Panther Valley Ecumenical Church
Staff
Ninabeth Metcalf
Pastor
 
A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design and Drew Theological School, Ninabeth created fabrics for home furnishings for 25 years before embracing her call to full time ministry. She is the lead Pastor of the Panther Valley Ecumenical Church.
Elisa Schaffer
Intermin Organist
 
Elisa is a graduate of the Manhattan School of Music in music composition and classical voice. For the last 20 years she has been the music director for many theater groups and churches in NJ and Southern California. She’s had over 150 private voice, piano and music composition students over the last 25 years. Inspiring young people in the arts is one of her passions.
 
This fall Elisa is currently on staff at Faith Center For the Arts teaching music composition, choir, theory and piano.  She recently completed their production of “Brigadoon” as their music director.
 
Elisa currently is the owner of Seven Acre Sounds and is an active worship leader at Grace Church on the Mount in Netcong, NJ. She grew up in Hackettstown and attended PVEC through her college years and it was here that she met her husband of 20 years, Chip Schaffer. They have 4 beautiful daughters.
Elizabeth Silva
Custodian
Cynthia Richards
Church Administrator
 
Cynthia was born and raised in Minnesota.  She earned her associate degree from Winona AVTI.  Upon completion of her Associate Degree, Cynthia went to work for American Business Insurance, a subsidiary of American Financial.  During the evening and on weekends, Cynthia attended Metro State University.
 
In 1993 Cynthia’s adventurous spirit found her moving to New Jersey and settled in Hackettstown.
 
Cynthia brings to Panther Valley Ecumenical Church a well-established background in business and office management.