Hi, I am the Church Administrator, Dave Kobersmith. I started June 1, 2011 after our family came to Berea as a part of our search for a community that supports progressive values, is closer to our families and is walk-able. We have found those and much more here.
One theme that has been part of my life is also in the Church’s mission, “Risk-Taking Mission and Service.” Some years ago I sensed the need to follow a yearning to do more in the church and answered an opportunity to be a missionary in Alaska where I ran a United Methodist Church camp. It was here that I met Kim, who was also a UM missionary. Together we shepherded the ministry of Birchwood Camp and started our family. It was also here that we grew in our understanding of what it meant for us to live in community and care for God’s creation.
Another part of the mission statement that stands out for me is “Extravagant Generosity and Care in Our Stewardship.” As I work in the areas of personnel, office management, finances and properties, I find that phrase sums up much of my work here at the Church. I am one of the people you can turn to when you see something in our building or grounds that needs to be addressed. Another way I have found myself helping others in is the areas of finances. If you need to get a bill or a reimbursement request ready for the treasurer, or you would like to talk about a donation you have made or want to make to the church, I can help.
I look forward to walking this journey of faith with you. You can generally reach me at the church Mondays through Thursday mornings or at evening meetings.