OUR STAFF

Matt Falco

Senior Pastor

Phone: 859-255-1074 ext 105    
Email: matt@maxpres.org

Matt Falco was called as Co-Pastor in December 2016 and became Senior Pastor upon Rev. Berry’s retirement in 2017. Originally from Altoona, PA, Matt comes most recently from being Pastor of the Edinboro Presbyterian Church in Edinboro, Pennsylvania. He earned his Master of Divinity Degree from Austin Seminary in 2010. He also has a degree in Civil Engineering from Penn State University (We are!) and worked in both construction management and residential/commercial site design prior to going to seminary. His passion is backpacking, and he has done wilderness trips across the country with his family. He and his wife Lauren are parents of their two boys, Lucas and Jonah.

Michelle Garth-Jones

Director of Children’s Ministry

Phone: 859-255-1074
Email: michelle.jones@maxpres.org

Michelle Jones has called Maxwell Street Presbyterian Church her home since shortly after she and her family arrived in Lexington in 2011. She earned a Masters of Social Work with a concentration in Children and Families  from the University of Houston.  She has volunteered for decades as a Troop leader, Service Unit Manager and Volunteer Trainer for Girl Scouts  in California, Texas, New Mexico and now Kentucky. She enjoys cooking, music, reading ,and taking long walks with her dogs.

Ted Gentry

Organist and Handbell Director

Phone: 859-255-1074  
Email: ted@maxpres.org

Organist and musicologist, Ted Gentry, earned graduate degrees in musicology and organ performance from Eastern Michigan University and the University of Kentucky. As a musicologist, Ted’s publications include essays on Chopin, Verdi, and Rossini for reference books produced by British publisher Fitzroy Dearborn. Other publications include “Musical Symbols of Death in Tosca” for The Opera Quarterly and “The Origins of Evangelical Pianism” for The Journal of American Music.

Dr. Gentry’s organ performances have twice been featured on the nationally syndicated radio program, “Pipe Dreams.” He has recorded with the Americus label on a joint album with trumpeter Ian Pearson, titled “The Festive Trumpet.” In addition to recitals, he has performed with the Lexington Chamber Orchestra and the Central Kentucky Youth Orchestra. For more than 25 years, he has served various churches as organist, conductor, and music director. When not involved in music, Ted’s interests include gardening, theology, and all things related to Tolkien and C. S. Lewis.

Kate Copley

Business Manager

Phone: 859-255-1074 ext 103    
Email: kate@maxpres.org

Kate Copley has served Maxwell Street for over 20 years in various capacities. Recently, with the retirement of Michelle Gardner and Pam Boldt, Kate’s role has shifted into a combination the two positions. She manages the day-to-day operations of the office and financial aspects of the church, including the operating budget, contributions, financial reporting, and payroll preparation. She has a bachelors of English and Masters of English Education from the University of Georgia, but has always enjoyed numbers, learning from the best, her mom, who served as a bookkeeper for over 40 years. Kate is married to Rich and, together, they have two grown children, Caroline and Christopher.

Haley Johnson

Receptionist

Phone: 859-255-1074     
Email: haley@maxpes.org

Haley is a college student, studying for a degree in Business Administration. Originally from Pine Knot, Kentucky, she moved to Lexington at the beginning of 2021 and has enjoyed exploring all the city has to offer. She grew up in church and is eager to be working in the church now. She previously taught pre-k in a church school and is passionate about sharing the gospel with children. When she is not in the office, she can be found taking day trips to nearby cities, or at the park with her roommate’s dog, Barker. She is very excited to join the staff at Maxwell Street and is eager to become part of your community.

Ashlee Vogelsong

Social Services

Ashlee is a mother of 4 wonderful children. She has been a Fayette county residents for over 4 years. She is also a student at The University of Kentucky and a graduate of the Chrysalis House. Empowering families and individuals makes her heart happy. She writes, "I have found my passion at Maxwell and I am beyond blessed to be able to a part of the Maxwell Family."
Phone: 859-255-1074 ext 119    
Emergency Assistance Phone: 859-233-0723
Email: ashlee@maxpres.org

Marrianne Russell

Graphic Designer/Communication Director

Phone: 859-255-1074 ext 111    
Email: marrianne@maxpres.org

Marrianne is originally from Detroit, MI. She and her husband  made the venture to Lexington in May of 2012. She has a BFA in Graphic Design from Eastern Michigan University.  Marrianne is responsible for creating print, web and social media items here at Maxwell Street Presbyterian Church.  She enjoys country life, art and design, cooking, gardening, anything vintage, and doing yoga. She has a wonderful husband Greg and two beautiful children.

Suvad Karic

Custodian

Phone: 859-255-1074  

Suvad Karic has been with Maxwell Street since 2006. Suvad has worked for the University of Kentucky Agriculture Department for almost 20 years. He and his wife, Kumrija, have two adult children, Adna and Hollis. Suvad enjoys gardening, wood working in his spare time.

Pam Boldt

Cook & Wedding Coordinator

Phone: 859-255-1074  
Email: pam@maxpres.org

Pam Boldt has served many roles at Maxwell Street, beginning with her employment in the Mother’s Morning Out Program in 1987. In 1998, she began working full-time as the director of the daycare, nursery school and Sunday school nursery. In 2012, Pam became the Manager or Church and Facilities, where she oversaw buildings and grounds and coordinated with outside groups.  Pam has enjoyed cooking and serving meals for the congregation and neighborhood meals with Kate, and she continues to serve in that role, as well as the church’s wedding coordinator. Pam is married to Joe and two sons—Josh and Adam (who is married to Kari) and has one grandchild, Samantha.