The Congregation of Webster Congregational Christian Church/UCC has called Jim Sterner to serve as their spiritual leader and teacher. Jim is currently a resident in New York City and graduated from the University of Michigan and Union Theological Seminary in NYC. He brings a wide range of Pastoral skills from his positions at the West End Collegiate Church and Broadway UCC, also in NYC. His certification as a Biblical Storyteller will enrich our pulpit and the childrens' Christian Education at Webster. Pending his Ordination, Jim will be installed as our Pastor on a date TBA. He officially joins us on February 4, 2018
Leadership at Webster UCC
Moderator - Ann Helton Serves as Moderator of Webster Church and in that capacity she acts as the chief executive of the Church and presides at all meetings of the Congregation and the Board. Ann, and her husband Art, are active in stewardship and fund-raising efforts, also, she is currently President of the CASA (Court-appointed Special Advocate) Board for the Circuit Court and is Past-President of the Harford Land Trust. Ann and Art have a small farm where they raise sheep and enjoy their five children and six grandchildren.
Music Director - Originally from Baltimore County, Gwen has been a member of Webster Church for more than 30 years. In that time she has enjoyed singing with the choir and periodically acting as Choir Director and Music Director, the position she holds today. She is a retired Special Educator who worked at Havre de Grace Elementary School for nearly 20 years, and the owner of Gifts by Gwen, a craft company specializing in needlework of all kinds.
Clerk - Doris Lyttle is a retired teacher who likes to read, spend time with her grandchildren,family and friends, research genealogy, and travel with her husband. An active member of Webster Church in many different roles, and a person with a positive and caring attitude.
Treasurer - Graham Silsby has been a member of Webster United Church of Christ sincecoming to the area in 1967. he has served in most positions at Webster Church as needed, and is currently also on the Board of Trustees. Mr. Silsby has a Bachelor Degrees in Mechanical and Civil Engineering and is retired from the Army Research Laboratory at Aberdeen Proving Ground where he worked as a Research Mechanical Engineer for most of his career.
Directors of Christian Education - Heidi Pensell and Elizabeth Zader co-chair the Christian Education Ministry. They select the curriculum for our young people, often participate in the Children’s' sermon during services and help children fully engage in the life and rites of the Church. They also organize nursery services for parents who want to enjoy Sunday service in the sanctuary. And fun events for the children are always on their agenda.