Pastoral and Lay Leaders

Pastoral leadership: At this time the church has no pastoral leadership. The church however has two dedicated supply preachers that work closely with the music staff to plan joyful and uplifting services each Sunday.

Rev. Yolanda Moreno

Rev. Moreno is a graduate of the Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley. Before retiring here in Hemet, she served several churches in the Bay area for over 22 years.

Rev. Dr. Alyssa Schlenker

Rev. Dr. Alyssa A. Schlenker is grateful for the opportunity to be working in fellowship with the congregation and leadership of Pilgrim Congregational Church. Alyssa has worked, in a Pastoral role, for several churches throughout Southern California. For the past 37 years, she has devoted herself to sharing the unconditional love of God with the world. Over the years, Alyssa has been honored to work with churches, performing arts ministries, homeless outreach organizations and in prison ministry. Alyssa looks forward to her continued participation at PCC; sharing the manifold love of God with all who would hear.

Lay Leadership: Officers and Council members at large

Barbara Elton, Moderator

Barbara is new to the area, but not new to leadership roles in the church. She brings a lot of energy and experience to the Moderator position, and to the church as a whole. We are so blessed to have her.

Gustavo Gutierrez, Treasurer

Gustavo is not only a degreed accountant, but he is also a spiritual leader in the church, acting as worship liturgist on most Sundays.

Susan Picton, Secretary

Susan jumped into the leadership of the church immediately after being received into membership. She not only has exemplary skills, but she also has a lot of overall knowledge about how things are done in the United Church of Christ. We are so fortunate that the ”Windy City” chose to blow her our way.

Myles Regan, Church Historian

Anything and everything you may want to know about the church, Myles has the answers. He is also our very proficient and talented video and soundboard technician.

Lovina Leon, Trustee

Lovina has been a faithful church leader for many years, serving on the Council in a variety of positions. She also manages the church’s Scrip program, and over the years has raised a lot of money for the church.

Rev. Dr. Alyssa Schlenker, Diaconate

Alyssa has chosen to follow the calling of God and is devoting all her attention to the Spiritual aspects of the church, which includes developing uplifting and joyful worship services.