Rev. Dr. Linda D. Even was born and raised in Levittown, PA, a suburb of Philadelphia. She earned a BS in Biology/Chemistry and an MBA at The Pennsylvania State University. In 1992, she graduated from McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago, with a Master of Divinity, and later earned a Doctor of Ministry in Pastoral Theology from Drew University in Madison, NJ. Prior to accepting a call at the United Church of Fayetteville in August 2007, Dr. Even served as Associate Pastor for congregations in Bay City, MI and Cincinnati, OH.
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Director of Music Ministries
Jonathan (Jon) Bergman is a musician and engineer from the Southern Tier of New York. Growing up in Horseheads, NY, he attended Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY, and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering in 2016. While in college, he served as the Music Director of Christ Church United Methodist in downtown Troy. After graduation, he moved to Syracuse to start an engineering career, as well as play the organ at Meridian Baptist Church. He then moved to the Capital Region for 3 years, working various engineering jobs, and served as the Music Director for Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Scotia, NY. In mid-2021, he moved back to Central New York for a job at Carrier.
Outside of work and music, Jon enjoys outdoor activities (even in the middle of winter). He is an avid hiker, cyclist, and mountain biker. He also enjoys working with technology, building computers and other electronics, including a virtual organ in the summer of 2020.
Elizabeth (Betsy) Pierce is the Administrative Assistant at UCF. She and her husband live on DeRuyter Lake. Betsy grew up in Bloomfield, New York and then went to college at SUNY Cortland. She got her Bachelor’s Degree in French and then got a Master’s Degree, first in French Literature and then later, in Spanish Grammar. After teaching for 33 years, she retired in June of 2022. She has two children and two step-children. Her daughter is an RN, her son is a land surveyor, her stepson is a math teacher, and her other stepson is a civil engineer. She has one grandchild. In her free time she loves to ride her Peloton, swim, hike, read, travel, crochet, and spend time with her family.