Staff and Leadership

The Staff:

Pastor DebDeborah McEachran, Pastor

Pastor Deborah  was ordained in 1987 to serve a small congregation in Jacksonville, New Jersey. She has served churches in western North Carolina, where she also began a ministry to Hispanic residents.  Wife of Dan McEachran and mother of three sons, her family has recently grown to include two daughters in law!  Pastor Deborah has served Hunting Ridge Presbyterian since May of 2011.  She has degrees from the College of William and Mary, Union Theological Seminary and Presbyterian School of Education.

Craig Sparks, Director of Music Ministry

Craig Leland Sparks is a composer, vocalist, pianist and conductor. In addition to directing the music IMG_0103program at Hunting Ridge, he is the artistic director for the Bowie Senior Chorale and runs his own jazz combo, The Craig Sparks Swingtet. Mr. Sparks holds a B.M. from Towson University and an M.A. from the University of Pittsburgh, both in composition/theory. During his time in Pittsburgh, he received a certificate in Ethnomusicology, focusing on African music. He brings his love and knowledge of jazz, classical and world music to the music program at Hunting Ridge.

Makenzie Lawson, Office Manager

makenzie-2Makenzie is a lifelong resident of the community and a member of St. Bernardine’s Catholic Church.  She attended the University of Maryland Eastern Shore and majored in secondary education.  When she is not busy here at HRPC, Makenzie is an active board member of Western High School’s Booster Club.  In her free time, Makenzie  loves being surrounded by family and playing with new recipes in the kitchen!


_MG_9628Carol Bailey, Book Keeper

Carol Bailey currently is a long time member of HRPC and  also serves as the church’s bookkeeper. Since 2004, she has meticulously tracked all income streams and expenditures. Born and raised in Baltimore, she is a graduate of Baltimore County’s Woodlawn High School and CCBC.  She has been retired from the federal government for ten years. In her spare time she develops her creative side.   She enjoys many needlework-related activities. These include weaving, spinning, knitting, and counted cross stitch. She also likes duckpin bowling but admits that she has not bowled for “a few years.”