2019-2020 Board Members
(L-R) Jeff Reed - Vice President, Crystal DeVetter - Member at Large, Bev Gudex - Treasurer, John Morris - Secretary, Marge Whitinger - President, Tom Schuppe - Member at Large, Paul Arneson - Member at Large

Leadership & Staff

Open Circle is a small dynamic Fellowship, served by a half time consulting minister this year and led by four-person Board, along with three Members-at-Large. A number of active committees and small groups are central to the life of the Fellowship.

Part-time Minister

  • Rev. Jim Coakley


  • Caring Circles: Ann Teal
  • Common Grounds Committee: TBD
  • Decorating (Decor): Bev Gudex
  • Earth Justice Now: Diana Beck
  • Facilities: John McDowell
  • Hospitality: Jane Dennis
  • Membership: Tracy McDermott
  • Ministerial Leadership: Jeffrey Reed
  • Nominating: Jane Dennis, Bev Gudex, Karen Lindberg-Schuppe
  • Religious Education: Steve Cornelius
  • Service Planning: Sylvia Reed
  • Social Justice: Paisley Harris
  • Stewardship: Tom Schuppe


  • Book/Video Club: Diana Beck
  • Chalice Circles: Sylvia Reed
  • Earth Spirit: Paisley Harris, Josh Moss
  • Men's Group: John McDowell
  • Women of Wisdom Coffee Group (WOW): Mary Arrigoni


  • Office Assistant: Mary Lavrenz, assists the Board in maintaining church records and performing tasks necessary to the administration of the Fellowship.
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