Rev. James D. Friesen
Telephone: 813-253-0069 extension 4
In September, Rev. James Friesen will celebrate 5 years as pastor of HPPC. Originally from St. Louis, he graduated from Southern Illinois University and spent 15 years as a successful salesman. Unable to ignore God’s call, he earned his Master’s of Divinity from Dubuque Theological Seminary and served churches in Iowa and Oregon.
Rev. James completed training in Clinical Pastoral Education as a hospital chaplain and is active with The Christian Forum, a group of area pastors from various denominations. As part of the PCUSA’s wider community ministry, Rev. James chairs the Commission on Ministry for the central region of Tampa Bay Presbytery.
James and his wife Sarah just celebrated their 24th anniversary; their daughter Maggie is at University of Florida and both John and Paul attend Southern Illinois University
Office Administrator (9:30 am-2:30 pm. M-Th, 9:30 am-Noon, Friday)
Dolores has recently relocated to Florida to be closer to family. She brings a wide range of experience in customer support, office & property management, consultant, and small business ownership to the church office.
Dolores is blessed with two wonderful sons, three precious grandchildren, six brothers and sisters, and many incredible friends.
Arnel Senson, Music Ministry Associate
Originally from Virginia Beach, VA, Arnel has over 24 years experience in traditional, contemporary and modern music ministry. He received a Bachelor of Music from Old Dominion University in 2004. He’s led worship at over 100 churches as a director, organist, pianist, guitarist, and drummer. In 2010, he recorded with Doc Holiday, a producer for Boys II Men, N*Sync and Britney Spears, and was a pianist and DJ for Royal Caribbean Cruises. He is dedicated to deepening his connection with God and encouraging others to grow in faith. You will often see his young daughter Tala at church with him.
Ilma De La Rosa
Early Childhood Coordinator
Originally from Brazil, Ilma moved to Tampa in 2008, where she has been involved in children’s ministry at area churches. At Radiant Church in South Tampa, she coordinated the nursery along with parents and volunteers for all services, coached, scheduled, trained and encouraged volunteers, along with teaching. Ilma holds a master’s degree in youth and family ministries, enjoys mission trips teaching Vacation Bible School in South America and will be working with and teaching our children beginning in the Fall
Bailey Dean, Audio-Visual Technician
Born and raised in Florida, Bailey spent the last nine years working with Anona United Methodist Church as a volunteer and later director in their children’s ministry program. His career started by simply pressing the space bar for a slideshow, Bailey soon took over as the program’s technical director, leading a team and serving the church. After graduating with his A.A. and certification in Audio/Video/Lighting production, he has expanded into more roles, both here at Hyde Park, and others in the Tampa Bay area.
Cheryl Cox, Organist
Cheryl continues to faithfully serve Hyde Park Pres as our organist. You will hear the organ’s grand sound periodically as we engage in a variety of worship service styles, and frequently at weddings and memorial services