The primary role of the Deacons at Eastminster is to provide hospitality, member care, and ministries of compassion to our members in cooperation with the pastor. Deacons are elected to a three year term. The moderator of the Deacons is Heather Myer.
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BARB DALZELL will be the Card Ministry Coordinator for the Deacons. Barb has been a Deacon several times, a Sunday School teacher, Superintendent and Chancel Coordinator. She worked on the Prayer Path and enjoys knitting with the Cultured Purls. She raised two daughters at EPC and has three grandchildren. She values the support and friendship of our EPC family.
Linda Hardenbergh is a deacon and a member of the Finance and Administration Committee and the Worship and Music Committee. In the past, she’s been an elder and served on the personnel committee. Linda values the friendly people here at Eastminster and hopes that it will continue to be an open and welcoming community.
HEATHER HEITMAN is a Deacon leading the Welcome Table for greeting visitors and guests to Eastminster services. She also a member of the Memorial Fund Committee and has assisted with children’s worship. I still remember my first service at Eastminster like it was just yesterday. I was so impressed with how friendly and welcoming everyone was. Now that I am a Deacon running the Welcome Table, I am hoping to create that same welcoming feeling that I received on my first visit.
SUE KALVONJIAN is serving on the Board of Deacons as a Head Usher, Secretary, and Meals Coordinator; she is also active with the community garden team, the Page Turners, and Advent House cooking. She and her husband are long-time members of Eastminster, and raised their two children in the church; throughout the years, she has greatly valued the warmth of the congregation and the thought-provoking sermons and class discussions. She enjoys outdoor activities (bicycling, hiking, tennis), and is employed at the East Lansing Public Library.