Park Ridge Community Church is organized in a tradition of self-government as is the Congregational Church custom. We are affiliated with the United Church of Christ, but our community works autonomously to determine our worship practices, overall mission and outreach. As a congregation we establish the church budget, hire staff, and conduct the church's ongoing business. 

Our church provides its members the privilege and duty of exercising their special talents which God has given them in service and fellowship opportunities. The following committees and groups provide for the overall care, management, direction, and deliver of services to the congregation. 

Executive Committee

The Executive Committee is comprised of the Chair, Vice Chair, Clerk, Treasurer, Chair of the Trustees, and the Chair of Staff Parish Relations. The Executive Committee offers executive assistance to the Board of Directors in the conduct of the detailed affairs of the church and is charged with overseeing day-to-day operations of the church.


Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is composed of the Church Officers, and specific Chairs or representatives of committees within the church. The Board meets regularly to strategize and build the future vision for PRCC. 


Teams of ushers, comprised of 5-6 people, serve for one month on a rotating basis. Ushers are responsible for doors, lights, altar candles, recording worship services, and more importantly, greeting and directing congregants and assisting newcomers, collecting prayer cards and Sunday tithes, among other duties. 

Christian Outreach

Christian Outreach Committee identifies, promotes and  coordinates service activities for the congregation. This committee consists of PRCC members who are dedicated to reaching out in faith and joining in loving service with others. This committee promotes direct personal involvement of church members in mission projects and service projects.


The Finance Committee is responsible for the care and administration of the congregation’s finances. The Finance Committee meets monthly.​


The purpose of the Welcome/Membership Committee is to help visitors and guests to our Church feel welcome and to make sure the needs of current members are being met. The Welcome/Membership Committee meets monthly.


A small group of adult members of the congregation oversee and support the activities of the middle and high school youth group. 


The trustees are responsible for the care and upkeep of the church building and other properties of the church. The Trustees meet monthly.


The Fellowship Committee plans and hosts various social events specifically for families or the entire congregation throughout the year. Events may range in scope and variety, such as Consecration Sunday Brunch, an Advent Potluck Dinner, and Easter Sunday Breakfast. 

Arts and Decor

The Arts and Decor Team recommends and oversees improvements to the interior decor of the church, such as furniture and paint color selection.

Officers, Committee Chairs, Members of the Board & Executive Committees


Board of Directors

Chair of the Congregation: Dan Smith

Vice Chair of the Congregation:

Colleen Moriarty


Anita Rifkind


Justin McCarty

Chair of Board of Trustees:

Chris Chandler

Chairs of Welcome/Membership:

Susie Hollingsworth & Kate Joyce

Chair of Faith Development:

Sue Laurie

Chairs of Fellowship:

Mark Holihan & Mary Biardo

Chairs of Staff Parish Relations:

Luan Zoellner & Therese Wehman

Chair of Worship Committee:

Rachel Lapp

Chair of Christian Outreach:

Jamie Knoblauch

At Large Board of Director:

Keith Reboletti

At Large Board of Director:

Liz Swanson

Chair Persons:

Board of Directors:

Dan Smith

Executive Committee:

Dan Smith


Colleen Moriarty

Arts and Decor:

Marylynn Collentine

Children's Ministry:

Jason Hinton

Creation Care:

Jenny Sanderson & Mike Laginess


Siri Nelson & Colleen Moriarty

Senior Contact:

Penny Chlebicki & Julie Bruno

Social Justice:

Rick Graham & Katie Reboletti

Stephen Ministry:

Anita Rifkind, Liz Swanson, Jan Steiner, Laura Sissman, Sarah McCarty, & Ginny Feurer


Tim Lapp

Andrea Goodwin

Additional Positions

Contingency Fund Manager:

Adam Thompson

Endowment Fund Manager:

Scott Hollingsworth
Capital Replacement Fund:

Eugene Jarvis
Memorial Gifts:

Sandy Bowen & Kathy Erlandson

President of the Choir:

Bill Scharringhausen


Sarah Chacko

Receipts Treasurer:

Laura Lapp

Altar Guild

Ann Swindell, Siri Nelson, & Gretchen Kapolnek

Standing Committees

Nominating Committee:

Tim Lapp, Chair

Rev. Carol Hill, Kyrie Nelson, Mark Holihan, Grace Curtis, Jennifer Wang, Dave Swanson, Sue Douglass, Fred Siebert, Sara Born

Pastoral Review Committee:

Dan Smith, Naomi Siebert, Colleen Moriarty

Church Use Committee:

Rev. Carol Hill, Dan Smith, Colleen Moriarty, Chris Chandler, Sue Douglass