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Rev. Dr. Ken Kovacs
Kenneth E. Kovacs
Pastor/Head of Staff
Ken has been pastor since October 1999.  Prior to coming to CPC, he was associate pastor/ acting head of staff at the First “Hilltop” Presbyterian Church, Mendham, NJ; and assistant minister at the St. Leonard’s Parish Church, St. Andrews, Scotland (UK).  Ken is a graduate of Rutgers College (B. A.), Princeton Theological Seminary (M.Div.), and the University of St. Andrews (Ph.D.), St. Andrews, Scotland (UK).  He also studied at Yale Divinity School, Yale University.  Ken serves on the board of trustees of the Johnson C. Smith Theological Seminary, Atlanta, GA; and is on the board of the Covenant Network of Presbyterians. He just completed a five-year term on the General Assembly’s Committee on Theological Education.  Ken enjoys reading history, writing, traveling, listening to classical music, playing fetch with his cat, Angus, and all things Scottish (yes, including haggis).
Rev. Dorothy Boulton
Dorothy L. Boulton
Associate Pastor
Dorothy joined our staff in October 2002.    She came to us after having served as pastor of the Mt. Pleasant Presbyterian Church, Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina. Dorothy has served as associate pastor, First Presbyterian Church, Lees Summit, MO; associate pastor of the Disciples of Christ Park Hill Christian Church, Kansas City, MO; and director of church and community youth programs at the Fourth Presbyterian Church, Chicago, IL.  Dorothy is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania (B.A.), and the McCormick Theological Seminary (M.Div.), Chicago, IL. Dorothy and her husband, Richard, live in Howard County and have two teenagers, Matt & Charlie.  She enjoys traveling, reading, and attending the theatre.

Greg Knauf
Director of Music
Greg has been on our staff since November 2000. Prior to coming to CPC, he has held a variety of positions: artistic director of the Civic Chorale of Greater Miami; music theory instructor at the University of Miami; accompanist for the Miami Children’s Chorus; staff accompanist and vocal instructor at the Towson University, Baltimore; music director/conductor at Toby’s Dinner Theaters of Columbia & Baltimore. He is currently the choral director at Reservoir High School, Fulton, MD. Greg is also a freelance composer, arranger, and accompanist. His composition, Gloria, was included in the program of the 2007 St. Olaf Christmas Festival. Greg is a graduate of the University of Miami (BM, MM., DMA), Miami, FL, and also studied for one year at the Vienna Hochschule für Musik, Austria. He enjoys music composition, hiking, movies (watching, the making of, etc., film scoring), theater (all aspects-sets, lighting, acting, music), and spending time in nature.

Douglas Heist
Organist/Children’s Music Director
Doug joined our staff in May 2008. He serves as our organist and with his wife, Jen, coordinates our children’s music ministry. Prior to coming to CPC, Doug was choir director and organist of the First Presbyterian Church of Howard County, Maryland. He is also currently piano instructor at the Peabody Preparatory School and lecturer in music literature at Peabody’s Road Scholar program, as well as piano instructor at the McDonogh School. Doug is a graduate of Wheaton College (B. M.), Wheaton, IL, and the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University (M. M. and D. M. A.), Baltimore, MD. Doug & Jen are avid hikers. They recently climbed two Colorado 14ers. They enjoy working at the health club, cooking, participating in a variety of musical activities.
Shirley Winters
Administrative Assistant

Shirley has been a member of our staff since June 1992.  Prior to coming to CPC, she was staff secretary to the staff of the Education Department at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC).  Shirley is a graduate of Eastern High School in Baltimore.  She enjoys walking, especially in a park, and prefers the mountains to the beach.  Shirley is an avid animal lover, with dogs having an edge over cats – thanks to Oscar, who raised the bar for any cat that might follow.  Shirley enjoys reading novels, suspense/mysteries, and books about animals, plus Birds and Blooms, Reminisce, Guideposts, and Nutrition Action magazines. 

Virginia Daiger


Ginger became our bookkeeper in January 2003.  She joined the staff very familiar with CPC.  Since 1995, she has been, and continues to be, bookkeeper for the Catonsville Presbyterian Church Family Child Care Center.  Ginger is a graduate of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (B.A.).  She enjoys reading, stitching, gardening, and caring for her two crazy cats – Mitts and Cody – who make her laugh every day.

Andre Bosshardt

Katrina Bucher and Eva White
Sunday Sextons

Child Care Center Staff

Director  - Vanessa Williams
Assistant Director - Heather Hollandsworth
Office Manager - Ashley Graham
Bookkeeper - Virginia Daiger

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