staff / session members


  • Cyndi conway

    Church Administrator

  • JD Mcnutt

    Youth Director

  • Sharon Vanpelt

    Director of Christian Education 

    Sharon Vanpelt is a Certified Christian Educator in the Presbyterian Church (USA).  She holds degrees in Christian Education from Lenoir-Rhyne College and Pfeiffer University.  Before coming to Rocky River in 2016, she served churches of various size in Kannapolis, Concord, and Charlotte.  She also serves the church through presbytery leadership and ministry with national Christian educators.  Her favorite parts of her job are seeing the looks on children’s faces when they are having a great time at church.  When she is not working, she enjoys reading and travelling, spending time with her husband and two sons.

  • Stephanie campbell

    Music Director

  • Anne Beach


    Over the span of several decades Anne served as a church organist to many Charlotte area churches. She also served for 13 years as an ordained pastor in West Virginia and North Carolina. Honorably retired by Charlotte Presbytery from active pastoral ministry in 2009,  Anne assumed her present position as Organist/Choir Accompanist at Rocky River Presbyterian Church in July, 2011.

    The mother of two grown children, Anne resides in Rocky Ridge subdivision off Lower Rocky River Road in Mecklenburg County.