Session Class of 2020
Amy grew up in the Dallas area and has been a member of FPC Dallas for 15 years, having joined with her husband Christopher and son Zachary in 2001; their son Noah was baptized here in 2002. She works as a certified Project Management Professional alongside Christopher in their software development consulting company. She has been a member of the Chancel and Handbell Choir and has helped with the Children’s Choir and VBS. Amy has taught children’s Sunday school and has served on both the Children’s and Youth Committees and the Day School Board. She was ordained an Elder in 2008.
Gail is a Dallas native and has been a member of FPC Dallas since 1957, along with parents Enid and Hellen Barron and siblings Gary and Ellen. Gail married Rick Bastas in 1986 in the chapel. She earned a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Journalism. Gail has forged a career in Association management, working in communications, public relations and executive capacities. She is a Certified Association Executive (CAE) and is currently engaged in planning, promoting, and managing meetings and events with her own company, Meetings Management Network.
Harold grew up in a small town on the coast of Maine. He joined the US Army after high school. He was then employed by the Army and Air Force Exchange Service for 33 years. He retired in 2013 as the Global Vice President of Logistics. He first joined FPC in 1992. After being away for a few years due to work, he returned in 2000 and became active again, primarily in the youth programs. Currently Harold serves on numerous committees and is the FPC Day School Treasurer. He and his wife Joy, have three children who have all grown up at FPC.
Carol is a lifelong Presbyterian. She and her husband Kim began visiting FPC in 2001. Drawn by the worship, music and commitment to social justice, they joined the following year. Now with twin seventh graders, the Children’s and Youth programs have become an important part of their lives. Carol has been a Sunday school teacher, VBS leader and an Elder. She is currently on the Worship Council, the Sanctuary Building Committee, and the Day School Board. In her professional life Carol is an Elementary School Counselor at George Peabody Elementary in Dallas ISD and serves on the board of the Dallas Association of Counselors.
Johnwas born into a family full of Presbyterian ministers, including his grandfather and numerous uncles and cousins. He completed undergraduate degrees in Philosophy and Computer Science at Duke University, an MBA at UT Dallas and a Master’s Degree in Computer Science from U. of Dallas. He worked at Frito-Lay and Southwest Airlines before starting his own web-oriented consulting company in 2000. At FPC, John arranges speakers for the 21st Century Disciples class and assists in the library. He married Jan at Highland Park UMC. They have a daughter Jennifer, son-in-law Chad, and grandchildren Lane (12) and Brooke (10).