Elected Leaders

Pasadena's committees provide direct leadership over various areas of the church’s operations.

Who and what are the Church committees?

Elected leaders fulfill vital governance roles for Pasadena Community Church (Church). These committees are composed of a diverse group of Christ-followers from all campuses who seek to foster a vibrant, healthy, ethical and sustainable church that strives toward its purpose of “building a Christian community where non-religious and nominally religious people are becoming deeply committed Christians.” Below are the committee structure and key objectives. To learn more, reach out to office@pccumc.org.

Church Council

Serves as the chief governing body and the executive agency of the church between annual Church Conference meetings

  • Establishes vision, sets the direction and initiates strategy planning for church’s mission and ministries
  • Provides for policy approval and oversight of the church’s administration
  • Ensures congregational development leads to the fulfillment of the church’s purpose
  • The Council is comprised of elected lay leaders, committee chairs, campus representatives, and staff.

Staff Parish Relations Committee

Serves as the liaison between the congregation and its employees and clergy

  • Oversees the church’s compensation, employment, and benefit practices
  • Evaluates and recommends clergy candidates from our congregation
  • Connects with existing staff to understand employee satisfaction
  • Makes recommendations to the Annual Conference regarding the appointment of pastors to the Church

Board of Trustees

Oversees the church’s real, personal, and intellectual property

  • Establishes policies and practices regarding receipt, management, and disposal of church property
  • Reviews plan for strategic building investments, e.g., roofing, asphalt, HVAC, audio/visual equipment, IT equipment
  • Oversees land acquisition and construction planning for current and future sites
  • Reviews the Church’s plans for insurance, continuity, and protection

Finance Committee

Planning, administration, and oversight of fiscal policy

  • Oversees budget and financial health of the church
  • Reviews and approves the annual financial audit
  • Develops plans to fund future building improvements, campus growth, and other needed investments

Endowment Committee (Foundation Trust)

Cultivates planned gifts to ensure the church’s future

  • Encourages legacy gift contributions that support the ministry of the Church
  • Fosters donor relationship development
  • Receives, invests, and distributes the Foundation’s assets for the benefit of the church’s mission


2021 to 2023 Elected Leaders

Church Council Members

Gary Butler, Chair; Scott Russell, Vice Chair; Laura Turner, Secretary; Terry Buchert, Chancellor Lisa Ross and Bill Smickle, Co-Lay Leaders; Sally Jones, Burt Joyce, Lay Delegates Chairpersons: Finance, Staff-Parish, Trustees, Vision Team, Preschool

Staff: Directors, Finance & Office Managers, Pastors (Non-Voting)

Hal FeiningerGerri ColesAl Johnson
Joy FeiningerFerdie DeVegaCris Jones
Cori JergerMike HitchensTom Kaltenbaugh
Rita JoyceDave McConnellBeth Sudduth
Linda WilsonJacci WhiteKevin Weston
Karen Workman

Meeting Time: 1st Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. of even months (Feb., April, June, Aug., Oct., Dec.) in C. Room A/B.

Committee on Staff-Parish Relations Members

Beth Fernandez, Chair; Donna Witts, Vice Chair; Bill Smickle, Co-Lay Leader




Beth Fernandez

Richard Ashmead

Andrea Long

Scott Russell

Linda Borgia

Jan Shendock

Donna Witts

Ryan Bresler

Meeting Time: 4th Tuesday of every month at 6:00 p.m in C. Room B.

Board of Trustees Members

Ted Jerger, Chair; Bill Smickle, Co-Lay Leader;




John Davenport

Vance Eaddy

Linda Ellis

Ted Jerger

Teresa Livingston

KC Jones

George Lewis

Thom Whitmill

Richard Price

Meeting Time: 2nd Tuesday of every month at 6:00 p.m. in C. Room A.

Committee on Finance Members

Tim Hobbs, Chair; ???, Vice Chair & Treasurer; Bill Smickle, Co-Lay Leader

Beth Fernandez, SPRC Rep.; Ted Jerger, Trustees Rep.; Robb Bauman, Foundation Trust Rep.




Christopher Tompson

Judy Degginger

Kelly Hermes

Russ Barlow

Tim Hobbs

Meeting Time: 3rd Tuesday of every month at 6:00 p.m in C. Room B.

Committee on Endowment (Foundation Trust) Members

Robb Bauman, Chair;





Robb Bauman

Thom Whitmill

Ron Braun

Jody Eaton



Bill Rahter


Meeting Time: Called As Needed

Committee on Lay Leadership Members

Rev. Corey Jones, Chair; Lisa Ross and Bill Smickle, Co-Lay Leaders




KC Jones

Greg Quinn

Ron Braun

Rose Oeschger

Rev. Sidney Tompkins

Hazel Creveling

Cindy Oates

Meeting Time: Called As Needed

Committee on Inclusiveness Members

Al Tompkins, Chair; Lisa Ross, Co-Lay Leader; Donna Witts, SPRC Rep.; Allan Ross, Mission Rep.




Suzy Dross

Carybeth Hobbs

Joe Borgia

Mel Freeman

Hazel Creveling

William Jones

Marsha Scholle

Brooks Wilson

Al Tompkins

Joan Bristol



Meeting Time: 2nd Tuesday at 6:00 p.m.

Preschool Advisory Council Members

Christie Russell, Chair; Mike Hichens, Vice Chair; Bill Smickle, Co-Lay Leader

Kelly Hermes, Finance Rep.; Linda Borgia, SPRC Rep.; ???, Trustee Rep.;

Gino Cote, Director; Rev. Nicole Logan, Associate Pastor; Angie Hadley, Director of Childrens Ministries




Christie Russell, Chair

Christie Russell

Mike Hitchens

Chelsea Cellamare

Justin Vermillion, P

Kelly Hermes, Finance


Kristin Vermillion, P

Allison, Non-PCC


Linda Borgia, SPRC

Cheryl, Non-PCC

Meeting Time: 1st Monday of every month at 6:00 p.m.

Vision Team Members

Scott Russell, Chair; ???, Vice Chair; Lisa Ross, Co-Lay Leader




Jessica Collins

Tony Hadley

Juan Flores

Martie Fagan

Scott Russell

Robin Hinaman

John Gay

Tina Wood

Lauryn Taylor

Peggy Gay


Al Tompkins

Meeting Time: Called As Needed

Executive Council Members

Church Council Officers: Chair, Vice Chair, Co-Lay Leaders Chairpersons: Finance, Staff-Parish, Trustees, Vision Team, Preschool Pastors: Senior Pastor, Associate Pastor, Finance & Office Managers




Gary Butler – CC

Scott Russell – VT

Tim Hobbs – Finance

Beth Fernandez – SPR


Ted Jerger – BOT

Christie Russell – PAC


Lisa Ross – Co-LL

Bill Smickle – Co-LL


Al Tompkins – Inclusive