Our Church Leadership

Elders  Deacons  Trustees  One Year Church Officers


familypic 2015Rev. Dr. Justin I. Schlesinger-Devlin, MSW
 - Pastor 


Justin earned his BA in Visual Arts from Antioch College in 1995, his M. Div. from Princeton Theological Seminary in 2000, and a MSW from Rutgers University in 2001. Justin completed a Doctor of Ministry in Pastoral Theology from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary in May of 2013.


 Justin and Elizabeth were married in 1996, who met while they were students at Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio. After completing her Ed.D. in 2011, Elizabeth accepted a position as the Director of the Ben and Maxine Miller Child Development Lab School at Purdue University, which prompted their family's move to West Lafayette. They have two children, Delaney who is in high school and Zechariah who attends middle school.



Jon GrimesJon Grimes - Church Custodian

Jon does an excellent job of keeping our Church looking great.



Mike GrimesMichael Grimes - Clerk of Session

Mike is a fifty-plus year member of Memorial Church.  He sings in the choir and co-teaches an adult Sunday School class.  He has, at one time or another, served on just about every committee and board in the church (except the women’s group).  Mike has been an Elder since 1980, and served as Clerk of Session since 1992.  He and his wife Jon live in Dayton, and have three grown daughters and five grandchildren.

Peggy FieldsPeggy Fields - Choir Director

Attended Memorial Presbyterian Church since age four.
Singing in adult choir for 37+ years.
Elementary school secretary, busy, busy!
 Free time spent with grandson Dylan.




 David Grimes

 David Grimes - Sunday School accompanist, Young Promises accompanist

Grew up in Memorial Presbyterian Church as did his brothers Mike and Rob Grimes and sisters Peggy Fields and Phyllis Hill.  A long-time professional drummer, David has owned and managed Lafayette's McGuire Music since 1971.  He and his wife Muriel have been married for 35+ years and are parents to Patrick, Russell and Joe Grimes and Julie Boles.  They are enjoying spending time with their grandchildren.


Julie Boles-1Julie Boles - Praise Choir Director

A life long member of Memorial Presbyterian Church.  She is happily married with 4 wonderful children. She enjoys being a stay at home Mom and in her rare "free time" enjoys singing, painting and just spending time with her family.





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