Lewes Presbyterian Church Staff

The staff and leadership here at Lewes Presbyterian Church is comprised of men and women who love, care and pray for every single person in the church. If you have questions for any of our staff, feel free to reach out and email them or call our church office to speak with them.

  • Harry "Buz" Hughes

    Pastor, Retired

    The Rev. Dr. Harry W. “Buz” Hughes has been a pastor at Lewes Presbyterian Church since 1992 and retired at the end of June, 2018. He and his wife Annick have been married since 1972 and have five grown children and five grandchildren.  

  • John A. Gilmore

    Assistant Pastor, Pastoral Care Giver

    Rev. Dr. John  A. Gilmore and his wife, Sylvia, live in Milford DE. John came to us as a retired pastor and is working as our Pastoral Caregiver, visiting our shut-ins, serving Communion, visiting care facilities and filling in for our pastor whenever needed. Sylvia leads many special programs here at LPC. Sylvia and John have three children and five grandchildren.

  • Denise Barnes

    Pastoral Care/Children & Youth Ministry Coordinator

    Denise, a native of Lewes DE and a "Beebe Baby" (born in Beebe Hospital) came to LPC 27 years ago and started her job as Pastoral Care Coordinator in 2014. In addition to her work in our Caring Ministry, she also leads our Youth and Children's Ministry. She and her husband, Bob live in Lewes and have two daughters.

  • Christina Best

    Office Administrator

    Christina, former Program Compliance Specialist with the State of Delaware, recently joined LPC as Office Administrator. She lives in Milton, DE and has a daughter, Rachael, who will graduate from college in 2018. 

  • Cathy Heronemus

    Business Manager

    Cathy and her husband, Bill, live in Lewes DE. She and Bill previously owned Henlopen Electronics, and when Bill retired in 2005, Cathy came to work at LPC. She and Bill have two daughters and two grandchildren.

  • Melanie Bradley

    Music Director

    Melanie first came to LPC in early 2002 as organist. She has since taken on the responsibility of leading the Praise Band at the 9 a.m. contemporary worship service and the duties of Choir Director. She lives in Lewes DE with her husband, Jason, and their two sons.

  • Teresa Lockerman           Anna Lockerman

    LASP Director                                   LASP Assistant Director

    Teresa and Anna are a mother-daughter team that lead our Lewes After School Program (LASP). This program, started in 2003, is an educational mission of LPC designed to help at-risk children attending Shields Elementary School succeed in school, and in life. Teresa also teaches Sunday school and Anna helps with custodial duties. They live in Millsboro DE with husband/father, Gary.

  • Debbie Chorman             Madi Irwin

    Nursery Director                   Nursery Staff

    Debbie and Madi take care of our youngest children in the nursery during the 9 and 11 a.m. worship services. They also provide babysitting services during our many special events here at LPC. Debbie lives with husband Bruce and son Bruce, Jr. in Milton DE. Madi has grown up in the church from the time she was just a little one. She is the daughter of Stephi and Alex and the granddaughter of Carol and Gerry Brown.