Pastors

Tracy Troxel
Senior Pastor
tracyt@stonehillprinceton.org
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Tracy Troxel
Senior Pastor
tracyt@stonehillprinceton.org

Tracy is grateful to be involved at Stone Hill Church, again. Tracy, and his wife Denise, were privileged to serve here in the 1990’s and in 2008. They returned for the third time to Stone Hill Church in 2011. While God has given them the opportunity to serve in other places (Maryland and overseas), He seems to always move them back to Princeton. Tracy and Denise have 3 grown children. Tracy enjoys reading books, playing the trumpet with the Stone Hill Brass and attempting to learn to row on Carnegie Lake. Tracy’s passion is to see God’s people come to understand, believe and live out the grace of Jesus Christ in every area of their lives. When the church operates in the light of God’s grace, we become in real-time the answer to the brokenness of our world. Unfortunately, Tracy became a Dallas Cowboy fan at a young age. And, that has not proven to be a happy endeavor over the past 2 decades.

Jim Erickson
Executive Pastor
jime@stonehillprinceton.org
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Jim Erickson
Executive Pastor
jime@stonehillprinceton.org

It is both interesting and amazing to look and see how God’s plan for Jim’s life has unfolded; the experiences and where it has taken Jim. Jim married Liz after meeting at Gettysburg College. They moved to Newburgh, NY where Jim spent 20 years working in the family business, managing a manufacturing facility. In 2003, Jim followed God’s call to the ministry, moving to Princeton and enrolling at Princeton Theological Seminary. After graduating in 2006, Jim took a position at a local church as Director of Christian Life where he served for eight years before coming to Stone Hill Church in August 2014.

In his free time, Jim enjoys spending time with his family, watching sports, gardening, and hiking. Jim is excited to use his knowledge and experience as a manager, as an overseer of building and grounds, and as a Pastor (ordained in January 2015) to serve the Lord and the Stone Hill Church.

Andrew Zakhari
Assistant Pastor
andrewz@stonehillprinceton.org
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Andrew Zakhari
Assistant Pastor
andrewz@stonehillprinceton.org

Andrew is a Jersey native and a graduate of Princeton Theological Seminary and Missio Seminary. Before coming to Stone Hill Church, Andrew worked in the counseling field in private practice, as a clinical supervisor, a graduate instructor, and most recently as a director of a community based substance use and mental health outpatient clinic. The most profound influences on Andrew’s faith were the ordinary pastors and Christian friends that he grew up with who taught and modeled the gospel before him. The theologians that have most shaped his thinking are Herman Bavinck, John Paul II, and St. John Chrysostom. Andrew’s great joy is seeing how Jesus Christ addresses the world’s greatest needs through the ministry of the local church. In his free time, Andrew enjoys watching the New York Yankees, reading great books, and going on new adventures with his family. He is married to Jessica and they have three delightful children.

Staff

Becca Gater
Family Ministries Associate
beccag@stonehillprinceton.org
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Becca Gater
Family Ministries Associate
beccag@stonehillprinceton.org

Becca grew up between California, New York and New Jersey. She went to Trenton State College (The College of New Jersey) where she received a BS in Education and Music. Becca and David (her husband) began attending Westerly Road Church in 1997 and have been members since 1999. They were married here and have raised their 3 kids here. Becca has served in many ministries at WRC/SHC focused primarily on worship, children, youth and women. Becca is currently working towards her Masters of Arts in Counseling from Missio Seminary (formerly Biblical Theological Seminary). In her current role as Family Ministries Associate, her responsibilities include assisting the Youth Director and Kids Director with administrative needs and bridging the gap between them for all family ministry activities but primarily she oversees discipleship and mentoring of all females aged 11-18.

Mary Ann Jones
Executive Administrator
maryj@stonehillprinceton.org
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Mary Ann Jones
Executive Administrator
maryj@stonehillprinceton.org

Mary Ann was born in Chateauroux, France, into an Air Force family. Her family returned, from their many travels, to her parent’s home town of Vista, CA as she completed Jr. High. In Vista, Mary Ann started attending the Community Church of Vista with her grandmother. It was in that church’s youth group that she started her life journey with the Lord of her life. Mary Ann studied Christian Education at Seattle Pacific College in Seattle, WA, and Theology, with an emphasis in Youth Ministry, at Fuller Theological in Pasadena, CA. God used a job to transplant Mary Ann to the East Coast in 1992. She met Allen shortly after moving to NJ and they were married 1994 and raised one child. For sixteen years, Mary Ann was a stay at-home, but very busy volunteer, mom, homeschooling for four of those years. Mary Ann’s work life has been varied, having held all sorts of positions in the retail world from sales to administrative management, and in the nonprofit world with Young Life and World Vision. She began working for Stone Hill Church in 2014, currently serving as the Administrative Manager.

Erin Lee
Congregational Engagement Coordinator
erinl@stonehillprinceton.org
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Erin Lee
Congregational Engagement Coordinator
erinl@stonehillprinceton.org

Erin spent most of her growing up years in eastern Pennsylvania and became a believer in Jesus as her Savior in middle school. Erin learned more about what it means to obey Christ during her time at Penn State University, where she received a Bachelor of Architecture. In 2006, Erin married Jay, she switched career paths and became the Academic Assistant for the School of Business at Cairn University. Starting in 2009, she spent 10 years as a stay-at-home mom to her three children. In 2016, Erin and her family relocated to the Princeton area and joined Stone Hill shortly after. In her role as Congregational Engagement Coordinator, Erin manages the administrative areas for Welcome, Small Groups, and Membership.

Lindsei Lansky Luciano
Kids Director
lindseil@stonehillprinceton.org
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Lindsei Lansky Luciano
Kids Director
lindseil@stonehillprinceton.org

Lindsei grew up in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and spent most of her adult years in Sao Paulo. Her favorite place to be is wherever is warmer!
Lindsei holds a Licentiate in Theological and Intercultural Studies from Word of Life Missionary Institute (in the Amazon!!) and a BA in Occupational Therapy from the University of Sao Paulo, both in Brazil. Over the last ten years, Lindsei has served in ministry as a Children’s Associate and worked as a Mental Health practitioner. Her passion for languages led her to The Gospel Coalition’s Portuguese Translation Team, and after a coalition was formed in Brazil in 2018, she gladly handed the leadership over to the local team. Lindsei’s connection with Stone Hill goes back to the partnership between her home church in Brazil and Westerly in 2009, followed by two years living and serving our children’s ministry here during her student exchange years (2011-13). She loved being mentored by our former Children’s Director and enjoys serving alongside her. It’s no surprise Lindsei loves our church and is excited to see where God leads Stone Hill Kids. At Stone Hill, Lindsei oversees all programs for children from birth to 5th grade, including Sunday School, Children’s Church, Awana, and Camp! She believes parents are called to be the primary disciple makers in their families and partners with them to foster their children’s faith in action.
Lindsei is happily married to David Luciano, whom she met at Abide, the church’s Young Adult group.

Nathaniel Mariman
Facilities/AV Technician
nathanielm@stonehillprinceton.org
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Nathaniel Mariman
Facilities/AV Technician
nathanielm@stonehillprinceton.org

Nathaniel grew up attending Westerly Road Church, and was involved in many programs like AWANA, Learning Center, and Youth Group. After studying Audio Engineering at Greenville University in southern Illinois, Nathaniel returned to the Princeton area. He was hired as A/V Tech Coordinator for Stone Hill Church in late 2013, working closely with the tech contractors to run and manage the many new elements. Over the years, his position has shifted and morphed with the many new needs and challenges around the building. He enjoys reading, gaming, tea, and music in his free time, as well as just about any activity that helps him relax after work.

Mary McCormack
Director of Women’s Ministries
marym@stonehillprinceton.org
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Mary McCormack
Director of Women’s Ministries
marym@stonehillprinceton.org

Mary was led to Christ by a friend in high school who was so in love with Jesus that he told the Gospel to anyone who would listen. For her, that conversation was truly life-giving! Over the years, God has led her to both secular and Christian colleges, work with education, seminary, and 5 years living overseas. She and her husband, Bruce, returned to the US in 1991 as he began teaching at Princeton Theological Seminary. Mary began her ministry at Westerly/Stone Hill in 1998 caring for both women and children. Two years ago, she happily passed Children’s Ministry on to Lindsei Lansky Luciano. In addition to her role as Director of Women’s Ministries, Mary volunteers in the Trauma Healing Ministry of the American Bible Society.

Debbie Monn
Finance Administrator
debbiem@stonehillprinceton.org
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Debbie Monn
Finance Administrator
debbiem@stonehillprinceton.org

Debbie grew up in Wisconsin and moved to New York State during her high school years. She received a BS in Accounting from Bucknell University and obtained her CPA. Later, she worked as an analyst for a large brokerage firm in both NYC and London. She met her husband, David, in Princeton and was married in 1990 and has two adult children, Sarah and Greg. David and Debbie have been attending Stone Hill Church since 2000.

Jennifer Orlando
Care & Support Coordinator
jennifero@stonehillprinceton.org
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Jennifer Orlando
Care & Support Coordinator
jennifero@stonehillprinceton.org

Princeton is a place Jennifer has called “home” for many years. Growing up with a parent in the Air Force, she spent much of her adolescence traveling until finally settling in Princeton. As a “Military Brat”, Jennifer experienced many cultures, communities, and developed an appreciation for how others live. A distinct and memorable time in her life was living in Turkey. Jennifer had an opportunity to visit Ephesus, “one of the most strategic cities in the expansion of Christianity in Paul’s day”. While there, Jennifer began to really embrace her Christian roots. However, it wasn’t until many years later that she would consider herself “saved”. Jennifer hopes to one day return to Turkey and do mission work sharing the Gospel.
Stone Hill Church has deeply broadened Jennifer’s horizons and has helped her grow both spiritually and emotionally. Currently Jennifer is pursuing a Master’s Degree at Cairn University in Christian Counseling and serves as administrative coordinator of care and support.

Amelia Ray
Worship & Communications Coordinator
ameliar@stonehillprinceton.org
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Amelia Ray
Worship & Communications Coordinator
ameliar@stonehillprinceton.org

Amelia hails from Atlanta, Georgia, where she was raised in a Christian home and accepted Christ at an early age. She holds degrees in Music Education and Church Music and served as a missionary music teacher in South Korea from 2011-2013. Amelia also taught in the general music classroom in Reading, PA and Piscataway, NJ before joining the Stone Hill Church staff in May 2020. A lifelong student of music, Amelia enjoys leading the Stone Hill Children’s Choir, serving on the Stone Hill Music Team, and coordinating the weekly Sunday worship services, in addition to serving as Communications Coordinator. One of her greatest passions is leading others closer to Christ through music. In her free time, Amelia enjoys cooking for her loved ones and always loves a good book.

Michael Sentance
Youth Director
michaels@stonehillprinceton.org
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Michael Sentance
Youth Director
michaels@stonehillprinceton.org

Michael grew up in the United Kingdom, mostly in the south east around London, but has also spent time living in Scotland and Northern Ireland. He has a BA in Theology, Missions and Ministry from Durham University in England, and has been in ministry since 2007. Michael first served in a church on the outskirts of London for two years doing an internship with a focus on youth ministry, (amongst many other things!). He then spent five years working as a missionary in London and then in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Michael relocated to the greater Princeton area in 2014 and served in two other churches, focusing on outreach, youth ministry, and children’s ministry, as well as working as Sports and Youth Director at the Princeton YMCA before coming to Stone Hill in 2018.
At Stone Hill, Michael serves as Youth Director, overseeing middle school and high school ministries, as well as leading the Koinonia team, and serving on the care ministry team. He is passionate about discipleship and about teaching young people to live for God’s kingdom and God’s glory.
In 2011, Michael married his wife Katie, who was born and raised around Princeton. They have one son, Asher, who was born in August 2018. Michael enjoys going to the movies, watching soccer, reading, and chicken wings.

Isaiah Stevens
Facilities Associate
isaiahs@stonehillprinceton.org
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Isaiah Stevens
Facilities Associate
isaiahs@stonehillprinceton.org

Isaiah has lived in the Princeton area on and off since he was in Elementary School. He has worked at Stone Hill Church since 2013 helping with child care for Women’s Bible Study and various other ministry events. In September 2017, he joined the Facilities Staff as a part-time worker. Isaiah likes to spend time out with friends or at home playing video games.

Kim Torquato
Stone Hill Learning Center Director
kimt@stonehillprinceton.org
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Kim Torquato
Stone Hill Learning Center Director
kimt@stonehillprinceton.org

Born and raised on Long Island, New York, Kim Torquato graduated with a BS degree in psychology from Syracuse University. She married her husband, Sal, shortly after graduation. Kim worked for several years at a Christian counseling agency in New York before returning to school to study computer programming. She received a postgraduate certification in computer programming and taught several classes in programming as a teaching assistant at North Carolina State University. While working on her master’s degree in computer engineering, her first daughter was born. Kim and her family moved to Princeton in 1992 when her husband took a position as a Professor of Chemistry at Princeton University. Shortly after their second daughter was born, Kim began teaching science classes at Westerly Learning Center. In 2016, she took over as the Director of Stone Hill Learning Center and has been leading her team of dedicated teachers, inspiring a love for learning and homeschooling, ever since. Today, when she is not working, Kim enjoys gardening, cooking, and spoiling her two young grand-daughters!

Elders

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Ricardo Alvarado
ricardoa@stonehillprinceton.org

Ricardo was born in the Republic of Panama and came to the United States to study at Fordham University where he graduated with a B.S. in Accounting. In his search for God, Ricardo studied Theology and Philosophy at Fordham also. After graduation, Ricardo married Ana whose powerful love for Christ led him to believing faith in Jesus Christ. The old Theology and Philosophy were changed by the power of the Gospel!
Ricardo worked as a Controller at New York University for 32 years until my retirement. During those years at NYU, the Lord brought his family to Calvary Chapel where he was trained and became an elder ministering in a number of areas, which included teaching, preaching and Biblical Marriage Counseling. Ricardo started a ministry in Calvary Chapel to the Spanish-speaking community that led him to pioneer a Spanish Church to which I was ordained as Pastor. Ricardo has been in ministry for over 40 years, 25 of which was to the Spanish Community until his retirement in 2016. Ricardo and Ana are presently leading a Small Group and serving with the Welcome Team at Stone Hill Church. They have two daughters who are serving in their own congregations and seven grandchildren.

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Andy Bocarsly
andyb@stonehillprinceton.org

Andy was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. He and his wife, Pat, moved to the Princeton area in 1980 after spending time in the Boston area for graduate school. Shortly after arriving at Princeton University, where Andy is a professor of chemistry, they started attending Westerly Road Church. He has served on the WRC/Stone Hill Board of Elders since 1995 (with church by-law required years off in 2000, 2008, and 2015). In addition, he has served on a variety of church committees over the years. Andy is Jewish, and came to know the Lord while in graduate school through Pat’s faithful witness over a several year period, starting when they were both juniors at UCLA. They have three adult children who grew up in the WRC/Stone Hill congregation and are now in active fellowship and service in their local church assemblies.

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Bill Boyce
billb@stonehillprinceton.org

Bill was born and raised in Dallas, TX. He trusted Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior in high school through the ministry of Young Life. When he came to study at Princeton University in 1975 he got involved with Princeton Christian Fellowship (PCF), and began attending Westerly Road Church (WRC). At the University, Bill met Debbie, and they were married at WRC in 1980. After returning to Texas to study for four years at Dallas Theological Seminary, Bill and Debbie were called back to Princeton in 1985 to join the PCF staff, where they continue to serve. Bill was also ordained through WRC in 1985. He became director of PCF in 1996, and continued in that role until 2020. Bill has served as an elder at WRC/SHC for many years. In addition to his ThM from Dallas Theological Seminary, he holds a DMin in Biblical Counseling from Westminster Theological Seminary. Bill and Debbie have four wonderful adult children who grew up in the church.

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Jonathan Chun
jonathanc@stonehillprinceton.org

Jonathan grew up in Hawaii and came to New Jersey to attend graduate school. During that time (1988), he began attending Westerly Road Church and met his wife Carolyn in the young adults group. He and his family have attended (now) Stone Hill Church for many years, and he and Carrie have served in various areas at church in the past – church office, nursing home ministry, nursery, VBS, young adults, café, etc. Most recently Jonathan has been serving on the Welcome Team and Deacon Management Team. Jonathan works as an analytical chemist in the Princeton area and the Chuns have 2 college-aged daughters, Emily and Hannah.

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Brian Dorini
briand@stonehillprinceton.org

Brian and his wife Helen have been attending Stone Hill (and Westerly Road) Church since they moved to Princeton in 2006 from Arlington, VA. Helen and Brian have three children, ranging from middle school to college. Brian has been active at the church in a number of ways, including serving as an elder, serving on the finance committee, serving on the prayer team, discipling, substitute teaching in the children’s ministry, outreach, and taking part in various men’s ministry events. Brian came to a truly saving faith as an adult, after the Lord patiently used radio sermons, Bible studies, and the exemplary faith and lives of some friends to open his heart and mind to the gospel.

Kellen Funk
kellenf@stonehillprinceton.org

Kellen is an associate professor of law at Columbia Law School, where he teaches federal litigation and American legal history. He and his wife, Anna Beth, have attended Stone Hill/Westerly since 2011, when Kellen began his Ph.D. studies in American history at Princeton University. They have three children: Nellie, Kory, and Augie. Both Kellen and Anna Beth grew up in Christian homes and believed and obeyed the gospel from early childhood. They are seeking in turn to raise their children in the faith and to proclaim Christ’s kingdom in Princeton, at Columbia, and around the world.

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Pete Johnsen
petej@stonehillprinceton.org

Pete and Jackie located to the Princeton area in 1978 after a tour of duty in the military. Early in his time at Westerly Road Church, Pete was one of several young elders – along with a PEF staffer recently out of seminary named Matt Ristuccia. Pete and Jackie left the Princeton area in the late 80s for 7 years of service as medical missionaries in West Africa. In more recent years Pete has served on the elder board for WRC/SHC, as an elder and treasurer of Transformation Church in Trenton. Pete retired from his role as Director of Medical Services at Princeton University 4 years ago and has spent retirement doing construction (Habitat for Humanity) and house renovations (our kids), writing, and assisting with both Transformation Church and various SHC Care Team activities.

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Jeff Johnson
jeffj@stonehillprinceton.org

Jeff grew up in Lubbock, Texas, where he committed his life to Jesus at an early age, a sinner saved by grace (1 Tim. 1:15, Eph. 3:14-21, Heidelberg Catechism Q1, John 12:24-26). He is married to high school sweetheart, Erica, and they have two kids, Owen (who studies Engineering at Purdue) and Emily (a high school student and musician). After studying Greek and Latin at Baylor and Durham (UK), Jeff did graduate work at Princeton, where he discovered Westerly/Stone Hill and began attending in 1999. Having left academia in 2004, Jeff began working at Deloitte, where he leads sales and communications efforts in a national role. At Stone Hill Jeff has led a Greek NT Bible study, 4th-6th grade Sunday School, a small group, men’s ministry, and served as elder for youth, as personnel elder, and as Vice President of the Board. Interests include mental well-being, wellness generally, current affairs, painting, and art museums.

Ken Lam
kenl@stonehillprinceton.org

Ken was born in China and moved to New York City at age 13. He gave his life to Christ when he was 16 while attending Oversea Chinese Mission Church (OCM). Over his 20 years at OCM, he served in a variety of ministries, from doing maintenance work as a teen to leading youth group as an adult. He also met his wife Sally there, and God blessed them with two daughters, Laura and Sharon. After moving to the Princeton area in 2002, Ken participated in planting an OCM branch church and served as overseer of the English ministry for about 10 years. Ken joined Stone Hill in 2016 and is grateful for its strong Christ-centered teaching and genuine loving community. Ken works in the Information Technology field, and enjoys playing tennis and cooking in his free time.

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Doug Megill
dougm@stonehillprinceton.org

Doug first came to Stone Hill Church (then Westerly Road) as a college freshman in 1971. The teaching of this church, along with the ministry of Princeton Christian Fellowship when he was an undergraduate, were life-changing then and continue to the present. He has joined the church three times and left twice. He worked as an Emergency Physician and Hospital Administrator. His longest absence was 1990 to 2015, when he lived in Western Pennsylvania. In 2015, he retired from medicine and moved back to NJ, serving as church’s Executive Director until November 2020. He lives in Princeton with his wife, Laura, and adult daughter, Anna.

Honorary

Matt Ristuccia
Pastor Emeritus
mattr@lindengroveministries.org
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Matt Ristuccia
Pastor Emeritus
mattr@lindengroveministries.org

During Matt’s freshman year at Princeton University, he trusted Christ and began to attend Stone Hill (then Westerly Road Church) the next spring (1972). It was about that time that Matt met another Princeton student who would one day become his wife. In 1985, after seven years of ministry with the Princeton Christian Fellowship (then Princeton Evangelical Fellowship), Matt became the Senior Pastor of Westerly Road Church. By God’s grace, having faithfully discharged God’s calling in this capacity for 35 years, Matt stepped down on July 31, 2020. With affection and honor, he has been named Pastor Emeritus.

Starting in September 2020, Matt’s focus is with a new mentoring ministry, Linden Grove, which seeks to grow a community of mature gospel-rooted servants and aspiring church leaders. On a more personal note, his hobbies include reading on the elliptical, watching birds, making bread, writing, and playing guitar. Karen and he have been blessed with two sons and daughters-in-law, two granddaughters and three grandsons. One of his favorite verses is 2 Timothy 1:7, “God has not given us a spirit of fear, but a Spirit of power and love and self-control.”

Deacons

Fred Achenbach
AWANA
Marta Acosta
Hispanic Ministry
Chris Baldwin
Men's Ministry
Shereka Banton
Outreach - Tutoring
Pat Bocarsly
Health Science Support
Debbie Boyce
Outreach/Benevolence
Ray Carr
Management & Adult Education
Mary Castria
At Large
Steven Condy
Stone Hill Arts Series
Tammy Dawkins
Benevolence
Phil DeCicco
Hispanic Ministry
Dayle Edwards
Worship
Betsy Ferrer
Children's Ministry
Steve Fischer
Finance
Grace Henrie
Meals/Church Life
Carol Hong
Nursing Home/Assisted Living
Wayne Hong
Nursing Home/Assisted Living
Eric Humcke
Youth
Lucy Jameson
Care
Jackie Johnsen
Nursery
Melissa Johnsen
Nursery
Matt Ju
Ushers
Wendy Koenig
Benevolence
Sally Lam
Management
Robin Massie-Condy
Stone Hill Arts Series
Anna Megill
Management
Ana Osorio Velez
Hispanic Ministry
Sean Schools
Social Media
Dan States
Young Adults
Jean Telljohann
Development
Howe Whitman
Outreach
Susan Yetman
Membership