Pastor & Head of Staff
Reverend Doctor Johanna McCune Wagner serves as Lead Pastor and Head of Staff at Setauket Presbyterian Church. Reverend Wagner has been in ministry for 15 years. Prior to joining SPC she was pastor and head of staff at First Presbyterian Church in Concord, CA. She also served as Head of Staff at Trinity Presbyterian Church, St. Louis, MO. In her earlier ministry, Rev. Wagner was Director of Spiritual Life at Culver Academies in Indiana. Ordained in May of 2007, she attended Bryn Mawr College (BA Latin), Cornell University (MA Medieval Studies), Pittsburgh Theological Seminary (M.Div) and Duke Divinity School (D.Min. Christian Leadership).
In addition to her pastoral work, Rev. Wagner and her husband run a not for profit group founded in 2016, 2MIPeople, Inc., which has produced a number of resources to educate the church about issues facing the mental health community. Their most recent work has focused on empowering church leaders to do a more effective job supporting people who are both unsheltered and experiencing serious mental illness.
Rev. Wagner enjoys trail running, hiking, reading and any TV program set in a Scandinavian country. She also enjoys spending time with her husband and their two dogs.
Interim Director of Christian Education
Michael Coyle holds a B.S. in Biology from Butler University, a M.S. in Neurophysiology and Ph.D. in Cardio-Pulmonary Physiology from Indiana University.
Michael has taught science courses to high school students, undergraduate students, and graduate students at institutions such as Indiana University School of Public Health, UCLA School of Medicine, Harvard School of Public Health, and Harvard Medical School. Michael believes that education and mentoring the next generation is his life-long pursuit. He has also been a counselor and Wellness Director at Culver Academies and Culver Summer Schools and Camps.
Raised Roman Catholic, Michael is a graduate of Marian High School, the oldest Roman Catholic secondary school in Mishawaka, Indiana, and an ardent Notre Dame football fan. He is well versed in scripture and looks forward to serving as Setauket Presbyterian’s part-time Interim Director of Christian Education, with a focus on children’s and youth programming.
Director of Music, Organist
Noby Ishida has coached and conducted opera in New York City for over two decades. He is the founder and Artistic Director of Satori Opera and worked as Assistant Conductor, Chorus Master, and Vocal Coach for Martina Arroyo’s Prelude to Performance program. Mr. Ishida was formerly the Musical Director of the Remarkable Theatre Brigade, and conductor for the Belleayre Music Festival. An accomplished solo and collaborative pianist, he has performed in distinguished venues around the world, and his clients have included artists from major opera companies including the Metropolitan Opera, New York City Opera, Houston Grand Opera, and San Francisco Opera. A dedicated educator, Mr. Ishida has been on the vocal coaching staffs of Temple University, the University of Miami, Bennington College, The New School University, the International Academy of Rome, and was a Visiting Professor and Vocal Coach at Hunter College where he worked with the Hunter Opera Theater helping to train the next generation of singers and collaborative pianists. He is currently a vocal coach for the opera program at Binghamton University and conducts the Festival Chorus and Orchestra at the “Songe d’été en musique” Festival in Quebec.
Open Door Exchange
Eva is a Licensed Master Social Worker with a specialization in Community, Policy, and Political Social Action. She served as Open Door Exchange's Outreach Operations Manager from 2021-2023, transitioning into the role as ODE Director in May of 2023. She is passionate about building a community where all people can have a home that they're proud of. Eva's favorite part of working at ODE is witnessing beautiful moments of connections between clients and volunteers.
When she's not lifting dressers or couches, Eva can be found doing yoga, reading, or painting. She enjoys using her hands and heart to create new things.