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Search Committee Members

These are our seven fellow congregants serving on the search committee - please remember to keep them and their families in your prayers

David Rix

I grew up in Australia, completed my undergraduate degree in Economics in Australia and graduate degree in Economics at Boston University. My wife, Lia, and I joined Park Street Church in the early 1980s, which also was the time that I started my own company. Since joining, we have been blessed with four children. The great expository preaching from the pulpit as well as the youth program of our Church helped grow our faith and gave us the practical means to help raise our family. A great blessing in my life has also been my involvement with the Mission Program of our Church. It has been a privilege to serve in this great ministry which reaches out to Boston and the ends of the earth. I have also served on various pastoral search committees. God has been gracious to me. This wonderful community of believers has been a great source of strength and accountability over the years.


Jim Bruce

Jim Bruce came to the Boston area from Southeast Texas in 1958 for graduate study at MIT. After completing graduate work in electrical engineering, he continued on the MIT faculty retiring in 2004 as Professor of Electrical Engineering and Vice President of Information Systems. Following his retirement, he has been active as an executive coach working to develop the next generation of university information technology leaders. He has been nationally recognized for this work. Jim and his wife, Eleanor, have been active at Park Street Church since the mid-1960s. Together, and individually, they have taught Sunday School classes and have been involved in the life of the church. Since the late 1960s, Jim has served in many church leadership roles, most recently as a member of the Board of Elders, Moderator, and Member of the Personnel Committee. On most Sunday mornings you will find him greeting people as they enter the sanctuary for the 11:00 AM service.


Leslie Liu

Leslie Liu accepted Jesus as Lord when she was five and also that year witnessed her atheist father become a believer. Her parents later entered the ministry, so faith in God was the center of her family life. Along with her husband, Ling Yi, she has made PSC her church home since 1996 and has been privileged to participate in the growth of family ministries. Being a mother to five children has been the greatest joy and challenge of her life, while constantly being reminded that our God created families to be a living example of his relationship with the Church. She values the inspiration, encouragement and community she has received through serving in PSC ministries such as Family Ministries Committee, PSC Homeschoolers, Women’s Bible study, small group leadership, missions trips, LDI, and Nominating Committee. She is humbled to be asked to serve on the SMSC, and it is a responsibility she approaches with fear and trembling, knowing His grace is sufficient and His power is made perfect in weakness. She is looking forward to Park Street’s “summer of prayer” as we corporately seek the Lord and His plans for our church body


Richard Ibekwe

Richard grew up in London. He was raised in a Christian family and has enjoyed continuing to learn ever more about God for himself. He came to Boston for college five years ago and just completed the first year of a PhD program at MIT. He has attended Park Street Church throughout his time here and has been a member of the church for over four years. He serves the church through the college ministry, co-leading the college students’ Gathering, and he serves with the ushers to collect the offerings and administer Communion. He is also one of the student leaders of Cru at MIT and is involved with the MIT et Spiritus journal of Christian thought.


Linda Herman

As a newly minted teenager in Pittsburgh, I was invited to a Young Life meeting. That first introduction to Jesus and His saving grace set my life on a frm path for which I’m eternally grateful. Post college, I arrived in Boston and at Park Street Church, never to roam. The frst half of my professional life was spent in nursing (BWH, DFCI, MGH) and then I made the shift to the opposite side of my brain. I have since been creatively focused (floral design, interior and landscape design and encaustic painting). My church ministry has been every aspect of Women’s Ministries, including head, hospitality with Sunday coffee hour, home-based ladies teas and community dinners, and founder of the Wings Ministry (prayer and practical help for those experiencing difcult circumstances). Service in these areas has been life-giving and a true joy. My prayer is to promote unity and be useful as we navigate these transitional times, in this place that I deeply treasure.


Margaret Sloat

Provides vision and implements structure in her leadership roles; talented communicator and listener who is passionate about Scripture, people, and discipleship. Serves PSC with dedication; organizer for LDI, PSDI, Boston-wide women’s IF Conference, and Women’s Discernment Committee; monthly coordinator for evening service nursery. Integrates faith in her daily life; compassionately shares the gospel with her community; has a heart for the poor.


Jason Abraham

I grew up in the Portuguese colony of Goa, India. My parents had a strong and abiding faith in God and passed that along to us mainly through the way they lived their lives and daily family prayer. I grew in my faith every day with the Lord beside me through thick and thin. I started attending Park Street Church 26 years ago after listening to a sermon by Daniel Harrell on the radio. served as director for “Sunday Night” contemporary services until 2000. I met my wife Acacia at the Winnipesaukee young adult retreat and we are blessed with 3 wonderful children - Jadyn, Kaleb and Eliot. I served on the nominating committee, have been involved with PSIF, pastoral searches, membership committee, and served as an elder. I am currently involved with Park Street Missions Task Force, fnding opportunities to support refugee outreach in Europe/Asia. What I love about Park Street Church is its orthodox Christian doctrine, preaching, music, community and focus on missions.