Meet the Team

Interim Pastor | Karl Shadley
We are excited to have The Rev. Dr. Karl Shadley as our interim pastor as we prepare to call a new permanent pastor.
Karl began his work with us in August, 2023. Karl brings a rich history of working with churches in transition. He has a high energy style of leadership that inspires and encourages open and honest communication. He centers his work with congregations on the Biblical text as a source of formation and transformation of the individual and the community.
Karl has been ordained in the Presbyterian Church USA since 1981. Karl has served churches in Southern and Northern California both as an installed pastor and interim. Most recently Karl has been the interim pastor at Irvington Presbyterian church in Fremont and Ygnacio Valley Presbyterian church in Concord CA.
Karl and Myrna have six children and 10 grandchildren living all over the US. Karl enjoys long urban walks and playing any kind of string instrument, particularly the ukulele these days.
Karl is retired but has been working as an interim pastor helping churches in the Bay Area reimagine their ministries and how they serve their communities.
Karls’s doctoral dissertation is titled,  “Putting the Trinity Back in the Church.” Karl is taken by the idea of a Triniterian God who invites His people into a wonderful dance of participation in the Life of God.
Karl has been an associate with Kaleidoscope Institute for 25 years. KI works with churches to give them the tools and skills to create gracious space for courageous, honest conversations that create healthy and sustainable communities of faith.
The work of the interim pastor is to care for the church and it members and friends, help take a close look at the membership and its community and prepare the church to welcome a new permanent pastor into their community.


Office Manager | David Kayumy
David has been with us on the AV team since late 2020 and joined us on staff in late 2021 as our Office Manager. He has a calling to be in ministry as a pastor and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biblical Studies from the School of Urban Ministries Bible College & Theological Seminary. David loves to spend time with his family and enjoys learning & growing in different areas of his life. His faith in Christ has been cultivated through his family as well as by being a part of different congregations throughout the Tri-City area and volunteering in different ministerial capacities. 


Handbells Director | Adam Ferrer-Miller


Adam has been a part of our FPC Newark community for many years. After graduating high school back in 1999, Adam served as a leader in the music ministry here until 2011. Adam has experience in multiple stints with the Sonos Handbell Ensemble. He comes back to us at this time to lead the Celebration Bell Ringers in bringing great music and joy to the people of Newark and the tri-city area.


Sunday Morning Children’s Leader

Nursery Supervisor | Danielle Gruver

Office Hours

Tuesday – Thursday 10am-2pm
Newark, Ca 94560
(510) 371-8309