Governance and Ministry Teams


Governance:

Co-Moderators (serving two year staggered terms):

The moderators preside at all business meetings of the Church and the Church Council.

Clerk:

The Clerk keeps full and accurate records of all meetings of the Church and the Church Council.

Treasurer:

The Treasurer oversees the financial affairs of the Church, makes reports on all receipts and disbursements, and the condition of all Church funds.

The Church Council:

Is chaired by the Moderators and meets on the first Wednesday of the month to confer on the general work of the Church.

Trustees:

According to the trust agreement recorded in the Middlesex South Registry of Deeds on March 22, 1909, the property of the Union Church in Waban is held by three trustees. It is the responsibility of the trustees to see that the property is maintained but also that the church is maintained as a ‘union” church — an interdenominational church not solely part of any one denomination.


Leadership and Ministry Teams:

UCW Leadership and Ministry Teams 2020/2021

Deacons [email protected]
Senior deaconJim MacDonald
Judy Nagle
Deb McGovern
Gerry Elion
Judy MacDonald 
Brian Heffernan
Jean Wellington
Council[email protected]
Co-ModeratorAlison McCarty
Co-ModeratorFrank Laski
ClerkJean MacDonald
TreasurerRob Purser
Kent Wittler
Molly Owen Kiritsy
Jim MacDonald
Judy Nagle
Karen O’Beirne
Linda Lynch
Annie Gatewood
Karen Weisgerber
Anne Hadley
Diane Tillotson
Pastors ex officioAmy Clark Feldman 
Stacy Swain
HR
Karen Weisgerber
Annie Gatewood
Molly Owen Kiritsy
Diane Tillotson 
Mission Leadership Team 
Jenny Weisz 
Jaap Van Reijendam 
Chanel Lobdell
Children’s Ministry leadership team
Kathy Malone
Cindy Spertner

Jane Purser 

Susan Hunt Stevens
Youth Ministry Team
Co-chairsSusan Hunt Stevens
Kyle Pond

Ministry Areas of the Church 

Phase Forward TeamNEW
Judy Nagle
Jim MacDonald
Karen O’Beirne
Karen Weisgerber
Arlyne Grant
Moderators
Pastors
Technology TeamNEW
Jason Trees
Rob Purser
Alex Brown
Jaap Van Reijendam
Teaching Parish Committee
Jenny Weisz
Frank Laski
Jim MacDonald
Anne Williams
Brita Gill-Austern
Stewardship
Karen Weisgerber
Karen O’Beirne 
Grant Gund
Rob Purser
Kent Wittler
Communications 
Team LeaderAnnie Gatewood
Priscilla Kelso
Karen Weisgerber
Judy Nagle
With Jill Coull
PRC/Stacy 
Alicia Collins
Susan Hunt Stevens
Cindy Spertner
Alan Cody
Tom Vawter
Retreat Planning Team
Bart Kelso
Tom Vawter
Kent Wittler
Soo Laski
Nancy Zollers
Jenny Weisz
PRC Amy
Anya  Bassett
Molly Owen Kiritsy
Worship Team
Deacons
Diane Tillotson
Karen Weisgerber 
Tom Vawter
Jaap van Reijendam
Alan Cody
Capital Campaign Team
Judy Nagle
Karen Weisgerber
Kent Wittler
Diane Tillotson
Tom Humphrey
Alex Brown
Annie Gatewood
Nica Task Force
Frank Laski
Karen Weisgerber
Alex Brown
Karen O’Beirne
Buz Bedford
Aden O’Beirne
Diane Tillotson 
Cate Brown
Ben Feldman
Reception Coordinator
Vinita Leslie
Wellspring 
FacilitatorPriscilla Kelso
Waban at Norwood Worship 
Worship Leaders Molly Owen Kiritsy 
Gerry Elion
Deb McGovern
Alan Cody
Betty O’Beirne
Jay O’Beirne
Kathleen Hobson
Book Group
FacilitatorAlan Cody 
Lunch Bunch
HostsMolly Owen Kiritsy
Deb McGovern
Gerry Elion
Lainie Wagner
Judy Nagle
Anne Hadley
HS Youth Group Tea
Mark Smith
Building and Gardens/Grounds
Tom Humphrey
Judy Nagle 

Arlyne Grant

Proof Reader 
Judy MacDonald
Holy Folders
Judy MacDonald
Jean Wellington
GBIO 
LiaisonMark Smith
Brita Gill Austern
1K Church
LeaderBrita Gill Austern
Alison McCarty
Alan Cody
Kevin Johnson
Soo Laski
Nancy Zollers
Frank Laski
Advocates for Racial Justice
LeaderBrita Gill Austern
Arlyne Grant
Jenny Weisz
Annie Gatewood
Nancy Zollers
Frank Laski
Kathleen Hobson
Soo Laski
Christian Education:

Develops and nurtures children’s and youths’ education and programming with the Director of Youth and Children’s ministries.

Deacons:

Support the spiritual work of the church; assist the Pastor; prepare the sanctuary for all services including communion and special services; and are aware of and lead member outreach including all issues of Care and Concern.

Human Resources:

Support issues relating to staff.

Internet Communications:

Assesses, refines and manages the church web site in order to attract new members to the congregation. Helps create useful online services for our community such as a member directory and recorded sermons.

Mission / Outreach:

Responsible for the promotion of a general interest in the mission and benevolence programs of the church. Seeks out ways in which our Christian faith and Biblical heritage apply to concerns of our society locally, nationally, and intergenerationally, and develops programs for education, discussion and action for church participation. Includes outreach to Zambia and two local initiative outreaches — the Russell School in Boston and a 1K Church initiative.

Nicaraguan Outreach:

Shares in the experience of our past trip as well as nurtures our on-going relationship and mission work in Nicaragua.

Pastoral Relations:

Assists in fostering a healthy relationship between the Pastor and the congregation in order to enhance the effectiveness of the church’s mission

Building:

Helps preserve and protect our beautiful sanctuary, buildings, and grounds; prioritizes repairs; promotes “green” conservation decisions; and determines priorities for our outside areas.

Stewardship/Finance:

Manages and invests the funds of the church; leads the solicitation of funds for the support of the church; and with the Treasurer prepares budget for submission to the annual meeting of the church.

Teaching Parish:

Meets monthly with student intern to support and enhance his/her ministerial learning.

Worship Team:

Consists of representatives from the Board of Deacons, the music program and christian education, the music director and pastor, and others at large from the congregation to craft meaningful and inclusive worship.