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Meet Our Staff

Rev. Eric Sherlock (Click to contact)
Senior Pastor

Reverend Eric Sherlock is the Senior Pastor of Danville Congregational Church. Previously, he served as DCC’s Associate Pastor for two and a half years. Before moving to California, Eric served churches in Connecticut and Massachusetts. He holds a Master of Divinity from Boston University and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Bridgewater State University. Eric believes the church is a place where we can connect with ourselves and one another, and in doing so, we connect with God. He believes the church is a source of deep community, where we are reminded of our call in the world: to love God and love neighbor.

Eric lives in Oakland with his partner, Matt and their black lab, Otto. You can find Eric drinking coffee at Peet’s, taking a fitness class at Orangetheory Fitness, and enjoying the Northern California coastline.

John Kendall Bailey (Click to contact)
Music Director

John Kendall Bailey joined the DCC staff in August of 2016. John firmly believes in the integration of music with the rest of the worship to create a unified, uplifting worship experience.

In addition to his work at DCC, John is the music director and conductor of several Bay Area orchestras including: The Civic Symphony Associations of San Francisco’s Mozart to Mendelssohn Orchestra, Mesopotamia Symphony Orchestra and the Trinity Lyric Opera. A native of the Bay Area, John is a graduate of University of California, Berkeley.

Mary Deauclaire

Mary-Marie Deauclaire (Click to contact)
Handbell Director

A native Midwesterner, Mary-Marie graduated with a Bachelor of Music from The American Conservatory of Music in Chicago and studied organ performance at Valparaiso University. She is passionate about ringing and directing Handbells, and loves bringing people together through the shared experience of music. Her other musical interests include singing, and ongoing studies in music theory, composition, organ and conducting.

Mary-Marie enjoys spending time with friends and family, swimming and cycling, meditating and praying, and works part time as a massage therapist with elderly and chronically ill clients.

Blair Hansen (Click to contact)
Office Administrator

Blair Hansen has a wide range of experience from working within the Commercial Property Management industry, sales and management of a high-end Landscape Company, conducting the operations in a groundbreaking travel company for their luxury Ultimate Escapes Vacations and was an award-winning professional musician for fifteen years. He has also written for a few documentaries, commercials, and movies.

In his spare time, Blair loves watching any kind of documentary, hiking with his family, travel, and considers himself to be both an animal and human rights activist. Blair provides a friendly face in the office and works on DCC’s various communications, publications, and website maintenance.

Liz Setlak von-Thury (Click to contact)
Operations Coordinator

Liz has a long history as a management professional. She worked in retail as a store manager for 20 years for a variety of upscale retailers. She is experienced in operational and people management, human resource personnel administration, supply management and inventory tracking.

Liz supports DCC by working with our Buildings and Grounds Commission and Tenant Relations Committee, as well as provides a friendly face in the office. She currently lives in San Ramon. She likes to garden, make jewelry, sew, decorate, dance and go for walks.