the pluckemin team

The staff and leadership here at Pluckemin Church is comprised of men and women who love, care and pray for every single person in the church. If you have any questions for any of our staff, feel free to reach out and email them or call our church office to speak with them. You can contact the church office by phone at 908-658-3346 or email

Staff & Leadership

  • Rev. Ian Rankine


    Rev. Rankine was born and raised in Central Scotland. He attended St. Andrews and Edinburgh Universities where he completed his Seminary training. He and his wife, the Rev. Dr. Maureen Paterson came to North Carolina in 1996 and moved to New Jersey in 2006. Maureen is the Associate Pastor of the Presbyterian Church in Basking Ridge, where she has served for more than 10 years. Ian served 10 years as the Associate Pastor of New Providence Presbyterian Church and recently was the Chaplain at Fellowship Village in Basking Ridge. Ian and Maureen have four children Gregor, Angus, Callum, and Isla.

  • Cathie Ruiterman

    Office administrator

    Cathie Ruiterman has been a member of Pluckemin Presbyterian Church since 2007. She was in search of a welcoming and thriving church, and one where her two children would feel at home. Cathie is very excited to now be part of the staff where she is able to serve the church community. In her spare time, Cathie enjoys reading, DIY projects, and exercising with her dog and family. She is also very involved in Toastmasters.  

  • marcia mcburney

    director of carillons handbell choir

    Marcia Waage McBurney is the Director of the Carillons Handbell Choir. Mrs. McBurney is a graduate of Bucknell Univeristy where she studied and performed under the direction of Dr. William A. Payn. Mrs. McBurney has performed for conductors such as Cynthia Dobrinski, Hart Morris, Kevin McChesney, Betty Garee, William Griffin, Donald Allured and many more. She has traveled to Europe twice to participate in handbell tours that performed in 6 different countries. She has also participated in over two dozen Area and National Festivals during her 26 years of ringing and directing handbells.
    In September of 1992, Mrs. McBurney began directing the Carillons. Recently, she has performed with The Raritan Ringers, an advanced adult choir, in Somerville, NJ.