Rev. Diane Fitch will join APC as our Transitional Pastor beginning March 16. Her schedule will be posted once it is confirmed. Pastor Diane will co-lead worship on March 1 and be available to meet everyone during fellowship and refreshments afterwards.
Diane Jamison Fitch has been in ministry 26 years. She grew up in Newtown, Pennsylvania, was a student at Council Rock High School, and active at Newtown Presbyterian Church with her family and grandparents. Diane attended Bucknell University, studying Business Management.
After working in the business world for five years, Diane felt the call to ministry and attended Princeton Theological Seminary. A highlight of her seminary experience was a year-long internship at a church in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Diane’s ministry has included two years as a chaplain at Abington Memorial Hospital, twelve years serving in the Hudson River Presbytery in Yorktown Heights, Carmel, and Katonah, New York, and twelve years serving Philadelphia Presbytery churches in Ambler, Chestnut Hill, and Abington.
While in ministry in NY, Diane served as a leader for a variety of youth ministry events, including Triennium, served on the Committee on Ministry, was a member of the Associate Executive Presbyter Search Committee, and served on the Board of Holmes, a Presbyterian Camp and Conference Center.
While in the Philadelphia Presbytery, Diane has been a member of the Communications and Resources Commission, Committee on Nominations, serves on the Board of Kirkwood Camp, and has a long connection with supporting West Kensington Ministry.
Recently, Diane’s love of travelling and the Presbyterian Church led her to visit Pakistan with Friends of P.E.B. (The Presbyterian Education Board of Pakistan), and the Holy Land on a Mosaics trip led by the Peacemaking Program.
Outside of work, Diane enjoys reading, cooking, music, hiking, art, photography, and travelling. Her husband John works for Microsoft. They reside in Maple Glen and have two children: Joshua, who is a junior studying Aerospace Engineering at Purdue, and Caroline, who is a freshman at Massachusetts College of Art and Design (MassArt) in Boston.