Meet Our Staff


The Board of Deacons seeks to minister to those who are in need, to the sick, to the friendless, and to anyone who may be in distress.

2022 Co-Moderators: Daniel Forslund & Sara Matthews


The Session is responsible for the mission and government of the church. Duties include receiving new members, establishing the budget, supervising the board of Deacons, providing for management of church property, and providing for the growth of church members through care, programming and mission opportunities. Session members also serve on the various committees of the church.


Buildings & Grounds 

oversees general maintenance and repair of our church facility and property. New construction, major projects, and special functions (e.g. Security, Heritage, HVAC) are overseen and directed by sub-committees under B&G.

2022 Chair: Connie Henry

Christian Education

and its sub-committees plan, develop, and implement programs for all segments of the congregation, to enable members of all ages to grow in their personal faith and in their understanding of the word of God.

2022 Chair: Claudia Holtzman

Communications & Technology

strengthens and expands the communications of Derry Church to the congregation and the communities we serve.

2022 Chair: Ryan Bartz

Derry Discovery Days Preschool 

is a mission outreach program of Derry Church. It operates on the traditional school year and serves children ages one-five. A part-day enrichment program, it helps children gain positive social, emotional, intellectual and physical experiences in a safe and nurturing Christ-centered environment.

2022 Co-Chairs: Heidi Keene & Becca Farbaniec

Membership & Involvement

encourages the gift of hospitality to welcome newcomers and to help all members find a home at Derry.

2022 Chair: Jessica Delo

Mission & Peace

leads the mission activities of the church. The committee communicates the key mission values to the congregation and shares the ways we live out those values through our mission partners.

2022 Chair: Pete Feil


provides support and oversight of all staff and all administrative activities, and develops and implements personnel policies.

2022 Chair: Gregg Robertson

Stewardship & Finance

oversees the annual stewardship campaign and special appeals (such as a building campaign), monitors the finances of the church and manages Derry’s financial resources.

2022 Co-Chairs: Tracey Kinney and Duncan Campbell

Worship & Spiritual Life

supports the worship services at Derry Church, its programs of vocal and instrumental music, and the spiritual growth of the congregation.

2022 Chair: Greg Harris

Long-Range Planning

develops and monitors the church’s long-range plan (Vision and Mission of Derry Presbyterian Church), reviews the routine tasks of the Session committees, assists, when requested, in the development of committee objectives, and continually looks for ways to develop lay leadership.

2022 Chair: Laura Williams


helps to promote and interpret the rich history of Derry Church as it prepares for its 300th anniversary in 2024.

2022 Chair: Pam Whitenack