Plymouth Presbyterian Church Leadership & Staff
Pastor Jeff Foels
Joined PPC on 8/27/18
Jeff was appointed to serve as Plymouth Presbyterian Church's Senior Pastor August 27, 2018.
Prior to coming to PPC, Jeff served for four years as Associate Pastor for Education and Faith Formation at House of Hope Presbyterian Church in St. Paul. Before that he was the Director of Youth Ministry at Hope for three years. Prior to attending seminary, he worked as Youth Program Director at First Presbyterian Church of Stillwater for a year.
Jeff earned his Master of Divinity, with Honors, from McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago in 2010. He received several awards at McCormick including ones for preaching, scholarship, New Testament and archeology. Completing his undergraduate studies, Jeff graduated Cum Laude from St. Olaf College with a Bachelor of Arts in American Studies, Art History and Religion.
Jeff has served the wider church on the Presbytery Leadership Team, the Presbytery Bills and Overtures Committee, and as a Trustee at McCormick, among other service. The attributes that best describe Jeff as a pastor are strong preaching, leadership development and counseling. He has expressed a burning desire to lead a church like Plymouth Presbyterian Church where biblical views are embraced and encouraged, with members who care about the needs of those around them and who want to connect others to the body of Christ.
Director of Music Ministries
Jusun began as the Director of Music Ministries at Plymouth Presbyterian Church in 2018. She directs the PPC Choir and often sings while playing the various keyboards in our sanctuary. She worked at Golden Valley Lutheran Church and a number of other churches prior to coming to PPC. Jusun earned a Bachelor of Music in Musicology and Music Composition from SungShin Women's University in Seoul, South Korea, a Master of Music in Music Composition and Theory at Texas State University-San Marcos, TX, and participated in the Doctoral Program (ABD: discontinued) in Music Theory and Organ Performance at the University of Arizona.
Jusun has played the piano since 1983 and organ since 2009. She loves musical ministry and enjoys teaching students in her own private music studio (piano, vocal, and organ). Jusun is currently working on a Master of Arts in Teaching in Music Education (K-12) at Augsburg University. She and her husband have two very blessed children, Eunice and Phillip.
Roxanne began working at PPC in mid-August of 2019 through a temporary service. As of November 11, 2019, she became officially a PPC employee and we have been delighted to have her with us!
"I am delighted to work with PPC! My passion has always been in the admin field. When I was 6 years old, my dad placed a (now, old-fashioned, outdated) typewriter in my lap to play with and I never looked back! I graduated from MN School of Business in the Legal Secretary Program. I have more than 30 years’ experience with office programs, website creation and office procedures and ran my own administrative business for more than 10 years as I raised my 5 children from home. I kept up with all the latest software and honed my craft to be where I am today. I am honored to meet all of you and to serve as the Lord leads.”