Pastor Jeniffer Rodriguez

Lindsay is a life-long resident of Ossining. She graduated from Ossining High School in 2000. She and her husband, Christopher Wilkens, also a life-long Ossining resident, have been together for over 20 years. They live in Ossining with their three daughters, Miranda, Kyla, and Evelyn.
Carol Arrucci has a long history in music church programs since her first position as Musical Director at Holy Innocence Church in Pleasantville as a teen. She has worked as a professional church cantor and/or director of music ministries off and on for many churches, including St. Paul’s in Greenwich, Ct, North Baptist Church in Portchester, NY, and Trinity United Methodist Church in White Plains, NY, among others. She has served as a substitute for church musicians throughout Westchester for the past few years while opening her successful music school, The Cortlandt School of Performing Arts in two locations, Croton on Hudson and Mohegan Lake, currently upper Westchester’s largest music school with 25 teachers on staff and a resident opera company, Taconic Opera.

Carol is an award winning, 30-year veteran music teacher. She retired from the Hendrick Hudson School District to give CSPA Music School her full-time attention. The award winning Blue Mountain Middle School choirs were her pride and joy. She has been passionate about training the voices of professional children and adults for over 25 years, having done so in the community and on Broadway. Besides teaching private voice and piano, she loves choral conducting, and has had many experiences conducting orchestras for musical theatre and Light Opera, accompanying vocalists and singing professionally. Carol’s ‘Dreamcoat Chorus’ was cast in the Broadway show “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” which ran in NYC in 1993-1994. She has also produced shows for her own theatre group, Pleasantville Music Theatre, Inc, and at The Paramount Hudson Valley, Westchester Broadway Theatre and other local venues, serving also as Musical Director for fundraising events at The Peekskill Hudson Room, Westchester Broadway Theatre and her music school which also serves as a performance venue.

Carol is delighted to serve as director of the music ministry at The First Presbyterian Church of Ossining, her hometown. She has produced the first community Ossining ChoirFest in the spring of 2018 , attended by choirs from other local churches and attended by the community. Through the years, she has had a long history of running theatre programs, a bell choir and substituting for music directors at this very church and this place and it’s congregation have always been a blessing in her life. She looks forward to growing the music program at FPCO.

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Janice, a mom of two children, and her family, have been living in Ossining for more than 25 years. With a background in designing educational textbooks, as well as years of teaching, we are thrilled to have her helping with the children in the church’s play area, with more to come in the future.

She currently “wears a few hats”, so to speak. She has been a graphic designer for the Ossining Public Library. Janice is a substitute teacher for the Ossining School District. This winter, she will again teach pickleball at the Ossining Recreation Center, (having spent many years as a part-time tennis and gymnastics teacher).


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Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away.

—1 Corinthians 13:4-8 NIV

“In gratitude to God, empowered by the Spirit, we strive to serve Christ in our daily tasks and to live holy and joyful lives, even as we watch for God’s new heaven and new earth praying, ‘Come, Lord Jesus.’” —From “A Brief Statement of Faith”

At the core of Presbyterian identity is a secure hope in the grace of God in Jesus Christ, a hope that, by the power of the Holy Spirit, empowers us to lives lives of gratitude: “In affirming with the earliest Christians that Jesus is Lord, the Church confesses that he is its hope, and that the Church, as Christ’s body, is bound to his authority and thus free to live in the lively, joyous reality of the grace of God.” (Book of Order F-1.0204)

This strong emphasis on the grace of God in Jesus Christ is our heritage from the founder of the Reformed tradition, John Calvin.