Meet Bret and Kim
Bret and Kim Lawrence found Danville Congregational Church through DaySpring Preschool. Right away, they loved the marriage of a traditional sermon with progressive viewpoints. Their three sons Cole, Bode, and Trent have all been baptized at DCC, and have made lasting friendships. The family cherishes the peace, love, and community they receive as members of the church.
Meet Ben and Laura
Looking for a church community when they moved to Danville in 2008, Ben and Laura Beaver, too, found Danville Congregational Church through DaySpring Preschool. They enjoy that the whole family is encouraged to explore their faith at church. “It’s terrific to part of a community where there’s not a ‘prescribed’ way to believe or worship,” said Laura. “Our children are welcome to ask any questions they have about faith. We are thankful that the church offers a kind, caring community that is inclusive to all people.”
Meet Bruce and Kathie
Avid travelers, proud parents and grandparents, and into their sixth decade of marriage, Bruce and Kathie consider Danville Congregational Church a second home. Both have served on many church committees, including those involving finance and outreach, and are active in PFLAG. Kathie also helps distribute college scholarship funds to deserving students in Concord and Walnut Creek as part of the Rossmoor Scholarship Committee.
Meet Dave and Nancy
Born, raised, and college educated in and around Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Dave and Nancy are pillars of the Danville Congregational Church community. Before moving west, they helped launch a Methodist church on Long Island that is still active today. Their passion for education and church service are assets to DCC.
Meet Doug and Sandy
If you were to ask Doug and Sandy about their lives, two things would stand out: a love of the outdoors and their church family at Danville Congregational Church. Both are longstanding members of the beloved DCC church choir. Sandy is a Contra Costa Master Gardener, while Doug is a volunteer with Shelter, Inc. and the food bank of Contra Costa-Solano County.
Meet Barb and Judy
Need help with homework? Barb and Judy could help. Both have master’s degrees and careers in education. They have been together for over 25 years and were married several years ago in a ceremony at DCC. Their two teenage girls are “the light of their eyes.”
Larry is a man of many interests: pilot, firefighter, clinical hypnotherapist, and road warrior. 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 Danville Congregational Church.
Meet Tim and Anne
Tim and Anne met at a Danville Congregational Church membership party in 1994 and, apart from a brief two years in Sacramento, have been active church volunteers ever since. Their children Allison and Craig have enjoyed many years with the DCC youth group, along with participating in various sports. For Allison, that’s been swimming and soccer, while Craig is all about baseball.