Staff

Interim Pastor

The Community Church is in the process of calling an Interim Pastor.  We expect to welcome him/her on Sunday, September 14, 2014.

Retired Pastor

Pam ShortridgeThe Rev. Pam Shortridge was our pastor from 1991 until June, 2014.  An engaging speaker, Pam was adept at digging into the Bible and discussing the latest scholarly research on difficult texts.

She actively supported the congregation when we confronted social problems.  She always said the best thing about the Community Church is our willingness to take risks, our love of laughter, and our sincere desire to engage people with a wide range of ideas and experiences.

In addition to her pastoral duties, she was an admired instructor of seminary students at Berkeley’s Pacific School of Religion.  She also lead a weekly discussion group on Progressive Christianity in Tumultuous Times for seniors who reside at The Redwoods in Mill Valley.

Pam is a graduate of the University of Colorado and Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley.

 

 

Business Manager

Barbara Strader Sitkin has been with the Community Church for over 20 years.  A skillful administrator, she keeps the church office running smoothly, making sure the accounts are balanced, processing payables and receivables, and producing the financial reports. She also handles all rental inquiries and contracts for the church.  As Executive Editor for Of Good Report, she produces our newsletter twice monthly, sending it out by email and producing a printed version for distribution at church.  If a wedding is booked at the church, Barbara, as our On-Site Coordinator at both the rehearsal and on the day of the ceremony, will facilitate your plans and assist with those small details to make sure that the day goes smoothly.  A Marin Master Gardener volunteer in her spare time, Barbara co-created our memorial courtyard garden.

 

Facility Operations Manager

Since he was hired in 2005, Aaron Young has proved to be indispensable to the Community Church.  His skills go far beyond maintaining the building and grounds and keeping all systems—electrical, audio/visual, plumbing, etc.—functioning properly.  He is a fine carpenter and furniture builder who has remodeled spaces, built new pews, and created cabinets and tables that are functional and beautiful.   In 2006, Aaron took his skills to New Orleans on behalf of our church to help rebuild houses damaged by Hurricane Katrina.