Family Ministries

First Pres seeks to be a welcoming place for families of all shapes and sizes to find community, grow in faith, and serve together. By working together to integrate and align vision and programming across the ages and stages of development from birth to adulthood, we seek to better serve our young disciples, strengthen families, and partner with parents.  

Children's & Family Ministry
Youth & Family Ministry
Marriage, family, & parenting resources

Questions? Please contact Rosemarie Eichner-Raja at rosemariee@fpcberkeley.org, and she can direct you to the right person.

Calvin Sodestrom Calvin Sodestrom
Director, Youth & Family Ministry

Calvin holds the responsibility for integrating the overall vision of Family Ministries for middle and high school youth (grades 5-12). In addition, he is responsible for the high school program. Contact him at calvins@fpcberkeley.org.

Katharine Staples Katharine Staples
Assistant Director, Youth & Family Ministry

Katharine partners with Calvin Sodestrom in developing the vision and programming for youth ministries at First Pres. In addition, she is responsible for the middle school program for youth grades 5-8. Contact her at katharines@fpcberkeley.org.
 
 

Li-Wen Monk Li-Wen Monk
Director for Choirs

Li-Wen holds the vision for choir ministry for children and youth pre-kindergarten through 12th grade. She directs NetWork, the high school choir, and supports a team of volunteer choir directors and accompanists. Contact her at liwenm@fpcberkeley.org.

Rosemarie Eichner-Raja Rosemarie Eichner-Raja 
Director, Children's & Family Ministry

Rosemarie holds the responsibility for integrating the overall vision of Family Ministries for children birth through 4th grade. In addition, she is responsible for the K–4th grade elementary school program. Contact her at rosemariee@fpcberkeley.org.