Staff

Pastor

Pam ShortridgeThe Rev. Pam Shortridge has been our pastor since 1991.  An engaging speaker, Pam is adept at digging into the Bible and discussing the latest scholarly research on difficult texts.

She actively supports the congregation when we confront social problems.  She says 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 is an admired instructor of seminary students at Berkeley’s Pacific School of Religion.  Currently she leads 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.

 

Music Director

Esther ArcherEsther Archer, our Music Director, is a fine pianist, cellist, and organist with extensive experience as a choir director and vocal coach.  She graduated with Music Honors from the University of California at Berkeley and earned her Master of Music degree at the University of Michigan in piano accompaniment and chamber music in 1997.

 

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.