Staff

Newtown Square Presbyterian Church
Rev. Dr. Jeanne Thomas, Pastor

I am blessed to be the pastor of this wonderful community of faith called Newtown Square Presbyterian Church. I am passionate about serving God and God's people of all ages, believing that we grow in wisdom and knowledge no matter how young we are or how mature we become. 

I graduated from Princeton Seminary in 1997 and began serving as an associate pastor. Since that time, I have served five churches in the area, and was called to NSPC in April of 2012. Other studies were completed at Bucknell University (BSMA), Villanova University (MBA), and Pittsburgh Seminary (DMin).

One of my first memories of church was attending Vacation Bible School, and ever since I have had a heart for the spiritual nurture of children. Having three children of my own, I also have a heart for the spiritual nurture of their parents, too! For these reasons, spiritual transformation is at the foundation of everything I do, from preaching to teaching to leading small group studies. I believe that by growing in our faith and discipleship, we more closely mirror Jesus Christ in our lives, and can become Christ Incarnate for one another.  

My husband, Jim is a Deacon at NSPC and together we have three grown children and two goldendoodles who keep us entertained at home. We enjoy playing golf and traveling when we are able.
Sara Boninu, Director of Youth and Family Ministry

After earning my Bachelor of Arts degree in English at Christopher Newport University, I moved to Pennsylvania from Virginia to pursue a career in youth ministry. I have led small group bible studies, worship, and interned in the youth, children, and music ministries for many years. My background also includes 18 years of piano, 10 years of musical composition, and a passion for singing praise music. Through my educational and biblical training, I have directed fundraisers, Bible studies, lock-ins, concerts, and retreats.

In October, I married the love of my life, Frank Boninu. We enjoy fishing, hiking, football, and country music. I am extremely blessed to be a part of Newtown Square Presbyterian Church, where I can grow alongside my brothers and sisters in Christ and mentor youth and children.  

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Ting Ting Wong, Director of Music

Ting Ting will begin serving NSPC on August 21, 2017. As Director of Music, she will direct the chancel choir, quartet, bell choir, and children's choirs, and assisting with the praise team. In addition, she will be developing new music offerings for all ages. 

Ting Ting comes to us from The First Presbyterian Church of Springfield (Flourtown, PA), where she has served as organist and Director of Music for the past three years. In addition, she accompanies several choirs (including the Medelssohn Club and Opera Philadelphia) and has been selected to accompany worship for the 300th anniversary of the Presbytery of Philadelphia on October 7, 2017. She performs regionally and teaches piano part-time at the Flemington School for children in Pre-K through 3rd grade.

Ting Ting grew up in Hong Kong and has lived in the United States for the past ten years. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music (piano performance) from Chinese University in Hong Kong, her Master of Music in Piano Performance from Carnegie Mellon University and her Master of Music in Piano Accompanying from Temple University.

"I am consistently challenging the choir with appropriate repertoire, achieving a level of excellence. My music program encompasses joy and a sense of community with many varying styles to complement the worship service, from clalssical sacred to contemporary. I enjoy teaching children and youth to sing. I also work collaboratively with the pastor to support the worship experience for the church and am excited for additional opportunitites to share musical experiences with the community." ~Ting Ting Wong

Brooke Andrewson, Office Associate

Brooke has been with Newtown Square Presbyterian Church since April 2016. She spent several years as a stay-at-home-mom before receiving her BA in English Literature from Rosemont College. Previous to her employment at the church, she worked as a Grant Writer at Rosemont.

As the Office Associate, Brooke is responsible for welcoming visitors to NSPC throughout the week, preparing bulletins and newsletters, updating the website and social media outlets, and other administrative tasks.

She lives locally in Broomall with her husband, Aaron, and their three young children. They enjoy outdoor activities like hiking, biking, camping, and gardening. They also like spending time at home watching movies or roasting marshmallows on the backyard firepit. Brooke and Aaron keep busy with the kids’ activities, spending time with family, and taking summer vacations to the Jersey shore. Brooke is thrilled to have the opportunity to support Jeanne, fellow church members, and the dedicated committee and commission members as Office Associate.

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David Sampson, Treasurer

As Treasurer of the Newtown Square Presbyterian Church, David has several duties that keep him busy. On an everyday basis he is responsible for verifying contribution deposits, bank reconciliation, and preparing the monthly financial status report which shows the progress of the Church versus the annual budget. Annually he prepares the budget for the coming year to present to Session for approval. During the annual Giving period, he keeps track of the giving per household which provides the income numbers he needs to prepare the new year’s budget.  

David's credentials revolve around the fact that he owned his own travel management business for 33 years and then for 10 years worked for the American Board of Internal Medicine as a department manager.

Jim Shea, President, Board of Trustees

The trustees serve as the official, legal servants in matters of church business. In Newtown Square Presbyterian Church, the Session serves as the Board of Trustees and makes decisions regarding church property.

As president of the board, Jim convenes and moderates the board when financial matters and decisions about the sale or purchase of property are to be made.

Jim is a ruling Elder and Co-Chair of the Building & Grounds Committee, and is married to Karen Shea, a Deacon at NSPC. Together they have two grown children who are both members of NSPC. Jim is employed by Pfizer Corporation as Director of Technology.

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