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 provide support and communication to the groups, committees, and leaders under each ministry umbrella.

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 annually.

Prudential Committee officers:

Michael Cappelli – president

Odile Mattiauda – president elect

Cheryl Bartholomew – past president

Claire Rosenbaum – clerk

Roberta Groch – treasurer

David Francis – assistant treasurer

Prudential Committee Directors:

Louise Sloan – community life and heritage  (term ends 2023)

Greg Kniseley – social justice  (2022)

Elizabeth Allsworth – spiritual development (2022)

Tiffany Reed – stewardship  (2023)

Beth Armstrong – strategic planning (2022)

Edie Warren – personnel  (2022)

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:

Paul Brule  (term ends 2021)

Samantha Cole  (2022)

Elissa Emerson  (2021)

Katy Killilea  (2022)

Lisa Rose  (2021)

Peter Van Erp  (2022)


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:

Jane Adler  (term ends 2023)

Jim Barfoot  (2021)

Chris Belleau  (2023)

Nori Duncan  (2022)

Jim Corbin  (2021)

Kimberli Gray  (2023)

Judie Knilans  (2021)

Karen Silva  (2022)

Claude LeBoeuf  (2022)

Right Relations Advisory Committee

Jay Glasson, chair