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Rev. Dr. Robyn Gray

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Patricia Grinnell

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Trish is our current Moderator and presides at all meetings of the Church Council and of the Congregation.  She has a lot of responsibilities regarding the governance of this church - too numerous to list!  This is a volunteer position with a term of 3 years.

Vice Moderator/ Stewardship Chair

Tony Vengrove

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Tony is our Vice-Moderator and Stewardship chair on the Church Council.  He serves as backup for the Moderator's duties and also is responsible for managing financial stewardship of this congregation, and in particular the annual stewardship campaign.  This is a volunteer position with a term of 3 years.


Michelle Gorra

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Michelle is the chief financial officer of the Church, and ex-officio member of the finance committee.  She sits on the Church Council, providing periodic reports and details to the Council and congregation regarding financial activity and oversees the Bookkeeper.  The Treasurer is a volunteer position.


Kathleen Sauvageau

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Kathleen is the person you would contact for any day-to-day transactional questions such as contributions, expenses, reimbursements, payroll, etc.

Senior Deacon

Ellen Willert

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Chair, Trustees

Lee Parson

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Lee manages our facilities (Meeting House, Parish House, Woodruff House apartment building, and grounds for all.)  It is a big job!  He works with Al Trowbridge, our sexton, to keep these buildings in good repair.  He sees to it that we are good stewards of the property that has been entrusted to us.  As Trustee, Lee sits on the church council, is also a volunteer with a term of 3 years.


Al Trowbridge

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Director of Christian Education

Carrie Loyd

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Find out more about our Christian Education programs on the Christian Education Page.

Youth Group Leaders

Emelie and Mike Burl

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  Find out more about our Youth Group on the Christian Education Page.

Chair, Missions

Jim Esslinger

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Chair, Music

Alecia Evans

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Organist/ Choir Director

Jesse Ofgang

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Access Music Ministry pages.

Chair, Personnel

John Lintner

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Administrative Assistant

Karen Esslinger

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(860) 868-0569, Extension 10

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