Church Staff

Our mission is to promote the worship of God as revealed through Jesus Christ and to promote the study of Scripture.  Relying on Scripture and prayer as our guides, we strive to serve humanity. 


The Rev. Dr. Marisa Laviola is our Pastor and Teacher.  Marisa received her MDiv from the Boston University School of Theology and came to us shortly after her ordination in January 2009.  She holds a Ph.D. in counseling psychology and served as a psychologist in clinical practice for 20 years before being ordained as a minister of the Gospel.  Marisa is also a musician and holds a Master of Music degree in Piano and Music History.  She served as a member of the music faculty at Asbury College in the 1980's. Marisa's favorite thing is being a mom to her two daughters. Marisa's hobbies includes playing the piano, cooking, and computers. Marisa is available for all those who need pastoral care.  Even if you are not a member of the church, feel free to give her a call at 888-2990.  She has open ears and
a big heart.

Shaun Booher is our Director of Music.  Shaun studied organ performance at Westminster Choir College in New Jersey.  Shaun has been our choir director and organist for 8 years.  Shaun's hobby is showing his antique car at car shows, playing for local musicals,  and playing keyboard for the Mo'Vegas Quartet. 
Claudia Niles is our Administrative Secretary.  Claudia is a long time member of our congregation. She sings in the choir. In addition to the daily maintenance of the church office, she manages our building space by keeping a calendar of church usage.  She supervises the sextoning of the church and serves as liaison for the many groups that use our space.  She is also coordinator of the "Breakfast On Us" Program.