Panther Valley Ecumenical Church
Ninabeth Metcalf
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.
Diane Van Dongen
Music Director

Diane Van Dongen, a native of Hackettstown, currently resides in Wharton, NJ.  A graduate of Anderson University in Anderson, Indiana, Diane pursued elementary education and sacred music.  Upon graduation, she returned to Hackettstown where she taught in the middle school and later remained at home to raise her three sons.  She resumed teaching Frelinghuysen, Allamuchy, and Mount Olive.  She currently teaches elementary music and literacy in Randolph.  Diane enjoys singing and has performed as coir member and soloist with area church choirs as well as the Harmonium Choral Society and Pro Art Chorale.

Elizabeth Silva
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.