Clergy & Staff
Rev. Dr. Merideth Mueller-Bolton
Rev. Dr. Merideth Mueller– Bolton
Rev. Dr. Meredith Mueller-Bolton will serve as the
Covenant Supply Pastor for FPC, starting October 1st.
Merideth Mueller-Bolton is a minister-member of the new Highlands Presbytery of New Jersey. She most recently served as the interim Pastor/Head of Staff at Hilltop
Mendham Presbyterian Church. Prior to that she served as Pastor/Head of Staff at College Hill Presbyterian Church in Easton, PA and at Lawrenceville Presbyterian Church as Interim Pastor for Worship and Counseling.
Her ministry began in 2000, when she was prompted to go to seminary after the death of her husband, seeking answers to the great mysteries of life. While she did not find many satisfactory answers to life’s baffling questions, she clearly heard a call to become a “Servant of Christ and Steward of God’s Mysteries” in the model of 1 Corinthians 4:1. Merideth has also served as the pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Tuckerton and as Monmouth Presbytery’s Director of Advocacy for Long Term Recovery.
Merideth is married to Michael Bolton, and although Michael has a beautiful singing voice, he is not a former pop star. They live in Branchburg, NJ. In addition to day-trips and outings with Michael, Merideth is passionate about birding, gardening and her cats, Henry and Hazel.
Highlights of Merideth’s denominational activities include serving on:
Steering Committee Johnsonburg Camp and Retreat Center; Highlands Presbytery’s Congregational Development Team; Presbyterian Disaster Assistance National Response Team; “Equipping the Saints,” a multi-presbytery officer training event
222nd General Assembly in Portland, OR (2016); and Monmouth Presbytery’s Committee on Preparation for Ministry
Merideth holds a BA from Ursinus College, an MDiv from Princeton Theological Seminary and DMin from Palmer Theological Seminary. She also serves on the board of New Jersey Audubon.
Music Director & Organist
Hugh Sung has been hailed as one of the finest collaborative pianists of his generation. Hugh has performed and recorded with the likes of violinists Aaron Rosand, Hilary Hahn, and Leila Josefowicz; flutists Julius Baker, Jeffrey Khaner, Jasmine Choi, and Gary Schocker; and composers Jennifer Higdon, Robert Maggio, and Harold Boatrite. He has also worked extensively with the Philadelphia and Baltimore Symphony Orchestras. Hugh served on the faculty of The Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia for 19 years as its Director of Student Recitals and Instrumental Accompaniment.
In 2008, Hugh co-founded AirTurn, a company that creates hands-free page-turning pedals for digital sheet music.
In 2014, Hugh joined the roster of ArtistWorks, the premiere online music and art school that teaches students through an extensive video curriculum combined with the innovative Video Exchange system, enabling him to work one-on-one with students anywhere in the world.
Hugh continues to perform around the world, and is Vice President at Cunningham Piano, representing Yamaha and Bösendorfer pianos.
Lea lives in Kingwood Township with her husband Jack.. They have two boys, Johnny and Colby. Lea and her family love the outdoors and often go camping on the weekends. Attending all kinds of sporting events with her kids takes up a lot of Lea’s spare time.
FINANCIAL MANAGER – Mary Ann Hampton