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.

Current PruCom members are:

Jay Glasson – president
John Simmonds – president-elect
Cynthia Rosengard – past president
Michael Cappelli – clerk
Graham Nye – treasurer
Roberta Groch – assistant treasurer
Nancy Weiss Fried – director, social justice
Cynthia Roberts – director, spiritual development
Samantha Cole – director, community life
Gregory Waksmulski – director, stewardship
Diane Baxter – strategic planning
Kate Bowden – personnel


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:

Jim Barfoot – senior deacon
Joe Fisler – senior deacon
Katy Killilea
Judie Knilans
Dave Lewis
Meghan Smith
Beth Anterni
Max Pounder
Martha Rice Sanders
Peter Gray

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:

Marilyn Eanet – chair
Anne Connor
Martha Cussler
Lyn Bradford
Dianne Mailloux
John Petell