Barb & Judy
Barb, Judy, and family moved to San Ramon from Oakland about seven years ago, where they were members of the First Congregational Church in Berkeley. Searching for another church closer to their new home that was Open and Affirming, they found it here at DCC, and have been actively involved in church activities ever since – including getting married here! Barb currently is one of the regular Godly Play and Holy Moly teachers. She is the Circle Task Coordinator for her circle, and has served in the past as the Children’s Ministries Co-Commissioner, while Judy is currently serving as the Youth Ministries Commissioner. Their two daughters participate in Youth Group, and their older daughter has served as a camp counselor and was confirmed at DCC.
Barb and Judy are grateful to have found DCC, and enjoy being part of an intimate church family.
Flying is Larry’s passion; the calling was so strong that he left the university to pursue a career in aviation. Earning all of his Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) licenses, Larry began his career as a commercial pilot and flight instructor before accepting a pilot job here in the Bay Area. Larry later became a firefighter and an emergency medical technician, specializing in aircraft rescue and firefighting. He worked his way up to Battalion Chief and then North Field Manager at the Oakland International Airport before retiring in 2007. He continues to fly regularly, volunteering his time and aircraft to Angel Flight, which provides free treatment transportation to seriously ill and financially needy patients.
Larry hadn’t attended church regularly since high school. Then, in 2008, while witnessing a march against the Proposition 8 campaign, it got him thinking about open and affirming churches, not knowing that they existed. Guided by an Internet search, he found DCC close to his home in San Ramon. He has served as a deacon, and today is Membership Commissioner and a member of the Nominating Committee.
Grant & Ligaya
Grant is a solution architect for Hewlett Packard Enterprise, and enjoys playing basketball and biking in his spare time. He participated in the Interim Pastor Nominating Committee that brought Reverend Gail to DCC. Ligaya is enrolled in the Berkeley Extension Personal Financial Planning program and is an avid tennis player and workout fanatic. She has served in several areas of church life, including the DCC Finance Committee, the Membership Commission, as an organizer for Circle Sundays, and currently in Church Famly. Their children are both in high school and are active members of Youth Group.
As a family, they enjoy listening to diverse music, hiking with their dog Sophie, reading, skiing, and exploring the world. They are excited about their first trip to Africa in summer 2016. And they are excited to be part of the DCC family.