The Elected Council


Carolyn MacKenzie* (Hillcrest Congregational United Church of Christ)


Terri Moss* (Temple Isaiah, Lafayette)


Ken Sargent* (Lafayette-Orinda Presbyterian Church)

Elected Council members

Biff Barnard* (United Religions Initiative, Walnut Creek)

Dr. Erica Bains (Member of the Sikh Community)

Maram Bata (San Ramon Valley Islamic Community, SRVIC)

Nancy Battey* (First Church of Christ, Scientist, Pleasant Hill)

Father Tom Bonacci* (Interfaith Peace Project, Antioch)

Elder Thea Bristlebroom (Covenant of the Goddess, Wicca)

Rev. Sharon Campton (Interfaith Chaplain, LOPC)

Mohamed Chaudhry (Islamic Center of the East Bay, Antioch)

Terence Clark* (Lafayette Orinda Presbyterian Church)

Rev. Robert Collins (Science of Mind Minister, Centers for Spiritual Living)

Courtney Cummings (Native American, Richmond)

Negar Dadgari (MTO School of Islamic Sufism) Berkeley

Felicity Grove (Covenant of the Goddess, Pleasant Hill)

Judith Hall (UMC Walnut Creek)

Gayle Humphrey (Episcopal Church)

Joyce Humphrey (Episcopal Church)

Ben Jones (Baha’i Community of Walnut Creek)

Rev. Colin Kerr-Carpenter (Walnut Creek United Methodist Church)

Rev. Rodney Lemery (Mt. Diablo UU Church, Interfaith Prison Ministry)

Diane Maltester (First Christian Church, Concord)

Celia Menczel (Congregation B’nai Shalom, Walnut Creek)

Rev. Channing Miller* (Interfaith/Interspiritual Minister, Interfaith Council of Rossmoor)

Christine Nadeau (Christ the Lord Episcopal Church, Pinole, West County)

Gary Napper (Church of Jesus Christ, LDS, Walnut Creek)

Kim Napper (Church of Jesus Christ, LDS, Walnut Creek)

Rev. Margaret Niles (Interfaith Chaplain, ChI)

Carolyn Peters (Christ the King Parish, Pleasant Hill)

Zula Reeves (Unity Walnut Creek)

Randy Thomas (Interfaith Peace Project, Concord)

position open* (SoJA)

* Member of the Governing Board

You are invited to dialogue with us each month at our Elected Council Meeting!  Right now we meet on Zoom during the Shelter-At-Home orders.  For more information about our next meeting on August 13, 2020 go here.

Normally, we meet the Second Thursday of each month (except July) at 8:00 am in the Fellowship Hall at Hillcrest Congregational Church UCC.  Breakfast begins at 8:00 and our dialogues begin right at 8:30 am.  All are invited! Email to receive the zoom meeting information.

The Interfaith Council of Contra Costa County depends on contributions from member congregations and individuals who support our mission of promoting interfaith understanding. To make a tax deductible donation, please make your check to Interfaith Council of Contra Costa County and mail it to our office at 1543 Sunnyvale Avenue, Suite 205; Walnut Creek, CA 94597. For credit card donations, please visit our web site and go to the Donate page.

New address and phone number!

Interfaith Council of Contra Costa County
404 Gregory Lane
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

Charlotte Ginn, Office Manager
925.822.3744 office

Rev. Will McGarvey, the Executive Director can be contacted at:
925.933.6030 mobile