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  • DAVID ASHBY, INTERIM PASTOR

    Our intentional Interim Pastor, David Ashby, has helped eight UCC and Presbyterian Churches in the area during their pastoral transitions.  He is a graduate of Hamilton College and Union Presbyterian Seminary in Richmond, Va., and he has served wider expressions of the church in a number of positions.  He lives in Dundee with his wife Marylee, a recently retired school psychologist, and their two rescue dogs.  He drives a Subaru with studded snow tires.

    pastor@corningucc.org

  • BRENDA PASSMORE, ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

    Brenda Passmore has been our hard-working Administrative Assistant since April 2013.  Previously she worked as the Administrative Assistant at Emanuel Lutheran Church and as a Teaching Assistant for the Corning Painted Post School District.  When she’s not hard at work preparing church bulletins and newsletters, she enjoys biking, hiking, camping, reading, and a good yard sale!

    office@corningucc.org

  • ELEANOR PERRY, ORGANIST

    Eleanor Perry grew up in Central Pennsylvania and earned two degrees in Music Education at Mansfield University. Much of her time is spent with her private piano students and with her greenhouse business as a grower and seller of flowers and vegetable plants from late winter through early summer. She still can make time for hobbies. She is an avid reader of all kinds of novels. She is an avid Yankees fan and watches games on TV. She has four children – all successful in their endeavors and ten grandchildren who she’d like to see more.

  • MIKE FLANAGAN, CHOIR DIRECTOR

    Michael is a Rochester native, having grown up in the town of Hilton.  He graduated from Ithaca College, where he studied with Janet Galvan, Lawrence Doebler, and Amanda Demaris.  During his time there, he was the assistant director of the Ithaca College Inter-generational Choir, as well as a section leader of the Ithaca College Chorus.  Michael also studied Music Education at Nazareth College, with a focus on Autism Spectrum disorders.  Michael currently teaches choral and general music at Campbell-Savona Elementary School.  

    choir@corningucc.org

  • LIANE WATSON, BELL CHOIR DIRECTOR

    Liane Watson grew up in Exton, PA and is a graduate of Mansfield University. She is a Music teacher in the Corning Painted Post school district. She loves the United Church of Christ beliefs and faith philosophies, the welcoming people in the church and of course the music program! Her hobbies include scrapbooking, traveling, and going to yard sales or flea markets. She and her husband, Ken, live in Painted Post with their son, Owen.