Our Staff Our Staff First Presbyterian Church - Pottstown, PA

Rev. Karen Pidcock-Lester, Co-pastor, 610-326-0620, kplester@fpcpottstown.org

Rev. W. Carter Lester, Jr., Co-pastor, 610-326-0620, clester@fpcpottstown.org

Marie Kayati, Administrative Assistant, 610-326-0620, fpoffice@fpcpottstown.org

Cynthia Foust, Director of Music Ministry, 610-326-0620, cynthiafoust817@gmail.com

Dawn Skelly, Parish Nurse (grant supported), 610-326-0620, dskelly@fpcpottstown.org

Debra Voytko, Organist, 610-326-0620

JoAnn Bathurst, Children’s Choir Director, 610-326-0620

Thomas Spitko, Sexton

Becky Bostwick, HENS Director, 610-326-3690 


Rev. Karen Pidcock-Lester, Co-pastor, is a graduate of Duke University and Union Theological Seminary in Richmond, Virginia. Kerry was ordained in 1982, and has been in parish ministry ever since, because she loves it. She served urban churches in Indianapolis, Baltimore, and Richmond prior to coming to Pottstown.

Rev. W. Carter Lester, Jr., Co-pastor, is a graduate of Duke University, University of Virginia Law School, and Union-PSCE in Richmond, Virginia. After practicing law for six years, he responded to a call to enter the ministry, and was ordained in 1990. He then joined Kerry as co-associate pastor of a downtown congregation in Richmond. He completed his Doctor of Ministry at McCormick Seminary in 1999.  

In their dreams (or rather, fantasies…), Carter would be playing in the Final Four with Duke’s basketball team, while Kerry would be part of a musical on Broadway. But closer to reality, Carter enjoys gardening, tennis, cycling, and reading. Kerry enjoys traveling – anywhere, singing – anytime, playing the piano, getting lost in a good book, going to the movies, walking in the woods, sipping wine with friends. Most importantly, both Carter and Kerry delight in the company of their three daughters, Kate, Molly, and Elizabeth.

Co-Pastors Kerry and Carter



Debra Voytko, Organist, is a relative newcomer to our church. She and her husband David moved to Pottstown from Bucks County, where Deb served as organist at several Presbyterian churches, beginning in 1975. They have two grown children, Christy and Patrick.

Cynthia Foust, Director of Music Ministry, has a Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education and a Bachelor of Choral Conducting from the University of Bridgeport, Connecticut.  She received her Masters of Music from West Chester University.  Cindy recently retired from the Pottsgrove School district after serving as the MS/HS Choral Director for the past 35 years.  Cindy has two grown children, and loves to read, walk, travel, and spent lots of time at the beach. 

Dawn Skelly, Parish Nurse, received her BSN at the University of Delaware in 1988.  She served as a clinical nurse and manager at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia for 13 years.  More recently Dawn has been working as a home health care nurse and completed her certification as a school nurse.  Dawn grew up in Montgomery County and lives in Collegeville with her husband and three boys.  She enjoys spending time with her two active dogs, time at the beach, and taking photography lessons.