In May 2019 Ted Brelsford joined with us as Transitional Pastor. He and his wife, Leslie, live in the church parsonage. Ted is a graduate of Slippery Rock State University (BA), Princeton Theological Seminary (MDiv), and Emory University (PhD). Prior to coming to Boston, Ted and Leslie were on a seven-month sabbatical at Green Bough House of Prayer in Scott, GA. Before that Ted was pastor of a church in Orchard Park, NY from 2008 to 2018. From 1999 to 2008 he was on faculty at Candler School of Theology, Emory University in Atlanta, where he continues to teach occasional online or short on-campus courses in the areas of Religious Education and Practical Theology. Leslie is also a graduate of Slippery Rock State University. She teaches at the Montessori School in East Aurora. Ted has two adult daughters and two grandchildren in Georgia. Leslie's adult son and daughter live in Western NY.
Church Board & Lay Leaders
The church board is the executive body of the congregation. As a part of the United Church of Christ, Faith Church has a “congregational polity.” In other words, the church receives advice, support, and assistance from the United Church of Christ, but the ultimate authority in all cases is the congregation itself as a voting body. The congregation elects members to the Church Board to attend to the ongoing business of the church. The board consists of five deacons, responsible for the spiritual life of the congregation, five trustees, who oversee fiscal matters, and the pastor.
Pegge Cook, President & Trustee
Priscilla Granville, Vice-President & Trustee
Carol Ottaway, Secretary & Deacon
Cathy Kobel, Treasurer & Trustee
Karen Winter, Financial Secretary & Trustee
Tim Plewik, Deacon Chairperson
Bruce Lounsbury, Trustee Chairperson
Sharon Forney, Christian Ed. Chairperson & Deacon
Kevin Biddle, Deacon
Bob Bishop, Deacon