Living and Sustaining Ministries

New Participants are welcome at any time – contact the chair, an officer or a member of any group to join!

Ministry Team, Staff and Affiliates

  • Judy Arnold, Associate Pastor
  • Ed Banzy, Building Manager
  • Will Burhans, Lead Pastor
  • Brianna Connolly, Nursery Supervisor
  • Jose Foronda, Bookkeeper
  • Jane Ring Frank, Minister of Music and Worship Arts
  • Bill Lewis, Building Superintendent
  • Sarah Marino, Office Administrator
  • Jeffrey Mead, Organist
  • Ken Orth, Affiliate/Pastoral Counselor
  • Kathleen Zagata, Minister of Congregational Health & Wellness

Leadership Team

  • Will Burhans
  • Sarah Gallop (Moderator)
  • Marianne Carter (Clerk)
  • Nancy O’Connor
  • David Peretti
  • Jason Ryan
  • Marty Rozmanith
  • Cindy Wankowicz
  • Jennifer Wilson 


Additional Ministry Team as Needed
  • Judy Arnold
  • Jane Ring Frank
  • Kathleen Zagata

Officers, Volunteers and Delegates

  • Leslie French, Librarian
  • Anne Hoenicke, Membership Registrar & Archivist; Associate Treasurer
  • Nancy Kneiss, Communications Designer
  • Bruce Lauterwasser, Treasurer
  • Sarah Gallop, Moderator
  • Marianne Carter, Clerk
  • Keith Russell, Assistant Treasurer
  • Rebecca Beltz, Auditor
  • Ted Lamson, Auditor
  • Ted Martin, Auditor
Delegates to the Metropolitan Boston Association (MBA):
  • Lisa Loughlin
  • Bill McCarter
  • Laurie Roby

Sustaining Ministries 

Children & Youth Faith Formation Ministry

Supporting and guiding the children and youth into a personal relationship with God in both large group
and smaller relational environments. Providing them with opportunities to nurture and grow in their faith as well
as create an atmosphere of community and inclusion to show Jesus’ love through modeling.

  • Patricia Brady
  • Kate Carpini
  • Jake Greenberg
  • Maggie Keeler, Co-Chair
  • Carolyn Plosky
  • Michelle Stewart, Co-Chair
  • Nick Wankowicz
Stepping Stones Teachers – Fall 2020
  • Kristen Herlihy
  • Patricia Brady
  • Maggie Keeler
  • Michelle Stewart
Middle School:
  • Andrew Sansom
  • Petra Sansom
  • Susan Rozmanith
  • Taylor Tresselt


  • Betsy Goodell
  • Jonathan Goodell
  • Nick Wankowicz
  • Andy McKinley
Youth Outdoor Church
  • Lisa Loughlin


Adult Faith Exploration

Helps you grow in faith no matter where you are on your life’s journey; welcomes all with joy and offers programs that help you begin or expand your faith journey; aims to enhance the educational and spiritual life of adults in our congregation and community.

  • Rev. Judy Arnold
  • Sarah Gallop
  • Anne Hoenicke
  • Andy McKinley
  • Karen Roberts, Co-Chair
  • Laurie Roby, Co-Chair


Assist with the sacraments, rites of worship, and practices of the Christian Church (both ancient and new) and help congregants better understand the value, purpose, and richness of rituals and spiritual practices. They greet and welcome all with joy, support weekly and special worship services, care for the poor and needy, and assist in serving communion.

  • Leigh Depuy Carlisle
  • Carrie Ehrbar
  • Aaron Kneiss
  • Margaret McIndoe
  • Katherine Mortensen, Head Deacon
  • Megan Scipione
  • Jenny Splaine
  • Nick Troisi


Deacons Booklet


Oversees all matters of care and maintenance of the physical building – items that are visible to the eye such as the beautiful sanctuary, welcoming lobby, and comforting family room and the not so glamorous behind the scenes workings of the plumbing, heating, electricity, grounds keeping, roofing, etc.

  • Bruce Alexander, Chair
  • Ed Banzy, Ex-officio
  • Tom Church
  • Robin Delurey
  • John Fiske
  • Bill Lewis, Ex-officio
  • Doug Taylor

Facilities Repair/Clean Up Form

Financial Resources

Develops policies and programs to enhance the financial well-being of the church; leads the annual stewardship effort, planned giving and capital campaigns; oversees the Church’s endowment; cooperates with Treasurer, ministerial staff, and commission chairs to develop and secure congregational approval for annual operating budget.

  • Rebecca Beltz
  • Will Burhans
  • Douglas Clarke
  • Ben Keeler
  • Lisa Loughlin
  • David Peretti
  • Tom Roche – Chair
  • Taylor Tresselt
  • Jennifer Wilson

Health & Wellness

Encourages all to live the connection between faith and wellness, connecting mind, body and spirit in ministry to oneself and others; incorporates the Christian traditions of healing in contemplative monthly healing circles along with Advent and Lenten services, informs about emerging strides in health sciences, and ministers to families and members across their entire life span through fellowship, service and visiting.

  • Pam Budner
  • Stephen Haggett
  • Kristen Herlihy
  • John Keeley
  • Leigh Kelliher
  • Branda Wilhoite
  • Kathleen Zagata, Ex-Officio

Mission and Outreach
Identifies opportunities for members of the church to serve the world, community and church through hands-on service, collections, and information and advocacy events; oversees the church’s mission giving; focuses on alleviating hunger, combating homelessness, and helping women, teens, and children at risk.

  • Will Burhans, Ministry Team Liaison
  • Laura Bailey
  • Patricia Brady Kuchma
  • Julia Daggett
  • Leonore Eforo
  • Sarah Girotti
  • Betsy Goodell-Co-Chair
  • Lauren Seibold
  • Janet Vaughn, Co-Chair


Outdoor Church

  • Lisa Loughlin, Coordinator

Dwelling Place

  • Lisa Loughlin, Co-Coordinator
  • Cindy Mahoney, Co-Coordinator
  • Louise Ritenhouse, Co-Coordinator

Music and Worship Arts

Supports the ministry team in exploring and experimenting with new and/or various forms of worship within the context of our traditions, and provides choral and instrumental music.


Jane Ring Frank, Minister of Music & Worship Arts

  • Jessica Brand
  • Jody Collins-Skinner
  • Suzy Kahl
  • Pamela McPherson
  • Susan K. Navien
  • Elizabeth Sayre
  • Penny Sparrow
  • Marcie Troisi
  • Cindy Wankowicz
  • Carol Weir
  • Linda Alexander
  • Rebecca Beltz
  • Mern Ebinger
  • Kellee Fiske
  • Nancy Kneiss
  • Karen Lauterwasser
  • Jean Moses
  • Elizabeth Page
  • Lynne Rahmeier
  • Alex Rohall
  • Connie Rosenberger
  • Lucy Sanders
  • Susan Sawyer
  • Peggy Wargelin
  • John Fiske
  • Bruce Lauterwasser
  • Peter Owens
  • Peter Rosenberger
  • Robert Skinner
  • Bruce Alexander
  • Stephen Cole
  • Fred Greene
  • Frank Hayden
  • William McCarter
  • Andy McKinley
  • Cam McPherson
  • Tony McPherson
  • Walter Ogier
  • Jerry Mechling
  • Paul Rahmeier
  • Jerry Vaughan
Carilloneers (Bell Choir):

Jeffrey Mead, Director

  • Bruce Alexander
  • Kate Alexander
  • Asako Burr
  • Bruce Lauterwasser
  • Gregory Lauterwasser
  • Karen Lauterwasser
  • Margaret McIndoe
  • Jacinda McMeel
  • Cam McPherson
  • Tony McPherson
  • Becky Miranda
  • Natalie Roche
  • Steven Rohall
  • Cindy Wankowicz


Oversees all matters of personnel policy working to provide a fair, equitable and nurturing environment where all ministers and employees can develop to their full potential.

  • Carole Cooke-Chair
  • Andy Gallop
  • Dina Pradel
  • Jennie Ryan
  • Penny Sparrow
  • Jerry Vaughn

Living Ministries

We have many Living Ministries; a few of them are included below.

 Coffee Hour

  • Robin Delurey, Coordinator


Works to connect with the community through a variety of communications media including our website, print newspapers, Facebook, Instagram, flyers, and front lawn banners; Communicates with the congregation through weekly emails, the lobby monitor and the seasonal newsletter, The Spire.

  • Will Burhans
  • Nancy Kneiss
  • Marsha Lamson
  • Sarah Marino
  • Jane Ring Frank
  • Liz Sayre
  • Kathleen Zagata

Ripley Programming Group

  • Will Burhans
  • Teresa Cader
  • Jane Ring Frank
  • Marsha Lamson
  • Laurie Roby
  • Rob Skinner
  • Christine Tresselt
  • Cindy Wankowicz

Environmental Ministry

Summoning the church to be courageous in the face of global warming’s existential threat to current and future generations, the mission of Environmental Ministry is to equip and join with God’s people in boldly witnessing to this injustice, while taking decisive action as people of faith. We are called: to address the devastating impact of unrestrained economic growth, the denial of scientific research and evidence, the centuries-old devaluation of our natural world (other than humans) and the dismissal of the most vulnerable to climatic changes – including indigenous peoples, people of color and the poor. Collectively and as moral agents, we will work with the Town of Winchester in becoming carbon neutral and promoting environmental stewardship – within our building, the places we live and the world beyond.

A declaration in response to FCC’s Strategic Vision, presented at the May 2019 Annual Meeting

  • Bruce Alexander
  • Linda Alexander
  • Robin Delurey
  • Barry McArdle
  • Jessica McArdle
  • Chris Noble
  • Kathleen Zagata

Habitat for Humanity

  • Andrew Beltz
  • Doug Taylor

Men’s Group: Wednesday AM Coffee

  • Paul Rahmeier
  • Peter Rosenberger

Men’s Group: Sunday Evening Monthly

  • Chris Noble

Reno Garden

Tends to the Reno Garden plants and garden features such as the labyrinth, remembrance walk, benches and fountain; maintains placement records, fund raises for garden maintenance and manages the garden restricted spending fund.

  • Pam Budner, Chair
  • Elizabeth Cooper
  • Robin Delurey
  • Maryann McCall-Taylor

Ruth Group

Open to all women of the church and community, we meet in someone’s home to discuss a recent book. New participants are always welcome and all are welcome whether or not they have read the book!

  • Maryann McCall-Taylor, Co-Coordinator
  • Kaye Nash, Co-Coordinator