Officers and Committee Members

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Rev. Derek van Gulden

Kevin Love

Bruce Coates

Treasurer of Mission Funds:
Jay Reed

Susan Lillis

Liz Rice-Smith

Assistant Treasurer:
Fred Witte


The Cabinet is the coordinating and policy-making body of the church. Its members are the Officers and a representative from each board and committee. It is chaired by the moderator.

Nominating Committee
The Nominating Committee seeks candidates for the offices, boards, and committees of the church. Its members are representatives from the boards and committees.

The Diaconate works with the pastor in ministering to the spiritual needs of the church and the community.

Camilla Ayers
Laurie McKenna
Andrena Huntsman
Elizabeth Rice-Smith
Kate Desmond
Kernan Manion
Stephen Kalaghan

David Emerson, Emeritus Deacon

Board of Trustees
The Trustees are responsible for the church’s financial affairs and its property.

Walter Vining
Kevin Love
Chip Kistner
Rick Kasten
Geof Lyon
Janet Fox

Outreach Committee
The Outreach Committee studies social problems in the light of the Christian faith and disburses mission funds accordingly.

Jay Reed (ex-officio)
John Cooney
Marge Schell
Anne Kistner
Wendy Woodbury
Jessica Hunt
Amy Seabrook
Janet Fox

Christian Education Committee
The Christian Education Committee works with the Christian Education/Faith Formation Director to lead education programs and activities for children and adults.

Kylah Brackett
Laurie McKenna
Beverly Bernhard
Karen Hurst
Susan Himml

Stewardship Committee
The Stewardship Committee oversees fundraising for the church’s operations and missions.

Dan Bing
Barbara Sachs
Jim Schell
Jack Reed

Music Committee
The Music Committee works with the music director to oversee the church’s music programs.

Bob Cannon
Rhiannon Hurst
Susan Bowers
Evelyn Reed
Jim Schell

Membership Committee
The Membership Committee seeks to attract new people to the church to deepen and maintain the involvement of the members of the congregation.

Susan Lillis
Rick Kasten
Dan Bing
Barbara Sachs
Michele Coates
Marjohn Love
Chelsea Hale

Personnel Committee
The Personnel Committee supports and advises staff members and mediates conflict between staff, committees, and members of the congregation.

Joe Chambers
Jessica Hunt
Paul Hurst

Pastor-Parish Relations Committee
The Pastor-Parish Relations Committee supports the relationship between the minister and members of the congregation.

Kate Desmond
Jim Schell
Debbie Welch
Janice Ramsden

Thriving Congregations Team
Debbie Welch
Katie Welch
Andrena Huntsman
Kate Desmond
Liz-Rice Smith
Leap Kasten

Board of Ushers
The Board of Ushers provides ushers for all services at the church.

Joe and Karen Chambers (February)
Jeff Taylor (March)
Barbara Reed (April)
Jack and Evelyn Reed (May)
Celene Lyon (June)
Karen Hurst (July)
Amh Seabrook (August)
Linda and Steve Rowell (September)
Chip Kistner (October)
Kathie McCarthy (November)
Liz Rice-Smith (December)
Susan Lillis (January)

Flower Committee
The Flower Committee ensures that flowers are provided and arranged for services.

Liz Rice-Smith (January)
Lee Wagner (February)

Ann Kistner (March)
Ruth Janet Taylor (April)
Evelyn Reed (May)
Barbara Tenggren (June)
Louisa Casadei-Johnson (July)
Jill Carter (August)
Debbie Welch (September)
Pam Beck (October)
Susan Herron (November)
Celene Lyon (December)