Our Elected Leaders
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)
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 support the ministers by developing activities and programs that promote fellowship, spiritual well-being, and a sense of belonging among newcomers, members, and friends. Deacons also seek ways to support communication and understanding, increase awareness of needs, and enhance the sense of community as a safe environment for spiritual growth. The congregation elects three new Deacons every year, who each serve three-year terms. Activities have included:
- Usher and greet newcomers, friends, and members on Sunday mornings
- Reach out to members and friends to check in by phone or other means
- Assist in welcoming and orientation for new members
- Help plan and run community events such as Wassail Party and May Breakfast
Current deacons (with their term-ending years) include:
Right Relations Advisory Committee
Jay Glasson, chair