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
Nancy Whitacre - 3 years
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
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)
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:
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, 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.
Did you hear Rev. Mark's challenge on March 26, 2023 for funds to purchase a new wireless microphone? (The Live Streaming button above will bring you to the link for our service.)
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INCLEMENT WEATHER CANCELLATIONS
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.
Members & Friends:
Monday Morning Bible Study
TUESDAY EVENING group will continues through March 28.
The class will also be available on Zoom by contacting Pastor Scott VanAlst at 860-237-7964 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Clothing Shed is open.
Please place donations in bags and tie them.
We accept all soft goods: clothing, shoes, blankets, curtains, towels, etc.
We are so excited to be planning for a 2023 Scarecrow Festival. The date is set for Saturday September 23, 2023. 10 AM till 4 PM. This will be our 15th festival. The festival is going to probably look a little different but it is still going to be all about fun for the whole family and community.
We are looking for a coordinator for the Scarecrows. We need many volunteers and coordinators to make it successful. A list of areas that need coordinators is posted on the bulletin board outside Dudek Hall. PLEASE add your name, phone, and e-mail to the list if you would like to help. Meetings will begin in January via Zoom on the second Tuesday of each month at 6:30 PM.
Questions call Shari Purcell 860-917-9011 or e-mail shariLpurcell@gmail.com or call the church office at 860-887-4647.
The Food Pantry is open Wednesday, April 19,
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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
9 A, 10:30 A
We are handicap accessible.
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