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Our Staff

Pastor - Dave Durant

Dave has been the pastor at Mt. Airy Presbyterian Church since his ordination in 1996. He is a graduate of Chesapeake Theological Seminary. Dave came to faith in Christ while a student in college. After working for many years at the Food and Drug Administration, he became convinced that God was calling him to serve full-time in ministry. During his seminary education, he helped to organize a church plant of Shady Grove PCA, the plant that eventually became Mt. Airy Presbyterian Church. Dave and his wife Kathy have three sons, three daughters-in-law, and nine grandchildren.

 

Assistant Pastor – Jerry Maguire

Pastor Maguire has been with Mount Airy Presbyterian Church since September of 2019 and lives with his wife Marg in and In-law-suite with his daughter, son-in-law and granddaughter in Woodbine, MD.

Jerry was born in Harrisburg, PA and came to faith in Christ as God by His amazing grace drew Jerry to Himself while he was a Junior in High School. He was discipled through the ministry of Young Life and upon graduating from Pennsylvania State University, he moved to Pittsburgh, PA to join the Staff of Young Life, a Christian outreach ministry to high school students. Desiring to prepare for ministering to the whole family, he entered the Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary in Pittsburgh.

Upon graduation he was ordained in the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) serving ten years as the Pastor of Hillcrest PCA in Volant, PA, and then nine years at Providence Reformed PCA in Barboursville, WV.  He was the Pastor of Covenant PCA in Harlingen, Texas for six years and then the Pastor of Redeemer PCA in Concord, MA for nine years.  Recently Pastor Maguire served as the Assistant Pastor of Christ Reformed Presbyterian Church in Laurel, MD for nearly four years.

Jerry and his wife, Marg, are both trained as Biblical Counselors through the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC). Pastor Maguire has also had significant training and experience as a reconciler with the Peacemakers organization.

 

Choir and Handbell Director - Barbara Scheffter

Barbara is a member of Mt. Airy Presbyterian Church, where she serves as Choir and Handbell Director. She holds a master's degree in education and bachelor's degrees in English and Music Education.

From 1986-94, she directed a children's choir program at her church in Aiken, South Carolina, expanding the program from one preschool choir to four choirs for ages 4 through high school. Barb started the adult vocal choir at Mt.Airy Presbyterian in 1997 and has led the choir, plus various chime and bell choirs, since 2001. In 2013 she began teaching Music Fundamentals at Frederick Community College, where she also directs a community handbell choir. Recently she has branched into composing and arranging for bells and has pieces in print with Jeffers Publishers and From the Top Music.

She is very thankful for all of God’s blessings in her musical journey, and she finds joy in extending God’s blessings to others through music and worship.

 

Office Administrator - Janet Geary

Janet and her husband, Paul, are relatively new members of MAPCA but have lived their entire married lives in neighboring Montgomery County, MD. Janet is a lifelong educator, holding a master’s degree in Educational Administration; she has taught at several local Christian schoolsand in many non-traditional educational settings, including homeschooling her own children through high school. When not sitting behind our office desk, she loves to spend time reading, gardening, biking, and traveling. She is also involved in our church vocal and handbell choirs.