Meet Our Staff
The Rev. Dr. Andrew E. Holmes was born in Appleton but calls Grosse Ile, Michigan, his hometown as he had his whole child-hood schooling there. Grosse Ile is a series of islands in the Detroit River (Grosse Ile is French for “big island”); the island is on the border with Canada as the river empties into Lake Erie.
Andy attended the University of Michigan; his degree says he majored in History and Studies in Religion, but his mother might tell you he majored in marching band. Following college Andy attended Princeton Theological Seminary in New Jersey earning his Master of Divinity in 2004. Upon graduation he received the Friar’s Club Award for Community Involvement and Leadership.
He has served congregations in New Jersey (his field education internship during seminary), Indiana, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin. The three calls since ordination have each been as solo pastor parish calls with congregations ranging between 70 and 240 members. He has served in small towns, urban neighborhoods, and suburban communities.
Andy completed the Doctor of Ministry program at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary in Texas in 2019. The subject of the project was stewardship and motivations for giving. This project included research within the Jerusalem congregation through interviews and other activities.
Andy is close with his family; his mother, sister, brother-in-law, nephew and niece live in the down-river suburbs of Detroit. His brother lives in Schaumburg, Illinois, outside of Chicago. He loves music, movies, theater, and the Green Bay Packers. He can carry on a conversation about pretty much any sport. He goes by Andy, Pastor Andy, Reverend Holmes, or even Andrew if you prefer. He is excited to get to know the people of Jerusalem Presbyterian Church and looks forward to jumping in during one of the highest-energy seasons of the year.
Laura Schulz, Office Administrator
Laura Schulz lives with her husband and three beautiful daughters in Wales. She and her husband have been married since 1996. In her spare time, she likes to spend time with family and friends and enjoys camping, swimming, hiking, flea markets and crafts.
Laura’s office hours are 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Tuesday.
Nathan Zywicki, Music Director
Nathan Zywicki oversees all music aspects of JPC, including the Chancel Choir, the Back Row Men’s Choir and the newly formed JPC Ding-Dongs (Bell Choir). Nathan is a design architect that primarily designs financial buildings. He enjoys being with his family, spending time outdoors and, of course, music.
The JPC Ding Dongs rehearse in Fellowship Hall at 6:00pm on Thursdays and The chancel choir rehearses at the church on Thursdays at 7:00 p.m.
To learn more about our music activities, contact Nathan at firstname.lastname@example.org.