Our Leadership: Board of Directors

Current Board Members

2017-2020 TERM 2018-2021 TERM 2019-2022 TERM
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 the CCCC Annual Gathering Coordinator. He is now serving as the Mideast Regional Pastor.
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.
Peter Balentine,
Newburyport, MA
Peter Balentine serves as Lead Pastor at Hope Community Church in Newburyport, MA.
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.
John Fanella, Cheyenne, WY
John has been in pastoral ministry for 25 years and part of the CCCC since 2000. He has served the CCCC in the past as Great Plains Area Representative, Chairman of the Editorial Committee, and as a member of the Nominating Committee. He was a speaker at the Annual Gathering in Lansing, MI in 2002.
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
Scott 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.
Joan Granitsas, Revere, MA
Joan is a pastor’s wife and has partnered with her husband at the First Congregational Church of Revere, Massachusetts for 44 years. She has been a leader of the CCCC New England Women’s Annual Retreat since its inception. She is retired from her career as an RN/ Pediatric Nurse Practitioner.
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.
Michael McDonald,
Bancroft, MI
Michael has been a pastor for 20 years and is currently serving at the First Congregational Church of New Haven. He also serves on the nominating committee for the Cccc. He has served several years as the moderator for the Michigan 4C’s fellowship.