Follen’s Seven Action Teams

Buildings and Grounds Action Team laying a new brick "dedication" sidewalk.
Taking action: B&G Action Team lays a new brick “dedication” sidewalk in front of the church.
Buildings and Grounds (BGAT)

B&G takes care of Follen’s physical plant and organizes clean-up days.

Community & Hospitality (CHAT)

CHAT oversees Coffee Hour and other Follen social events.

Financial & Human Resources (FHRAT)

FHRAT oversees Follen’s funds and staffing.

Pastoral Care (PCAT)

The Pastoral Care Action Team (PCAT) provides caring, spiritual, and practical opportunities to deepen connections at Follen.

Religious Education (REAT)

REAT oversees religious education of children and youth.

Social Justice (SJAT)

SJAT organizes Follen’s many Social Justice programs, including (among many others):

  • Follen Responds to Racism
  • The Partner Church
  • Welcoming Congregation Coordinating Committee
  • Urban Ministry collaborations
  • Immigration and Sanctuary collaborations
Worship & Music (WMAT)

The Worship and Music Action Team supports the work of the worship and music staff in shaping worship services, music (both in and out of worship), and special events and performances. Meeting monthly, the team works closely with the minister, lay leadership, and the music director to assure thoughtful, inspiring worship in the life of the church.

For more information about these teams, see their description in Follen’s Bylaws.


2024-25 Action Team Leaders and Contact Information

Buildings and Grounds Action Team:, Tom Ryan

Community and Hospitality Action Team:, Sarah Jackson

Financial and Human Resources Action Team:, Trapper Markelz

Pastoral Care Action Team:, Kathy Blake

Religious Education Action Team:, Janet Lane

Social Justice Action Team:, Anne Kelly and Meg Muckenhoupt

Worship and Music:, Erika Riddington and Francesca Pfrommer

Parish Board Chair:, Beth Bernstein

Program Council President:, Melissa Howe