Pastor:  The Rev. Wendi L. Werner (she/her/hers)

Rev. Wendi L. Werner has been serving within the PC(USA) since 1995.    She was ordained a minister of Word and Sacrament in 2006.  Wendi has 11 years of experience serving in multi-staff settings as both a Christian educator and an interim associate pastor in north-central New Jersey, and spent several years as an associate pastor here in central New Jersey.  She was called to serve as the solo pastor of the First Presbyterian Church at Dayton in 2009, where she feels blessed by the opportunity to live within the fullness of call.

Together with the leadership of the Dayton Church, a portion of her shared accomplishments have included re-establishment of the Board of Deacons; the church building's accessibility project which included both a lift and addition designed to communicate welcome; the adoption of  a statement on full inclusion; a revitalization of the manse; and the re-establishment of mission outreach including two drives which provide both summer and winter clothing at no cost and the Open Kitchen program, which offers a monthly dinner at no cost where any and all can find welcome.

Wendi is an active member of the South Brunswick area Interfaith Clergy Association, which works throughout the year to foster respect and mutual understanding of the diverse religious traditions within South Brunswick.  Additionally, she demonstrated commitment to the Presbytery of New Brunswick where she chaired the 2015 Leadership Transition Team, was the 2016 Presbytery moderator, chaired the 2017 Central Leadership Team and served as an elected representative on the New Jersey Missional Communities Working Group, which was charged with creating a formal proposal for the reimagining of New Jersey presbyteries including but not limited to boundary lines.  She currently serves as a member of the Core Team of the new "Central" Presbytery, and is serving on the interim Committee on Ministry. 

Wendi is married to Noel D. Werner, Director of Music at Nassau Presbyterian Church in Princeton.  They are the proud parents of Sophie & Emily. 

Office Hours:  

   Monday - Thursday


   Evening & Saturday    

   appointments available 




   (732) 329-2463

Church Secretary:  Susan Hann Scurato

We are so happy to have Sue Scurato, pictured here with her beloved dog Scrappy, serving here as our church secretary.  Sue is here to empower all the ministries of the church through administrative support of all kinds.  She is available to church members and to friends of the congregation who may be interested in utilizing the church property.  In this time of church building closure, she is currently working from home but regularly checking both the mail and messages.  She lives in Kendall Park with her husband Bruce.  Sue can be reached at (732) 329-2463 extension 2 or

Sexton:  Kenny Schaub

Kenny has been part of our church family for over 30 years. In this time of building closure, he is currently not in active professional service with our church family. By day, Kenny works full time in the food-service industry.

Kenny can be contacted through the church office at (732) 329-2463.

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