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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

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.

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, Inclusiveness, Staff-Parish, Trustees, Vision Team, Preschool | Staff: Directors, Finance & Office Managers, Pastors (Non-Voting)





 Gerri Coles

 Al Johnson

V Brunson

 Ferdie DeVega

 Cris Jones

Vicki Hale

 Dave McConnell

 Tom Kaltenbaugh

Bill Rahter

 Jacci White

 Beth Sudduth

Kathy Wilson


 Kevin Weston



 Karen Workman


Meeting Time: 1st Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. of even months (Feb., April, June, Aug., Oct., Dec.) in Hamilton Auditorium

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


Board of Trustees Members

Ted Jerger - Chair | Bill Smickle - Co-Lay Leader




Vance Eaddy

John Davenport

Paul Gifford

Teresa Livingston

KC Jones

Richard Hoskins

Thom Whitmill

Richard Price

Julie Plata

Meeting Time: 2nd Tuesday of every month at 6:00 p.m. in LEC Conference Room A/B.

This committee was established by the Board of Trustees with the purpose of providing a continuing assessment of the future needs of Pasadena Community Church to ensure the Church’s future.
The Committee will work alongside a consultant to develop a strategic plan and make recommendations to ensure Pasadena Community Church is around for another 100 years.

Long-Range Planning Committee Members

Gary Butler and KC Jones - Co-Chairs



V Brunson, Member of Church Council

Angie Hadley, Dir. of Children Ministries

Gary Butler, Chair of Church Council

Rev. Corey Jones, Senior Pastor

Jody Eaton, Member of Foundation Trust

Gary Logan, Dir. of Facilities

Paul Gifford, Member of Board of Trustees

Rev. Nicole Logan, Associate Pastor

Tim Hobbs, Chair of Finance Committee

Jackie Taylor, Exec. Dir. Finances and HR

KC Jones, Chair of Board of Trustees

Laura Turner, Exec. Dir. of Office and Communications

Bill Rahter, Member of Church Council and Foundation Trust


Lisa Ross, Co-Lay Leader


Scott Russell, Vice Chair of Church Council, Chair of Vision Team


Bill Smickle, Co-Lay Leader


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


Committee on Staff-Parish Relations Members

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




Richard Ashmead

Ryan Bresler

Jon Kiggans

Linda Borgia

Andrea Long

Roger Plata

Donna Witts

Jan Shendock

Dan Younkman

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

Committee on Finance

Tim Hobbs - Chair |  Bill Smickle - Co-Lay Leader

Donna Witts - SPRC Rep.  | KC Jones - Trustees Rep. |  Ron Braun - Foundation Trust Rep.




Judy Degginger

Kelly Hermes

Dan Crow

Russ Barlow

Tim Hobbs

Christopher Thompson



Tony Witts

Meeting Time: 3rd Tuesday of every month at 6:00 p.m in LEC Conference Room A/B.

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

Ron Braun - Chair






Ron Braun

Thom Whitmill

Bill Rahter

Jody Eaton

Sloan Losch

Meeting Time: Called As Needed



Committee on Lay Nominations and Leadership Members

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




Greg Quinn

Ron Braun

John Cole

Rev. Sidney Tompkins

Hazel Creveling

Rose Oeschger


Cindy Oates

Bea Rahter

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.




Joan Bristol

Hazel Creveling

Joe Borgia

Suzy Dross

Carybeth Hobbs

Ferdie DeVega


Brooks Wilson

William Jones



Al Tompkins

Meeting Time: 2nd Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. in LEC Classroom 1A/1B



Preschool Advisory Council Members

Mike Hichens - Chair  | ??? - 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 Children’s Ministries



Christie Russell

Mike Hitchens

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



Tony Hadley

Juan Flores

Scott Russell

Robin Hinaman

Tina Wood

Lauryn Taylor



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, Executive Directors




Gary Butler - CC

Mike Hitchens - PAC

Al Tompkins - Inclusive

Scott Russell - VT

Tim Hobbs - Finance


Bill Smickle - CO-LL

KC Jones - BOT


Donna Witts - SPRC

Lisa Ross - CO-LL


Meeting Time: 1st Tuesday of odd months (Jan., Mar., May, July, Sept., Nov.)