Our Leadership

In the United Church of Christ, we believe in the ‘priesthood of all believers’. This goes back to Martin Luther who, in 1520, introduced the revolutionary idea that all Christians can participate equally in the life and ministry of the Church. We believe that a strong laity is essential for a strong church and work to develop the talents of all our members. While we do ‘set aside’ certain persons by ordination to recognize their special gifts for ministry, we encourage all of our members and friends to be active and responsible for our shared ministry.

Pastoral Staff

  • Interim Pastor: Rev. Robert J. von Trebra


Administrative Staff

  • Communications Manager: Ms. Mary Owen

Music Staff

  • Church Musician and Assistant Choral Director: Mr. Derek Schaible
  • Choral Director: Mr. David Burton
  • Director of Handbell Choirs: Mrs. Paula Weitemier
  • Choir Director Emeritus: Mr. Bert Burda

Education Staff
  • Board of Christian Education volunteers
  • Katelyn Dayhoff, Nursery Teacher
  • Carol Mendiola, Sunday School Coordinator


Church Council

Moderator: Ian Barkley
Vice-Moderator: Carl Brown
Clerk: Devon Merling-Woodworth
Treasurer: Carol Bearce
Financial Secretary: Carol Stirling
Board and Committee Chairpersons

Chair, Board of Deacons: Lois Maple
Chair, Board of Christian Education: Carol Mendiola
Chair, Stewardship & Finance: Julie Stutts Baker
Chair, Board of Justice, Witness and Mission: Liz Roberts
Chair, Board of Worship and Music: Martha Keener
Chair, Buildings and Grounds Board: Polly Franz
Member at Large: Terry Gilbert