Pastor: Carl Hilton VanOsdall ~ As pastor of the church, Carl enjoys leading worship, engaging with prayer groups, building relationships, doing outreach to the community, and listening for God’s voice, particularly around the question, “What does it mean to be the church in New England today?” Carl appreciates the collaborative work of Barre churches to address issues of hunger, homelessness, and to create community. Carl and his wife, Gina, have three children. In his free time, Carl enjoys coaching soccer, bicycling, reading, and family time. He is inspired by the writings of Thomas Merton, Barbara Kingsolver, Richard Rohr, John Green, Henry Nouwen, and Kathleen Norris.
Choir Director: Peg Lawson
Organist: Dan Krymkowski
Born and raised in the Milwaukee area, Dan Krymkowski earned B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison during the 1980s. Since 1991 he has been a professor of sociology at UVM, where his work focuses on social inequality. Music in a variety of forms has been an important part of his life since childhood, and for the past 16 years he has been the organist and choir director at Waterbury Center Community Church. Dan’s wife of 38 years is Rebecca Mueller, who is the director of the Richmond Free Library. Their daughter, Anastasia, is an actuary in Boston, and their son, Aaron, is an environmental scientist in Richmond. Dan’s ancestry is English, Polish, and Scottish (Fraser clan). Their youngest child is named Arturo, a gray Newfoundland. Dan enjoys beaches, bridge, and biking on rail trails.
Pianist: Alison Cerutti
Alison Cerutti, a Vermont native, holds two degrees in piano performance from the Oberlin Conservatory and the Hartt School of Music. She enjoys making music in various chamber groups and with her family, who have been contributing musically to the Zoom church services over the past few months. Her husband Neil contributes his voice regularly and also directs the Green Mountain Chorus, Vermont’s barbershop chorus, as well as occasionally singing with Counterpoint and in the Gilbert and Sullivan productions at Unadilla Theatre. Emma also has sung for church and has performed in shows both at her school and at Unadilla. Anna, the youngest, sings also, and is most comfortable singing duets with her sister.
Secretary: Cindy Hooker
Cindy is retired and lives with her husband, John and daughter Tammy. Cindy and John have been married for 43 years. They have two adult children and two adorable grandchildren, Brienne and Daxton. Cindy loves to babysit, read cozy mysteries, play cards, kayak and golf. Cindy is of Italian, Irish and Scottish decent. (Gun clan). Cindy attends the Christ Community Alliance Church, where shKae sometimes helps out in the office as needed. She also subs, on occasion, at the Principal’s and Guidance office at Montpelier High School.
Treasurer: Kathy Adams
Custodian: Jennifer Milne