Conference Council

The Conference Council serves as the Annual Gathering ad interim (between meetings of the Annual Gathering) and is responsible for the governance and policy of the Northern California Nevada Conference. It is composed of the Conference Officers, representatives from each Association, and at-large members (including youth/young adult members). The Conference Minister is an ex officio member of the Council with voice but no vote. From within itself it annually elects a President and Vice President.

2023-2024 Conference Council Roster

Rev. Eileen AltmanSanta Clara Association; Council Vice PresidentClass of 2026 (First Congregational; Palo Alto)
Teipo BrownBay AssociationClass of 2026 (First Samoan; Oakland/Alameda)
Barbara CollianderSequoia AssociationClass of 2025 (Grace Community; North Fork)
Rev. Michael DackSacramento Valley AssociationClass of 2027 (Parkside Community UCC; Sacramento)
Rev. Sophia DeWittAt Large, Mountain Valley AssociationClass of 2024 (First Congregational UCC, Alameda)
Eppie EncaboBay AssociationClass of 2024 (Faith Community; Oakland)
Jeannie HobsonConference ModeratorClass of 2024 (First Congregational; Fresno)
Cheryl JonesAt LargeClass of 2026 (Skyline Community; Oakland)
Diana MadoshiSacramento Valley AssociationClass of 2026 (Loomis Basin Congregational; Loommis)
Rev. Bladimer PaesteAt LargeClass of 2027 (Community Congregational, Benicia)
Kailey PriceAt Large, Under Age 30Class of 2025 (Loomis Basin Congregational; Loomis)
Kenny SchoelenSequoia AssociationClass of 2027 (First Congregational; Fresno)
Rev. Moe TamaseseGolden Gate AssociationClass of 2027 (La'au Ole Ola; Daly City)
Rev. Melissa TumanengAt LargeClass of 2025 (Danville Congregational; Danville)
Marc VasquezAt Large, Under Age 30; Council ScribeClass of 2025 (First Filipino American; San Bruno)
Mei WangSanta Clara AssociationClass of 2024 (Congregational Community; Sunnyvale)
April WardAt Large: Council PresidentClass of 2025 (Pilgrim Community; San Francisco)
Rev. Melanie WeinerVice ModeratorClass of 2024 (Skyland Community; Los Gatos)
Rev. Davena JonesBridge Conference MinisterNon-voting (Pilgrim Community UCC; San Francisco)

2023-2024 Meeting Minutes

2022-2023 Meeting Minutes

2021-2022 Meeting Minutes (Note: year is Oct ’21 – Jun ’22 by action of Annual Meeting)