Annual Meeting 2019

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The Park Street Annual Meeting took place on Wednesday, February 27, 2019.

People you should know

The following members of Park Street Church were elected at the Annual Meeting on February 27, 2019.

(Jump to Officers, Elders or Nominating Committee members.)

*indicates candidates for reelection


Officers

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Officer: Moderator

DAVID RIX (elected in 2018)

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. The Moderator (three-year term) presides over the Board of Elders and congregational meetings.

Officer: Treasurer

BRIAN LACEY* (2019)

I have worshiped at PSC for 29 years, 22 of them with my wife, Joan, whom I met here and for which I am forever grateful to PSC. We have two children, Amanda and Brent. I have served as PSC’s Treasurer for this past year. For many years prior to that I served as PSC’s Missions Treasurer and a member of the church’s Finance and Administration Committee. I am honored to stand for the post of Treasurer again, where I trust that I can bring my professional legal fiduciary background to the service of Christ. It will be wonderful to be a member of the Board once again. The Treasurer (one-year term) is the chief financial officer of the church.

Officer: Missions Treasurer

LING YI LIU* (2019)

Growing up in Brazil, some of my best friends were the children of missionaries. However, I only came to Christ in graduate school after meeting Leslie, who is now my wife. Leslie and I have attended Park Street Church since 1995 and all of our five children started at PSC in the nursery. Over the years, I have served at PSC as deacon of family ministries, served in the nursery, in Barnabas groups as well as led family and marketplace small groups. I have also served as treasurer for a non-profit organization focused on business incubation and as COO of a Christian real-estate company focused on investing in the inner city. Currently, I run a real estate development company where I develop and manage multifamily and mixed-use buildings. My passion is to develop communities in which members can thrive and be a blessing to their neighbors. In addition to supporting Missions, the Missions Treasurer (one-year term) is the Vice Treasurer of the church and as such serves as the first backup when the Treasurer is absent or incapacitated.

Officer: Assistant Treasurer

PHILIP CHEN* (2019)

I was raised in a Christian family, and have been worshiping at Park Street for the last 25 years. I have been richly blessed by Park Street Church. Through PSC, I met my wife on a short-term missions trip to Africa in 2003, and for the last 8 1/2 years we have been raising our family among this wonderful community of believers. I have served on the Facilities and Administration Committee and the Facilities Subcommittee since 2007 and in the nursery since 2011. I am an owner in an architecture firm in downtown Boston with national and international projects. I believe that we are called to be faithful stewards of all the Lord’s gracious gifts, and I look forward to continuing to serve Him and PSC as Assistant Treasurer. The Assistant Treasurer (one-year term) serves as a second backup to the Treasurer and assists both Treasurers with their responsibilities.

Officer: Clerk

LAURA ROSCOE* (2019)

I was blessed to grow up in a Christian home. I started to attend Park Street Church in 2006. Here I found a new Bible believing church home and joined in 2009. For this past year, I’ve had the privilege to serve as the Clerk. Additionally, I currently serve Park Street Church on the New Members Committee, preparing and serving Communion and with collection. In past years, I have served by ushering, helping with check-in and counting ballots at the annual meeting, and in the church administrative offices. I am quite humbled to be asked, and would consider it an honor to serve God and support Park Street as Clerk for another term. The Clerk (one-year term) gives notice of and provides written record of the church’s Annual and special meetings. He/she also processes any membership-related correspondence.

 


Elders

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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, finding 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.

 

ROB BRADLEY

My wife, Nancy, and I came to Christ in London in the 1980’s at Holy Trinity Brompton.  Nancy and I moved our family to Wellesley in 1985. We began worshipping at PSC in 1987. My passion at PSC has always been missions, reflecting the transformation that Christ worked in my life and our family’s. Thus, I joined the Missions Committee at PSC and served for seven years as its Treasurer. In 1991, Nancy and I co-founded Massachusetts Family Institute. In 2000, we helped to found Boston Trinity Academy, where I continue to serve as Chairman of the Board and PSC deacon for the school. In 2015, I co-founded the NewBostonPost, an online news site with a Christian worldview. Nancy and I are blessed to have 3 married children who are walking with the Lord and 12 grandchildren. I am honored to stand for the position of elder at PSC, our church home for 32 years.

 

CINDY CUTLIP

I have found a church home at PSC alongside my husband, Don, and our children since 1995. Over those years I have enjoyed serving the body of Christ primarily through Children’s and Women’s Ministries (Assistant director of the very first Kidsweek. Director of several Magi Moment/HumaniTea events). Presently, I have a role in Second Sunday 3pm Prayer, Sunday Evening Leadership Committee and Life Together Women’s Bible study. This fall I organized and directed the Global Missions Women’s brunch. I serve as a deacon to women. However, my favorite ‘role’ by far is hearing peoples’ faith stories. I am honored to hear both the difficult and the beautiful stories that come from honest and deep places of the heart. I love praying together with my sisters and brothers in the Lord. We are together an eternal family, pointing each other towards Jesus. As an elder, I believe it is important to continue gathering our diverse congregation, to encourage us to depend on God’s strong word above all else and from that place of strength to reach outside our walls—offering Christ’s truth and love by the power of the Holy Spirit in us to all who need it.

 

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 firm path for which I’m eternally grateful. Post college, I arrived in Boston and at Park Street Church, never to roam. The first 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 difficult 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.

 


Nominating Committee

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SHERYL CUNNINGHAM

Park Street has been Sheryl’s church home for the past 32 years. She was raised in a Christian home and asked Jesus Christ to be her Savior at age 8. In college she renewed her commitment to Christ. Sheryl has served on the Board of Missions, on the Nominating Committee, and leading Bible studies. Two things she especially enjoyed were the years she worked in the nursery and the several years she spent greeting people every week as they entered the sanctuary. If she is elected, she will endeavor to serve as unto the Lord.

 

NAYOON KIM

Nayoon gave her life to Christ in 2008 as a student at MIT. She has been part of Park Street International Fellowship, where she has served as a worship leader, a small group leader, and as an organizer of prayer and worship events. She is part of a weekly team that upholds Park Street and its ministers in prayer. The deep cry of her heart is to see the church grow even deeper in intimacy with God while staying firm in the truth.

 

TOM MILLER

Tom came to Christ in 1993 and has sought to live in His light ever since. His previous contributions at Park Street include serving on the Nominating Committee, and as a Discipleship Institute Co-Leader. He is currently on the Pastoral Search Committee and is finishing a one-year term on the Board of Elders. Looking back on his life, Tom can see God’s hand at work: “He has been with me to challenge, refine and shape me. He has always prepared me for the works he has set out for me and I am ever thankful for the life He gives. The process of sanctification, sometimes painful but always a joy, continues to this day and I humbly look forward to serving God in all ways possible.”

 

SHARON POSTMA

Sharon Postma has been a member of Park Street Church since 2009. She enjoys teaching school age children and celebrating their learning, growth, and maturity. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, traveling, spending time with family and friends, being a Co-Leader of the Friendship Bible Study small group, and serving as a Park Street Church greeter. A bible verse that has been an anchor in her daily walk of life is Micah 6:8 (NIV) “… And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.”