Encourage. Equip. Engage.

Our Team

Barbara Roberts, Administrative Assistant, EPC Women In Ministry  

Barbara RobertsBarbara has spent most of her life serving in the field of education. She has a wide range of experience from “lunch room lady” to Payroll Administrator and Financial Aid Coordinator at several Michigan Universities. She received her MBA in December 2012 and decided to use her talents to help further God’s Kingdom by joining the staff at the EPC Office of the General Assembly. She and her husband Mark are members of Cornerstone EPC in Brighton, Michigan. She has three grown sons and enjoys reading, a good cup of tea and tracking down bargains at flea markets.

Email: Barbara Roberts


Suzanne Stelling, Chair, Permanent Committee

S. Stelling

Suzanne Stelling works with the women of Cedar Springs Presbyterian church, creatively supporting women on mission in her city and the world through relevant Bible studies and groups, "7 Minutes" (a ministry to women in the workplace), mission trips, and "Lovely: a School of Deep Places." She would rather wear boots than heels, choose a front porch over a high rise, and will pick a good brownie over almost anything. She is married to Grant and they have two girls in college.


Email: Suzanne Stelling



 Stacey Laho, Permanent Committee

Stacey Laho 2.JPGStacey has been married for 22 years to her best friend Jeff, a mother of four children, and serves as team leader for Women in Ministry at Trinity EPC in Plymouth, MI,. She is also a facilitator for bible studies and grief support groups. Furthermore, she is a lifetime volunteer and has spent many hours fundraising for causes close to her heart. Lastly, Stacey is a part-time blogger, gardener and runner who will stop to have a Chai Latte with a girlfriend any day of the week!

Email: Stacey Laho




Jo Kadlecek, Permanent Committee and Editor of Leading Voices

JoKJune2013Jo Kadlecek is an elder at NorthPoint EPC in Danvers, MA, a new church she and her husband Chris Gilbert helped to plant in 2009. For the past twenty something years, she's worked as a reporter, writer, soccer coach, editor, speaker and professor, and currently serves as the senior writer and journalist in residence at Gordon College, a top Christian liberal arts college just 25 minutes from Boston.

For more information on her books, articles and stories, visit: About Jo

Email: Jo Kadlecek





Lana Roberts, Permanent Committee

lana robertsLana is in her eighth year of service as Associate Pastor on the staff of First Presbyterian Church, Fresno, CA. Prior to ordination, she volunteered for 23 years as a lay leader in the areas of music, worship arts, and women’s ministries. She has been a stay-at-home mom, and a teacher of English, Theatre, and Speech in public schools. For nine years she served as the primary care-giver to her mother who passed away in 2011. She is blessedly married to Brian; they have a grown daughter, and a son and daughter-in-law who have four boys between the ages of 2 and 7 – the extended family all worships at ‘First Pres’. Intergenerational ministry is a value for her, and she believes it is important for the church to recapture its sense of unity among the generations now living. She is grateful for the opportunity to serve the women of the EPC in this seminal and transitional season.

Email: Lana Roberts


Niecy LoCricchio, Permanent Committee

Niecy's passion to love and disciple
began 12 years ago when her own daughter started 6th grade. Since then she has worked in youth ministry with students age 12 through college graduates and is currently the Middle School Director at Greenwood Community Church in beautiful Colorado. Her heart is for others to know the relentless pursuit of God for our hearts, and our call to be His hands, feet and heart to the oppressed and disconnected. She enjoys serving on the Missions Council at her church and taking Latin dance classes with her husband Jeff. One day she hopes they will be skilled enough to Salsa or Cha-cha their way into a ballroom competition.

Email: Niecy LoCricchio