Meet Our Staff


  • Jeff Rickett

    Transitional Pastor

    Pastor Jeff brings over twenty years of pastoral leadership and ministry experience coupled with an extensive counseling background that are perfectly suited to lead a vibrant gospel-centered church. He co-founded and directs Heart Song Counseling, a national biblical counseling ministry working with singles and couples dealing with a variety of issues. He is also a Pastoral Counselor and Church Planting Assessor with the Sent Network.


    Jeff has served as a pastor at Grace Christian Church at Herndon, VA; a church planter and co-pastor at City of Hope, a multi-racial church in Columbia MD; the Small Groups/Shepherding Pastor at Broadneck E.P. Church in Annapolis, MD, and the Small Groups/Pastoral Care Pastor at Chapelgate Presbyterian Church in Howard County, MD.  He has taught, trained, and led seminars on small group leadership and lay counseling and trained others in evangelism, shepherding, and community building.


    Pastor Jeff holds a Bachelor of Arts, Business Administration, Economics and Accounting from McDaniel College and a Master of Divinity from Covenant Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Val, have two young adult children, Samuel and Amanda, and one with the Lord, Scott.



  • Jamie Swope

    Director of Children's and family Ministry

    Jamie, a San Diego native, has been married to her husband, Kevin, for more than a decade raising their three children. 


    Before serving at Neelsville, Jamie served as a ministry coordinator at Gateway Church in San Diego and led MOPS ministry at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.  She also worked as a youth development specialist, a secondary English and theater teacher, and adjunct college professor. She is a San Diego State University Aztec alumni with a Bachelors in Theater to teach English, a secondary teaching credential, and a Master of Arts in Education. 


    Jamie is currently a candidate with our denomination's ECO Certificated Lay Pastor Program.


    She is passionate about helping families disciple their children and loves being part of an intergenerational fellowship of believers that loves and supports children. 

  • AMANDA ENZENAUER

    Student MINISTRIES cOORDINATOR

    Amanda is originally from Monrovia, CA, but moved to Maryland in 2018 to serve in camp ministry with Camp Sonshine. She will always have her California roots but is thrilled to start a new chapter of life in Maryland. Her passion for youth began in college as she was serving in both the children's and college departments of her church throughout her 4 years of school, while also working as a tutor in the California Public Schools. Amanda is so excited to serve the amazing youth of Neelsville, and can't wait to see how the program grows, both in size and depth of relationship with Christ!

  • Paul Park

    Director of worship music

    Paul is a Germantown resident with a Bachelor’s degree in composition from Yonsei University in Seoul, Korea, a Masters in Church Music from Boston University, two Masters degrees in Music and Music Education from Teacher’s College of Columbia University in NYC and studied choral conducting at Westminster Choir College in Princeton, NJ. He has extensive experience working with church choirs ranging in size from 40 members to 150 members along with orchestras in New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts and Seoul, Korea. He has also orchestrated for church choirs and orchestras as large as 200 singers and 60 instrumentalists. He has worked with handbell choirs, a worship band, two nationally-recognized Korean children’s choirs, and a Korean children’s orchestra. As a composer, his choir, orchestra, and musical works and arrangements were performed and recorded for numerous occasions such as the Korean National Prayer Meeting, MBC-TV programs, concerts, independent films, studio CD recordings, music festivals, and Samsung Electronics Karaoke and etc. He has taught in a Christian academy in New Jersey and a mission international school in Harbin, China. Last year he was hired as a middle school chorus teacher by Montgomery County Public Schools. Paul is married and has three children.



  • Daram Choi

    Organist

    Daram's family moved from South Korea in 2017. She lives with husband and two sons in Gaithersburg, MD.  She served as an organist SungAhn Presbyterian Church in South Korea and previously served as an organist FBCCOVINGTON in Louisiana. Daram has a bachelor's degree of Music in Organ performing from Bethesda Christian University and a Master of Music in Organ performing from the Korea National University of Arts. She also studied in Louisiana State University last year.  Daram is now teaching piano and organ and accompanying the Praise Team and Choir.


  • norah frazier

    children's ministry associate AND mEDIA sPECIALIST

    Norah, a Jersey native, has been serving in MOPS at Neelsville for five years as the activities and outreach coordinator. She is a lawyer with a Bachelor's in Anthropology from the University of Chicago and a Juris Doctor from Rutgers University School of Law. She and her husband Casey have been married for 9 years with three children, Lucy (6), Theodore (4), and Henry (1), and have been teaching Sunday School in the local church for several years. She enjoys traveling.

  • MICHELLE NELSON

    OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR

    Michelle is originally from Pittsburgh, PA. She and her husband James met at Penn State while she was studying Architectural Engineering. The two connected with Neelsville through Rebuilding Together projects and since then, she has served with the Children's & Family Ministry Team, Monday Night Women's Bible Study and the Giving Tree Mission. Michelle, James and their children, Emma (9) and Jack (8), feel blessed to be a part of the Neelsville family. Michelle is excited to serve the NPC staff, committees, congregation and community as Office Administrator.

  • Wendy Couillard

    Treasurer

    Wendy is a long-time member of Neelsville Presbyterian Church, and has attended since she was a little girl. Over the years, Wendy has served in many capacities in the life of our church, through Children’s and Youth ministries, Mission trips, Deacons, Fellowship, Music and Worship, and is currently serving as an Elder on the Session Board. She and her husband, Gregg, have been married 34 years. They have three sons, two daughters-in-law, and three grandchildren. Together, they thoroughly enjoy their roles as grandparents and spending as much time with family and friends as possible. They volunteer with the USO at BWI and Walter Reed, and love traveling and boating. Wendy’s favorite things involve family & friends, baking, crafts, music & reading.


  • STELLA ANTWi

    OFFICE ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

    Stella has been a Presbyterian since childhood and joined Neelsville when she moved to Germantown in 2014. She became a member in 2016 and joined the Chancel Choir. In Ghana she worshiped with the Hope Congregation of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana for over 20 years and worked with Total Petroleum Ghana Limited, a multi-national company, as an administrative assistant.  She is married with 3 daughters. She enjoys singing and cooking.

  • Mike Kaiser

    Sexton

    Michael and his wife, Renee, have lived in Germantown since 2009 and have been a part of the Neelsville Presbyterian Church since 2017. Michael quickly joined the Praise Band only days after attending his first service, and has been a part of that group ever since. In his role as Sexton, Michael provides maintenance to the church property and staff.