Rev. Diane Dulin, Pastor
Diane has been pastor since 1992. Prior to her arrival in Hillsboro, she served churches in California. She graduated from the Pacific School of Religion and is ordained within the United Church of Christ. Pastor Diane reads widely and often brings current literature and contemporary issues into her sermons. One of our pastor's passions is to undertake long walks and pilgrimages, whether along the Camino de Santiago in Spain, the Nativity Trail in Palestine, the majestic vistas of our national parks, or simply her own neighborhood and countryside.
Lynnette Trabosh, Director of Christian Education and Y2KIDS Youth Leader (6th-8th grade)
Lynnette has served as Director of Christian Education for over ten years. Under her leadership our Sunday School has grown significantly and our ministry with youth has become a vital and essential part of church life. Lynnette works with parents and families to design programs and experiences which allow children to grow in faith and in worship. In her free time she enjoys sharing life with her husband and two young children, and always provides a spark of fun and humor in church gatherings.
Laura Beeler, Senior High Youth Leader (9th-12th grade)
Laura coordinates events and activities for high school age youth twice each month during the school year. The events usually happen on Sunday afternoons, but sometimes take place at other times. Laura brings high energy and lots of love to this work. She makes a special effort to be in the audience or appropriate venue when our high school youth perform in plays, concerts, sports events or other display of their talents.
Leslie Wagner, Director of Music
Leslie coordinates all music programs of the church. She facilitates our effort to use music to support and deepen our services of worship. Along with these responsibilities she serves as Co-Choir Director, sharing this position with Kristine Peterson. Leslie is a trained musician and works patiently to help us become involved in music, whether through our choirs or via special ensemble performances.
Kristine Peterson, Co-Choir Director
Kristine is a retired public school music teacher and shares with Leslie the Directorship of the Covenant Choir. The choir sings three Sundays per month, September – June, and rehearses on Wednesday evenings as well as prior to services. Those who sing under Kristine’s leadership often express gratitude for the beauty of tone and spirit which she elicits. We frequently remark, “It’s amazing how our small choir (15-20 members) provides such outstanding sound!”
Nathaniel Coleman, Organist
Nathaniel is a trained musician with music degrees from Fisk University, University of Colorado and University of Hartford and experience on the faculty of Xavier University of New Orleans. He performs on both piano and organ during Sunday morning worship. Nathaniel’s musical skill spans genres of classical sacred music, gospel hymns, leadership in accompaniment of congregational singing, jazz, and praise music.
Nathaniel’s quiet poise is complemented by a friendly smile and readiness to rehearse with church members who enjoy preparing choral or instrumental ensemble music.
Carolyn Snyder, Bell Choir Director
Carolyn (Coi) has been Celestial Ringers Director for over thirty years. Over those years she has trained many people of all ages in performance of bell choir music. Under her leadership, the bell choir performs in worship approximately once each month, September – June.
Coi’s musicianship and friendly approach turn neophytes into performers. Whether performing from the balcony or the chancel, the Celestial Ringers enhance the worship of our church. Especially on Christmas Eve and Easter morning, it just wouldn’t be the same without the bells.
Children's Music Staff
Becky Luther, Joy Singers (children's chorus)
Ellen Green, Joy Chimes and Praise Ringers (children's chimes and bells)
Both Becky and Ellen are choir members with degrees in music and Ellen is an ordained UCC minister. Each one brings great skill and enthusiasm both to music and to children. Joy Singers, Praise Ringers and Joy Chimes are favorites of the children involved.
Administrative and Custodial Staff
Lorraine Stroup, Secretary
Kevin Bruce, Building Resources Manager
Perry Beeler, Custodian
Lorraine, Kevin and Perry work part time to keep our office open, our buildings well used by members and community groups, and our facilities maintained, repaired and clean. Each one brings a cheerful helpfulness in facilitating the programs, projects, ministries and hospitality of our congregation.