Leslie Rousseau, Senior Warden, Term Ends 2017
Leslie first attended ECA in the fall of 1997. She started teaching Sunday School not too long thereafter, conducted Kids’ Breakout for several years, and has participated in Montgomery Meals and Good Sams. Leslie grew up Episcopalian, but didn’t really develop a close relationship with God until dealing with severe postpartum depression after her youngest daughter Juliette was born. Leslie has been married to Ken for 34 years and has three lovely daughters (Jacqueline 23, Monique 21, and Juliette 13). She worked as a chemical engineer for many years, stopped working to focus on family, and is now changing careers to become a nurse. Leslie loves to garden, ski, volunteer (among other things, she’s a Girl Scout leader—cookies, anyone?), and learn new things. Family is very important to her.
Bryan Bond, Junior Warden, Term Ends 2017
Bryan Bond recently finished a term as JV President and is eager to continue his service to ECA. Bryan and his wife Inge have been at ECA for many years, raising their three sons Brad, Marcus, and Will here. Bryan works for Siemens and was instrumental in installing a new phone system at the church.
Dan Hudkins, Worship and Adult Education, Term Ends 2018
Dan grew up a Presbyterian in Meyersville, NJ, but was a chorister in an Episcopal school choir while in high school. He moved to Vermont in 1969. After seven years in Vermont, he moved to Maine for about twenty years and New Hampshire for seven more.
He moved to California in 2003 with his wife Susan Bass and their daughters Katherin and Grace when he took a job at The Harker School where he now serves as Director of Learning, Innovation and Design and Director of Information Technology Service and Support. Katherin graduated from Smith College in 2010 and now lives and works in Boston. Grace graduated from Mt. Holyoke in 2013 and now lives and works in Songdo, South Korea.
Dan has served in a variety of roles at St. Ann’s, North Windham, ME and St. Andrew’s, New London, NH. After attending St. Timothy’s in Mountain View and St. Stephen’s In-the-Field in San Jose, he has attended ECA occasionally since 2011 and regularly since May of 2013.
In his spare time, Dan likes to read, knit, go camping and ride and restore old motorcycles. He is always happy to talk about his family and the Boston Red Sox.
Elizabeth Guichard, Stewardship, Term Ends 2017
Elizabeth grew up in the Midwest (Minnesota and Ohio). In 1981, after a short stint as a high school teacher in Ohio, she moved to California, joining the corporate business world, where she worked for 20 years at two different financial institutions. For the last 10 years, she has worked at the Santa Clara Valley Water District as a Sr. Management Analyst in the Facilities Department. Elizabeth met Alain in 1997 and they married in 2001. Through Alain, she has four stepchildren and five grandchildren, three in France and two in San Jose. Since joining ECA a year ago, Alain and Elizabeth have become coffee hosts, and Elizabeth has joined the book club, be- come a counter, and served for Montgomery Meals. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family, travel, reading, shopping, and going to the gym.
Mike Schmidt, Pastoral Care Coordinator, Term Ends 2017
Mike grew up in Santa Clara before attending Humboldt State University in Arcata, California. He there met his wife of over 46 years, Marianne. They raised their four children in Arcata while teaching in the public schools. They settled in Almaden after teaching in an international school in Cairo, Egypt for a few years. Mike and Marianne began attending ECA about 6 years ago, attracted by the friendliness and openness of the Episcopal Church and ECA in particular. Now in their retirement, they enjoy travel, hiking, kayaking, birding, camping, golf, and getting together with family and friends.
William Bond, Term Ends 2017
Will is a student at West Valley College, where he is a huge fan of sciences and technology. He has been going to ECA his entire life—he was baptized here and has been a very active member for many years. His involvement began during fifth grade when he became an acolyte. Then he joined the youth group, and in eighth grade, when his brother graduated from high school, he became the Acolyte Master. During the next few years, he will be preparing to transfer to UC or CSU to get a degree in mechanical/computer engineering. He is looking forward to serving this church even more and helping to grow it and himself.