Rev. Julie Delezenne, Pastor
Julie was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. She holds a BA from The College of Wooster, a Master of Divinity from McCormick Theological Seminary, and a Master of Nonprofit Administration with a Certificate in Fundraising Management from North Park University. In past calls, Julie has served an interfaith nonprofit in Chicago which serves homeless youth and adults and ELCA outdoor ministry sites in Texas and Northern Michigan. She has served as Moderator of the Presbytery of Detroit Julie and her husband, Adam, have two sons, Isaac and Jude, and enjoy traveling and adventures as a family. Julie is passionate about creative worship and developing partnerships that bring good news in our broken and beautiful world.
June Zydek, Music Director
June comes to us after serving 3 years as Music Director at Erin Church and 4 years as Associate Director of Music at Lake Shore Presbyterian Church. June retired from the East China Schools (St. Clair, MI) in 2010 after working as a music teacher (1 st through 12 th grade) for 21 years. June has a Bachelor of Music degree from Wayne State University in Church Music/Organ Performance and Music Education, and a Master’s of Music degree from Oakland University in Voice Performance.
June plays several musical instruments: piano, organ, flute and harp and her voice placement is soprano. She has a private studio of voice, harp and piano students out of her home. June has been married to her husband Stan – also a professional musician -- for almost 38 years, having been wed at Park Presbyterian Church in Highland Park. They have no two-legged children, but have two rescue dogs, Bentley (8 years old) and Charlie (8 months old). They also have many loving nieces and nephews scattered through the United States. June and Stan reside in their home in Chesterfield. June loves to knit, crochet and spin her own yarn.
My-Hoa Steger, Accompanist
My-Hoa was born and raised in Kalamazoo to parents that left Vietnam with her three brothers one week before the fall of Saigon in April 1975. She and her brother took piano lessons and dove into the intense and disciplined culture of the National and International Guild Auditions. From there, she went on to earn a Bachelor of Arts in Piano Performance at Western Michigan University under the guidance of Dr. Silvia Roederer. After graduation, she and her husband moved to California and spent almost 20 years there as a freelance pedagogy instructor, choir conductor, and performing musician, collaborating with a string quartet and local artists, most especially a San Francisco cellist, giving concerts around the country. Now, she is happy to be back in her home state of Michigan, where her heart has always belonged, and happy for a fun and adventurous new beginning at First of Warren.
Trish Pearce is a long time active member of St. Thomas Community Presbyterian Church in Shelby Township. She has been married for 37 years, has one daughter and two beautiful granddaughters. Trish has served as a Sunday school teacher, Junior/Senior High youth mentor, deacon, elder and currently a Stephen Ministry Leader.
Keith Carlson, Day Center Coordinator
Keith was born in Detroit and raised in Warren, MI. He and his wife, Sue have been married for 33 years. They have 2 sons and 3 beautiful granddaughters. They joined First Presbyterian Church of Warren in 1990. Keith has served as an Elder and Deacon. In 2014 Keith took on the position as Coordinator for our Week of Warmth for the Macomb County Warming Center, a low barrier overnight shelter. Working with the homeless community has become a passion of Keith’s. He has served on boards of various organizations related to homelessness in the community and also worked this past season at the Welcome Inn program in Oakland County.
Lauren Nowacki, Sunday School Teacher