Prudential Committee

The Prudential Committee, also known as PruCom, is the governing board of the church. It is composed of six officers — president, president-elect, past president, clerk, treasurer, assistant treasurer — and six other voting members of the church.

Four committee members serve as liaisons to the four ministries of the church: Spiritual Development, Community Life and Heritage, Stewardship, and Social Justice. They serve as a liaison to the groups, committees, and leaders under each ministry umbrella and provide support.

The PruCom sets policy and long-term goals, establishes committees, hires professional staff other than the minister, manages the operating budget in accordance with the by-laws, and performs other necessary duties.

Members are elected to three-year terms. Officers are elected annually to one-year terms. Clerk, treasurer, and assistant treasurer are renewable.

Prudential Committee officers:

Cheryl Bartholomew – president

Michael Cappelli – president elect

John Simmonds – past president

Claire Rosenbaum – clerk

Roberta Groch – treasurer

David Francis – assistant treasurer

Prudential Committee directors:

Samantha Cole – community life

Greg Kniseley – social justice

Dave Spremulli – spiritual development

Tiffany Reed – stewardship

Caroline Mailloux – strategic planning

Edie Warren – personnel

Carlson Cole – youth representative

Nominating Committee

The six-member Nominating Committee is responsible for identifying and developing church leadership. Members are elected for two-year terms. In addition to recruiting for elected positions, they help identify committee chairs.

Nominating Committee members have an understanding of the structure and work of the organization, leadership needs, and the special qualifications needed for elected and appointed positions.

Current Nominating Committee members:

Ann Boyd

Paul Brule

Elissa Emerson

Merritt Meyer

Lisa Rose

Kelley Smith


The Deacons create opportunities for hospitality, fellowship, and a sense of belonging among newcomers, members, and friends. They are elected by the congregation to five-year terms. Recent activities include:

  • ushering on Sunday mornings
  • phoning members and friends to check in
  • assisting the minister with annual communion service

Current deacons include:

Tony Allen

Jim Barfoot

Nori Duncan

Judie Knilans

Max Pounder

Sandy Schacht

Karen Silva

Louise Sloan

Meghan Smith