing and opera music. This passion led her to complete her undergraduate studies in music at Seoul National University in Korea. In 2009, she came to the U.S. to continue her education, earning her Master’s and Doctoral degrees at the College-Conservatory of Music University of Cincinnati in Ohio. Currently, Ms. Lee is building her professional career in opera, while teaching voice both privately and as an adjunct faculty member at Evergreen Valley College in San Jose.She believes everyone who loves singing can sing. One needs passion, love, time and effort to make music. Her favorite quote, “I want to give whatever good music is in me to others,” by American soprano Arleen Auger, best describes her motivation and faith for music.
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.