Marianne Schmidt, Senior Warden, Term Ends 2018
Marianne and her husband, Mike, have been members of ECA for five years and appreciate the warmth of the fellowship and the opportunities for spiritual growth. They raised their four children in Humboldt County and settled in San Jose after spending three years working in education in Cairo, Egypt. Marianne recently retired as an elementary principal after thirty-five years in education. She and her husband like to hike, travel, and discuss grand concepts with friends.
Don Hall, Junior Warden, Term Ends 2020
Don Hall, and his wife Sharon, have been attending ECA since 2003. Sharon also attended ECA as a child with her parents Fran and Sandy Sandrock, and was actively involved with the church youth group. Their 3 children, Ryan – 27, Brennan – 24, and Meghan -18, have all served as ECA acolytes and been involved with youth programs. Don and Sharon both support the Montgomery Meals outreach program, with Sharon leading program coordination, and Don assisting as a server. Don has worked for PG&E in a leadership role for the past 35 years. He enjoys cooking for the family, enjoying a glass of wine, and rooting for the Warriors, Giants, and 49ers.
Inge Bond, Communication and Fellowship, Term Ends 2020
Inge and her husband Bryan were married at ECA in 1989 and have raised three sons there. All members of the family have been active in parish roles at different times; Inge’s focus has been primarily on youth. She is currently serving her second stint on vestry and will be assisting the ECA communication and fellowship efforts. In her professional life, Inge is director of institutional research and planning at a community college. Personal pleasures include reading, cooking, and being on the water.
Jerry Ferguson, Children and Youth Ministries Liaison, Term Ends 2018
Jerry Ferguson and his wife, Susie, have been active members at ECA for over 36 years. Both have served on the Vestry more than once and both have been Senior Wardens. Together they have also spearheaded a large number of fellowship activities, pledge campaigns, fund raisers, etc. Jerry is a real estate broker and headed up the extensive remodeling of the Rectory several years ago. In addition to her role as ECA’s Director of Youth and Children’s Ministries, Susie works with Jerry in real estate.
Todd Lukanc, Finance Liaison, Term Ends 2019
Todd and Ellen found ECA as a result of a search to baptize the first of two sons 30 years ago. Their entire family has enjoyed the ECA church family ever since. They have jumped in to help in many ways, and at times get help when they have needed it. They love the fellowship and caring environment of ECA. Todd and Ellen have both enjoyed several supporting roles on Vestry, the Joint Venture board, Pastor Search Committees, building maintenance, and many more. This is Todd’s 3rd opportunity to support ECA on Vestry as the Finance liaison, he has done a wonderful job with others to cleanly transfer to a new financial system. He creates easy to understand reports for the Vestry that covers multiple monthly financial topics. He is a wonderful asset!
Bonnie McPherson, Fellowship, Term Ends 2020
Bonnie McPherson and her family have been at ECA for about 10 years. She is the vestry liaison for the ECA connection team and part of the fellowship triad. This is her second stint on vestry. Her husband is Jim and their two children are Caitlin and Tyler, as well as her fur babies-Mastiffs Finn and Jake and a cat Odie who rules the roost. She is a full time Paramedic for Santa Clara County, and has been doing this for 31 years. She is planning on retiring in the next 2 years to try something new. She has a passion for social justice and healthcare for all. To fulfill her passion, she joined the ECA connection team, works with the ECA Montgomery meals team to feed over 350 needy people and became the ECA program coordinator for Village House which coordinates rotating shelters for medically fragile homeless women at various churches, including ECA. She strongly believes in personal connections and the need to be part of a social network, so she was a natural for working with her fellow vestry members on fellowship. P.S. She is a wonderful cook!
Joyce Wing, Communication, Term Ends 2019
Joyce has attended ECA for 28 years with her husband Steve and two children Taylor and Evelyn. She retired almost 2 years ago and now helps cook meals at ECA twice a month to feed approximately 350 needy people. She helps at the ECA kid camps using creative science experiments and fun projects. She is the treasurer for the South Sudan Youth Opportunity program that supports the educational needs of 19 children now located in Kenya.
As part of the vestry she is focusing on Communication which consists of writing articles for multiple newsletters, planning and redesigning the current website, and coordinating social media efforts. Her son recently volunteered as the Webmaster. She and her family were attracted to ECA by the friendliness, the multiple generations, and the wonderful welcoming, family feeling. Joyce and her husband enjoy traveling, hiking, biking, reading, attending the theater, and getting together with family and friends.