Women’s Ministry Committee Profiles

Shirley-Dubeau Shirley Dubeau is the wife of Pastor Timothy Dubeau and she serves with him in Salem, CT. She is a mother of two grown children, who’ve given the family 8 grandkids and 1 great-grandchild. Shirley graduated from Gordon College with a BA in Biblical & Theological Studies. She currently serves on the Women’s Ministry Committee for the Conservative Congregational Christian Conference. Deeply grounded in the truths of Scripture, Shirley endeavors to lead her life – since the time of her late-teen conversion to the present – all to the glory of God. She has over four decades of experience teaching Women’s Bible studies, leading Children’s Ministries and serving the church in many other capacities as a Pastor’s wife. With a personality that overflows with enthusiasm and joy for the Word of God, Shirley is able to connect with and encourage women of all ages and stages of faith. Shirley is a great resource for women in ministry.  You may contact her by email: smdubeau@sbcglobal.net
Sharon Anderson has served along with her husband, Herb at the Snyder Avenue Congregational Church in South Philadelphia for almost 48 years. Her varied roles included pastor’s wife, organist/pianist, choir director, Sunday School teacher, deaconess, counselor and tutor. She has attended and been a workshop presenter at CCCC Annual Gatherings and currently serves as the President of the Eastern PA Regional Fellowship of the CCCC. A graduate of West Chester University with a B.S. in Elementary Education, she also received a M.S. in Lifespan Development and a Ph.D. in Family Studies from the University of Delaware. Retiring from teaching at West Chester University in 2014, she continues to teach part-time at Widener University. Her primary research focused on the transmission of religious values between mothers and their adolescent children. “In light of my commitment to Christ and His Church, I believe that I could make a positive contribution to the spiritual growth and welfare of the women of the CCCC. I … consider it a joy and privilege to serve on this committee.”
Diane-Wood Diane Wood is the wife of Pastor Peter Wood CCCC Director of Conference Care. They live in Trumansburg, NY. She is the mother of two grown children and has been blessed with two grandchildren. She is a graduate of U Mass Amherst with a degree in Human Development and is an elementary teacher. She loves to work with children’s ministries in the church.
 Kirsten Turner is excited to join the CCCC Women’s Committee this year and work alongside a wonderful team of women A native of Michigan, who currently resides on Long Island, she has been married to Pastor TJ Turner for 17 years and they have 2 kids –Ellie and Sam. Kerstin came to faith in Christ while in college at Valdosta State University, where she met TJ.  Kerstin is involved in many areas of her church in Wading River. In addition, she hosts a private Facebook group serving as an encouragement and “safe” place for women in ministry.  Kerstin works full-time in customer service and marketing fueled by the grace of Jesus and a couple cups of coffee.
Joan Granitsas
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. She is also currently serving on the Board of Directors






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