Leadership

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Executive Board




Louise Rauh (Moderator)
2020



Janice Waterman (Treasurer)
2020



Peter Gilbert
2019



Cristin O’Donnell
2019



Kim Sturgis
2020



Marcia Clark (Arts)




Leah Wilhjelm(CE)




Mark Catlin (Trustees)




Janice Waterman (Finance)




Nancy Thomas (Personnel)




Mary Redmond (Missions)




Alice Angney (SLC )









Spiritual Life Committee


Missions Committee

Allie Corse
2020

Sandy Batchelder
2020
Norman Hill
2020

Sherry Carver
2020
Nicole Morlan
2020

Matt Germaine
2020
Wendy Soliday
2020

Stella Kahn*
2020
Shaun Stephens
2020

Mary Redmond
2020
Alice Angney
2019

Diana Fielder
2019
Marilla Hewitt
2019

Susan Labarthe
2019
David Schütz
Feedback 

Edna Martineau
2019
David Soccodato
Reflection

Ginger Nickerson
2019



Tim Noonan
2019



Kathy Satterfield
2019





Christian Ed. Committee


Board of Trustees

Fran Weinbaum                         
 Superintendent

Mark Cannella
2020
Megan Cannella                          
2020

Tony French
2020
Deb Reed
2020

John Mallery
2020
Leah Wilhjelm
2020

Nathan Phillips
2020
Anna Davis*
2020

Allen Ploof
2020
David Connor
2019

Mark Catlin
2019
Jessica Della Pepa-Clayton
2019

Malcom Fielder
2019
Roya Millard
2019

Erika Lynch
2019
Dave Schilling
2019

Chris Pratt
2019



David Lewis
Emeritus





Finance Committee


Arts Ministries

Katie Gustafson
2020

At Large: Catherine Cerulli
2020
Cherie Staples
2020

At Large: Jesse Clayton
2020
Richard Angney
2019

At Large: Wendy Soliday
2020
Austin Cleaves
2019

At Large: Nancy Vachon
2020
Sandy England
Emeritus

At Large: Mary Bonhag
2019
Janice Waterman, Treasurer
2020

At Large: Susannah Blachly
2019
Jim Tringe, Assistant Treasurer
2020

At Large: Marcia Clark
2019



Ad Hoc rep: Tim Shea
2019








Cherie Staples, Finance Rep

Personnel Committee


Chris Pratt, Trustees Rep

Nancy Thomas
2020



Lowell VanDerlip
2020



Alice Angney
2019






* Youth term till June 2018






Lori Hinrichsen, Administrative Assistant

Lori grew up in Iowa in a family of 13 kids. She went to the University of Kansas, Lawrence, and graduated with a degree in Theatre, Film and Video. She worked on campus in their Public Relations office as Videographer, Director and Editor. Lori moved to Vermont in 2005 and was on staff at the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson as Admissions Coordinator and Travel Coordinator. Most recently she was the Director of Event Management and Campus Services Coordinator at Vermont College of Fine Arts (VCFA). 

Lori is a Montpelier-based visual artist. Her focus is printmaking, drawing and painting. She has had the opportunity to live and work in artist communities throughout the country as an artist-in-residence and workshop instructor. Lori is the recipient of awards for printmaking and fellowships for artistic residency at the Vermont Studio Center, Mendocino Art Center and Virginia Center for Creative Arts. For more information on Lori's artwork visit, www.lorihinrichsen.com. To contact Lori, email: admin@oldmeetinghouse.org  

Pastor

Elissa Johnk , Senior Pastor
Elissa graduated summa cum laude from Wellesley College, and earned her Masters of Divinity from Harvard Divinity School, where she received a presidential scholarship, an award for Excellence in Liturgical Reading of Scripture, and was a Billings Preaching Prize finalist. She most recently served as the Pastoral Resident at the Wellesley Congregational Church UCC, through a two-year grant from the Lilly Endowment's Transition into Ministry Program. Previously Elissa held a ministerial internship at the Old South Church in Boston. She has also served as a chaplain intern, worked with Habitat for Humanity, and as a Fulbright ambassador in Korea.                                                                        Elissa is originally from Iowa, and has family in Vermont.

Elissa observes the Sabbath on Mondays, and sets aside Fridays for worship preparation. 
To contact Elissa, email: Revejohnk@oldmeetinghouse.org.  


Associate Pastor

Rona received a B.A., with honors, from Wheaton College (MA), an M.Ed. from Boston University, and an M.Div. from Andover Newton Theological School, where she was elected to the Jonathan Edwards Society, in recognition of academic excellence and future promise in ministry.  After a career in special education and special education administration, Rona was called to ministry and has served as a settled pastor and an intentional interim minister for several churches (including the Old Meeting House), all in Vermont.  She has been active in the Vermont Conference and has served as Conference Moderator and as Chair of the Vermont Conference Board of Directors.

Rona spent her childhood in England and Canada, moving to the United States at the age of ten.  She has lived most or her adult life in Vermont and currently resides in the Northeast Kingdom, with her husband Brent.  She enjoys reading, cooking, hiking and cross-country skiing, gardening, and spending time with children and grand-children. To contact Rona, email: Revrkinsley@oldmeetinghouse.org.