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Board of Trustees

Trustees, 2019-2020

Peggy Jackson, President (2017-2020)
Tod Chernikoff, President-Elect (2018-21)
Joe Merenda, Treasurer (2018-2020)
Jack Welch, Assistant Treasure (2019-2021)
Anne Turner, Secretary (2018-2020)
Judy Rodgers, Assistant Secretary (2019-2021)
Suzanne Pineau, At-Large (2017-20)
Raj Rajendran, At-Large (2017-20)
Rod Braña, At-Large (2018-21)
Joan Riggs, At-Large (2018-21)
Nathan Hultman, At-Large (2019-2022)
Becky Lupes, At-Large (2019-2022)
Rich Madaleno, At-Large (2019-2022)

To connect with the Board of Trustees, please email the Board President at

Minutes from Monthly Meetings

View all of the meeting minutes from the 2019-20 church year here.

View all of the meeting minutes from the 2018-19 church year here.

View all of the meeting minutes from the 2017-18 church year here

Archived Meeting Minutes

View the Board's archived meeting minutes here.

Board of Trustees Covenant

As Trustees, we covenant to keep the best interests of the Congregation at heart and to carry out the trust placed in us as guardians of Cedar Lane’s Vision/Mission and as stewards of its resources. We will exchange ideas thoughtfully, honestly, and respectfully as we seek to reach a position we can all support. We will hear all voices, commit to the decision of the group, communicate frequently with the Congregation and be mindful that our example influences the community as a whole.

Board Policy Manual

This Board of Trustee's policy manual includes a collection of documents that define Cedar Lane's rules, policies, and procedures, and guides staff and lay-leadership in in their work.

Covenant of Right Relations

Cedar Lane adopted a Covenant of Right Relations in October 2017, as an important step in clarifying expectations and creating a safe environment for the congregation.

Board Meetings

Board Meetings are held usually on the third Tuesday of the month at 7 pm in Room 1-2 downstairs. Board meetings are open to all Cedar Lane members. To request time on the agenda or learn more about a current topic of Board discussion, email Board President Peggy Jackson at or leave her a note in the church office.  Minutes are recorded at each of these meetings.

News from the Board

The Board sends out a monthly eBlast to the congregation with news about the current work of the Board, upcoming activities, ways to engage with the Board, etc.  Sign-up to receive these monthly eBlasts.