Office Administration

Darlene Cappel

Financial Secretary
Darlene Cappell, Financial Secretary
Darlene Cappel joined our staff in 2001 as Financial Secretary.  She previously worked at a bank and a medical firm’s accounting department, where she received several promotions to positions of increasing responsibility until she was placed in charge of all receivables.   Darlene moved to this area after her marriage.  A friend in the community told her of an opening at the First Presbyterian Church of New Vernon, and Darlene started working shortly thereafter.
Darlene is responsible for recording stewardship pledges, posting and depositing weekly offerings and all other donations that are made to the Church.  She sends out stewardship statements, thank-you notes, and gift acknowledgements, and handles all questions about donations. 
Darlene has taken advanced courses in Servant Keeper, the Church’s stewardship tracking software, and is now the Servant Keeper Administrator.  She has also taken courses in QuickBooks and Microsoft Excel.  Darlene is known for her easy-going manner and her willingness to help as needs arise. 

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Debbie Hennessey

Office Manager &
Manager of Accounting
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Debbie joined our staff in May 2006 as Manager of Accounting and is responsible for Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable transactions for non-stewardship income sources.  She handles monthly reconciliations for the operating and fund accounts and produces monthly reports for the Finance Committee and year-end reports for all accounts for the Annual Report.
In May 2009, Debbie temporarily filled in for the Office Manager and she has been with us in that capacity ever since.  She produces the monthly newsletter, The Pipe Organ,
from September through June, and the weekly Sunday bulletin and News & Notes.  She keeps our membership informed through written and email communications.  She also coordinates and compiles the Annual Report to the Congregation.  Debbie enjoys helping members of the congregation and works closely with those who serve on Session and the Deacons, as well as outside groups that use our facilities. 
Debbie Hennessey graduated summa cum laude with an Associates Degree in Business Administration (accounting concentration) from the County College of Morris, where she was a member of Alpha Beta Gamma. She is a graduate, with highest honors, of the Katherine Gibbs Schools’ Executive Assistant EntrĂ©e Program.  She completed her Bachelors Degree in English at the College of St. Elizabeth, where she was a member of Sigma Tau Delta, and she graduated summa cum laude in 2015. Debbie has also taken advanced courses in QuickBooks and Microsoft Office software and earned a Webmaster’s Certificate from CCM after completing requirements in Web Design, HTML, XHTML, CSS, Javascript, Adobe Photoshop, and Dreamweaver.  She has experience with Joomla and WordPress web administration and enjoys the challenge of learning new approaches to web communication.  You will almost always find her taking a course, reading a manual, or learning something new.