headshot of Mary Farrar, Assistant to the Ministers
Assistant to the Ministers


You’re reading this because I agreed to help Rev. Abhi and Rev. Katie get their lives back by coming in a few hours a week to do menial chores so they don’t have to. My first day on the job was September 25, 2018!

My husband and I joined Cedar Lane in 1994, took part in a group called the Fun Bunch to plan fun activities for adults, then married in the church in 1996. Both of our children have participated in Religious Education; now our oldest is in college and our youngest is in high school. I’ve tried my hand at many different activities and committees at the church including Religious Education Council, Member Services, Auction, and Music. I was also an usher for many years, and managed the Sunday Morning Team of ushers and coffee servers for four years.

Currently, I am a Worship Associate in my third year; I ring as a member of the Bell Canto handbell group; and I serve on the Nominating Committee.

Outside of church, I work as a physician assistant in Family Medicine, and keep our family and home from descending into chaos. Cedar Lane is a big part of my life and I continue to serve it as best I can!

This will guide my work as a volunteer staff member:

Be patient or you’re gonna be a patient.