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Reverend Robert B. Heppenstall III

Rev. Heppenstall was called by the congregation to be the 27th pastor, a devoted teacher and caring pastor.   He has over 30 years of pastoral experience, most recently with Eastminster Presbyterian Church in Columbia, South Carolina.   Prior to that he held head of staff positions at Fox Chapel Presbyterian Church in Pittsburgh, PA, First Church of Christ Congregational in West Hartford, CT, and Bower Hill Community Church in Pittsburgh.  He also was Associate Minister at The Presbyterian Church in Sewickley, PA following his ordination. 

 Rev. Heppenstall has a Bachelor of Arts in Religion from St. Lawrence University in Canton, NY, and a Master of Divinity Degree from Princeton Theological Seminary, where his focus was in Preaching and Pastoral Care.    Rev. Heppenstall, his wife, Patrice, and the two of their four children live in the Hilltop Manse.    Claire will be a junior at The College of New Jersey, and Peter will be a  senior at West Morris Mendham High School in the fall.


Reverend Alison Ruth Paden
Associate Pastor, for Discipleship and Mission

Alison was called by the congregation to be the new Associate Pastor starting July 1, 2014.  She is a recent Master of Divinity graduate from Princeton Theological Seminary (PTS) and holds a BA in music from Westminster College.

Her primary responsibilities:
* Lead Youth Ministry and Youth Education and teach the Confirmation Class
*Lead overall Education Ministries
*Lead overall Mission, Service and Benevolence Ministries
*Serve as Board of Deacons liaison
*Support Director of Children's and family Ministries, Hilltop Christian Nursery School, and Seminary Assistants
*Recruit, train and motivate volunteers for Discipleship and Mission Ministries of Hilltop Church





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