Our Leadership: Board of Directors

Current Board Members

2016-2019 TERM 2017-2020 TERM
Peter Balentine,
Newburyport, MA

Peter Balentine serves as Lead Pastor at Hope Community Church in Newburyport, MA.
Tim Dubeau-webTim Dubeau, Pittsburg, PA
In 1994 Tim resigned a 23 year career to attend seminary. Recently retired, Tim has served as the Southern New England Area Rep, the Local Arrangements Chair for the Annual Family Conference and is presently the CCCC Annual Gathering Coordinator.
Able Baker, Hardin, MT
Able has been in pastoral ministry for the last seventeen years. He presently serves the Christ Evangelical & Reformed congregation in Hardin, Montana. Having served five years as a worship pastor in Washington and the last twelve years as a senior pastor in Oregon, British Columbia and Montana.  He and his wife Abbe  have three children Jackson, Chloe and Lucy.
Michael McDonald,
Bancroft, MI
Michael is currently serving the First Congregational Church of New Haven, a CCCC church. He is acting as the interim Pastor while the church searches for a new resident Pastor. He has 17 years of professional ministry behind him, and several years of volunteer lay leadership before that. Currently he is seeking to earn a Ph.D. in History, with a view toward working as a Teacher on a secular College or University campus in order to represent Christ to faculty and students.
KG-14Kim Gardell, Spokane, WA
Active in ministry alongside her husband, Gary, Kim has served on the Women’s Ministries committee and worked as a CCCC Commissioned Christian Worker on Pohnpei, Micronesia. An experienced graphic designer, she is currently the CCCC Communication Coordinator.
Hecht-kgMichael Hecht, Menno, SD
Michael is the pastor of the Salem Reformed Church in Menno.  He has served as the chair of the Conference Growth Committee and is the Treasurer for the Upper Midwest Congregational Fellowship.
Timothy McDonald, Biola, CA
Tim McDonald pastors Biola Congregational Church situated among vineyards and almond orchards in the central valley of CA. Previous to that he served as the director of the Christian Servicemen’s Center located in Guam where he ministered to Air Force and Navy personnel. He has been married to his wife, Raquel, for 14 years and they have four  children.
Jorge Hrebien, Whittier, CA
Jorge is the founding pastor of the Spanish-speaking congregation at Plymouth Church, a bilingual church, in Whittier, CA.  Born and raised in Argentina, he has been a minister of the Gospel from a very young age and has served as a worship, youth and senior pastor. Jorge spent many years in Spanish-speaking radio and TV ministry in the U.S.  He has been married to his wife, Isabel, for 24 years and they have two daughters. Jorge has a D. Min. in Practical Theology
ScottNice-webScott Nice, Telford, PA
Scott has served at Christ Reformed Church at Indian Creek in Telford, PA as Youth, Associate, Interim and now Senior Pastor. He has a passion for Biblical peacemaking and reconciliation, and mentored ministry. He and his wife, Catharina have four children: Timothy, Hannah, Levi and Thomas.
Wayne Sweitzer, Luneburg, MA
Wayne is an active lay member of the Dunstable Evangelical Congregational Church (DECC) in Dunstable, MA, having served as Chair of the Board of Deacons, Affiliation Committee Chair during a denominational transition to the CCCC, Pastoral Search Committee during a recent pastoral transition, and representing DECC as a Delegate at each of the CCCC Annual Gatherings since 2014. Wayne served as an Intelligence Officer in the U.S. Navy for over 20 years, retiring at the rank of Commander in 2001, and is currently employed as a Principal Systems Engineer and the New England Site Lead for Integrity Applications Incorporated.
THOMAS TURNER (TJ), Wading River, NJ
TJ is pastor of Wading River Congregational Church in Wading River, NY. TJ, his wife Kerstin, and their two children live in Eastern Long Island, where he is working to bring a renewed sense of mission to his church and to join the movement to bring the light of the Gospel to Long Island. TJ has an M.Div. from Reformed Theological Seminary in Charlotte, NC.