Church Staff

JenniferJennifer Brownell is our Pastor.  Jennifer has been the pastor at Hillsdale Community Church UCC, Portland for the past eight years.  She and her husband Jeff have a 13 year old son, Elijah.She also writes a monthly devotional that is published on the UCC website, http://www.ucc.org/devotionals_by_Jennifer_brownell that I encourage everyone to read.
Kathy Wooley, SecretaryKathy Woolley is the cheerful voice you’ll hear answering the telephone. Kathy has served as the office Secretary/Administrator since 1999. She serves as editor of our twice monthly newsletter The Link. Call or write if you would like to be added to The Link mailing list. Kathy also has a passion for the performing arts and has appeared in a number of community stage musicals.
Kristina Martin is our CE/Youth Coordinator. Kristina has her MA in teaching and taught for nine years in the public school IB program. In 2005, after taking part in the “One Table Many Voices March” on DC, she realized she was being “called” to teach in the church. Kristina’s favorite part of teaching is being present while someone ponders a new or difficult idea. She looks forward to seeing the Bible inspire all of the learners at First Congregational UCC.
BriannaBrianna Brown is one of our nursery attendants. She will be graduating this spring from Skyview high school. After graduation, Brianna plans on attending college locally and pursuing a degree in nursing. She has also taken child development classes prior to working here. Her favorite part about working as a nursery attendant is spending time with the kids.
HayleyHayley is one of the nursery attendants at 1st congregational vancouver UCC. She is currently a senior at Skyview High School and has a lot of experience working and volunteering with children. She loves helping and teaching the children in the nursery.
EstherEsther Gershun is the substitute nursery attendant at 1st Congregation UCC Vancouver. Esther is a currently a senior at Skyview HIgh School. She extremely enjoys volunteering, and working with others, and enjoys seeing all the kids that come to the nursery.
Sterling Roberts, OrganistSterling Roberts directs the First Congregational Church Chancel Choir. The twenty-five voice choral ensemble fills the sanctuary with its beautiful music each Sunday morning. If you love to sing, the choir would love to have you sing with them and make a joyful noise to the Lord. New basses and tenors are particularly appreciated.
Dr. Christopher Schindler, OrganistDr. Christopher Schindler is the organist/pianist extraordinaire of First Congregational UCC. We are blessed by Christopher’s virtuosity which adds a rich texture to any Sunday morning service. Christopher’s music can also be heard in a variety of concert venues.