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:

John Simmonds – president

Jay Glasson – past president

Cheryl Bartholomew – president elect

Claire Rosenbaum – clerk

David House – treasurer

Roberta Groch – assistant treasurer

Samantha Cole – community life

Nancy Weiss Fried – social justice

Cynthia Roberts – spiritual development

Tiffany Reed – stewardship

Caroline Mailloux – strategic planning

Kate Bowden – personnel

Deacons

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

Joe Fisler

Katy Killilea

Judie Knilans

Dave Lewis

Peter Gray

Meghan Smith

Beth Anterni

Max Pounder

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:

Lyn Bradford

Dianne Mailloux

John Petell

Anne Boyd

Merritt Meyer

Kelley Smith