Boards & Committees

Below is a list of the officers, committee members and representatives, both currently serving and elected for 2023:
Clerk - Susan Brosnan (2025)

Church Treasurer - Shirley Hodkinson (2025)

Assistant Treasurer - Patricia Marino (2025)
Financial Secretary – Sue Creamer (2025)

Assistant Financial Secretary – Karen Talbot (2024)
Moderator - Lynwood Crary (2025)
Historian – Robert Vescovi (2024)

Andrew Kuvent - Senior Deacon - 1 year

Kim Lang - 2 years

Robert Vescovi - 3 years

Steven Orlomoski - 4 years

Sharon Breen - 5 years

Wendy Zajac - 1 year


Diaconate Fund Treasurer - Patricia Marino


Memorial Fund Treasurer - Debi Berube (2024)



Richard Chalifoux - 1 year - Head Trustee

John Ryan - 1 year

Felix Prokop - 2 years

Zachary Rousseau - 2 years

John Cyrus - 3 years

John Marino - 3 years


Board of Religious Education:

Anne Klewin - 1 year

Hunter Bustamante - 1 year

Loida Fessenden - 2 years

Melissa Stankiewicz - 2 years

Cathy Rider - 3 years - resigned 7/2023

Nancy Whitacre - 3 years

John Whitacre - appointed by the Standing Committee 7/19/2023 to complete open 3-year term (through 2025)


Finance Committee: Pastor, Treasurer, Assistant Treasurer, Financial Secretary, Assistant Financial Secretary;

(Three elected members hold a one-year term, eligible for re-election) Carolyn Shea, Bob Vescovi, Claude Flory


Members-at-Large: (One-year term) Debra LaBree and Craig Young


Auditors: Nancy Obreiter, Phyllis Knutson (2024)


Stewardship Committee: Pastor; (one-year term, eligible for re-election) Kimberly Lang, Robert Berube, Sally Exley, Bob Vescovi


Missions Committee: (one-year term, eligible for re-election) Patrick Magowan, Merrie Hedler, Bekah Little
Delegates (NACCC): (one-year term, eligible for re-election)

Jim and Sandra Wright

Northeast Fellowship Representative: (one-year term, eligible for re-election)
Jim and Sandra Wright

Bylaws Committee: Pastor, Clerk; (one-year term, eligible for re-election) Jim Wright, Nancy Musa, Jennifer Crary
Head Usher: (one-year term, eligible for re-election) Benicia Perry


Only the Committee Chair or Representative need to be a church member for the following:

Music Committee:
Marie Quinn, Organist & Choir Director;

(one-year term, eligible for re-election)
Lydia Lavoie, John Marino, Bonnie Raue, Stella Dawley,  Bekah Little

Decorating Committee: (one-year term, eligible for re-election)
Wendy Zajac, Sharon Breen


Flower Committee: (one-year term, eligible for re-election)
Doris MacLachlan, Carolyn Shea, Laura Jackson, Nancy Obreiter, Sharon Mahan; 1 Vacancy

Preston City Cemetery Association: (one-year term, eligible for re-election) Joyce Brewster

Coffee Hour Committee: (one-year term, eligible for re-election) Stella Dawley, Merrie Hedler,
Kaye Schlough, Norma Schlough, Joy Chalifoux, Richard Chalifoux, John Ryan, Mary Ryan, Dwight Hopkins, Betsy Hopkins, Carol Riley, Sharon Mahan


Hospitality Representative: (one-year term, eligible for re-election) Merrie Hedler

Event Coordinating Committee: (elected for three years, eligible for re-election 2024) Sandy Dudek, Keith Harrison, Linda Kent-Farinha, Chuck Norris


The following committees are appointed by the Standing Committee:


Nominating Committee:

Sharon Breen - 1 years (2023)

Wendy Zajac - 2 years (2024

Rebecca Hale - 3 years (2025)



Pastoral Relations Committee:


Pastoral Search Committee 2023:

Wendy Abrahamson, Sandy Dudek, LeeAnn Fessenden, Steve Orlomoski,     Bridget Park, Felix Prokop, Liz Stammel, Marisa Stankiewicz, Chair,

Bob Vescovi  Appointed 3/15/23    


Pastoral Search Committee 2021: Sharon Breen, Chair; Shari Purcell, Sandy Dudek, Pat Marino, Marissa Stankiewicz, Liz Delcore Stammel, Keith Harrison, Chris Burden, Bob Onderdonk, Andy Kuvent, Tim Bowles, LeeAnn Fessenden Disbanded 5/19/21

Employee Relations Committee: (9) Pastor, Clerk, Treasurer, one (1) Deacon, one (1) member of the Finance Committee, one (1) Trustee, one (1) member from the Music Committee and one (1) member from the Board of Religious Education.  One (1) additional member shall be appointed from the Standing Committee or the congregation-at-large. All appointments shall be made by the Standing Committee at the September Semi-Annual meeting or when a vacancy occurs and shall be for a one (1) year term with eligibility for re-appointment.


Standing Committee Members: (17) Pastor, Clerk, Church Treasurer, Financial Secretary, Moderator, Historian, Administrative Assistant, Senior Deacon (or designee), Head Trustee (or designee), Director of Religious Education, Board of Religious Education Chairperson (or designated alternate), 2 Members-at-Large, Missions Committee Chairperson (or designated alternate), Music Committee Chairperson (or designated alternate), Flower Committee Chairperson (or designated alternate), Finance Committee Chairperson (or designated alternate).
An (*) indicates that the person is filling an unexpired term and will be eligible for re-election.


Christmas Bazaar Update  - Saturday November 11

The Bazaar is back! Recently an informational meeting was held with those interested in participating in a Christmas Bazaar and we have a volunteer to lead this event. More information to come!

Members & Friends:

BINGO at Strawberry Park! Signup sheets are posted for our weekend games for October. We also have a bingo on Columbus day, October 9. Our last session is October 20.

Confirmation Class meets Mondays, from 6:30-7:30P. Confirmation date is October 29, 2023. There is no class on Monday holidays.

The Clothing Shed is open.

Please place donations in bags and tie them.

We accept all soft goods: clothing, shoes, blankets, curtains, towels, etc.

Thank you

The Food Pantry is open Wednesday, October 18,

10A -Noon.


TUNE IN to Television Channel 3 (WFSB) or you may check our Facebook page or this
website, or call the office

(860 887-4647). A message
will be announced on the answering machine.

When Sunday School is
cancelled, church is NOT CANCELLED unless specifically
announced. We have been assured that when we post on Channel 3, they notify all the local radio stations.

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Preston City Congregational Church


321 Route 164

Preston, CT 06365


Office: (860) 886-7200 

Phone: (860) 887-4647

Fax: (860) 887-4647




Office hours are 9A -12P, M-F


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Sunday Worship: 9:30A


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