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Leadership

David Green

Senior Minister

David brings over 30 years' experience as a pastor, hospice chaplain, and nonprofit director. He has served Disciples of Christ, Unitarian Universalist, and United Church of Christ congregations. David is a graduate of the University of Texas and Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, and has served Foothills since 2023. 

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Fred Cummins

Music Director

Fred has been Foothills’ Music Director since 2001 and organist since 1983. He accompanies the Golden Gate Men’s Chorus and has sung in the San Francisco Choral Artists and San Francisco Bach Choir. He was the first professional director of the Community School of Music and Arts in Mountain View. Fred holds a Masters in music education and a Bachelors in music from Stanford University. 

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Kristin Burns

Communications Director

Kristin works closely with the minister, lay leadership, and members of the congregation, managing all of Foothills’ communication, social media and our website. Kristin grew up within the Foothills church community, and is a classically-trained pianist who regularly accompanies our adult choir and substitutes for our organist.

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Gretchen Rauch

Handbell Choir Director

Gretchen joined Foothills as the Handbell Choir Director in 2019. Gretchen began her path to professional handbell performing in 1990 and since has served on the Board of Directors for Area 12 of the Handbell Musicians of America and as a past president of Handbell Ventures. She has performed with Bronzewood Paedeia in a Northern California concert tour, toured in Italy with Handbell Ventures, and rung all over the U.S. and Japan with Sonos.

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Nathalie Mondésir

Church Administrator

Nathalie has worked at Foothills since 2022. Originally from Port au Prince, Haiti, she has a wide range of experience:  as a radio and TV presenter, business owner, and politician. She’s pursuing a degree in Business Administration, and has certification in Character-Driven Leadership. Nathalie is also a Digital Marketing and E-Commerce Specialist, and a Registered Behavioral Technician. 

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Allegra Scheirer

Moderator

Allegra and her husband joined Foothills in 1994. She has enjoyed serving the church as a youth leader and deacon. She is a research scientist at Stanford University.

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Sharon Ott

Vice Moderator

With over a decade of experience in the field of higher education, Sharon presently holds the position of program director at Stanford University. Her wealth of professional experience ideally prepares her for the role of Vice Moderator at Foothills. Among her strengths are enhancing business processes, fostering cross-functional collaboration, and nurturing inclusive environments that encourage a sense of belonging. Beyond her professional pursuits, Sharon finds immense joy in bringing people together over home-cooked food, exploring the diverse and captivating cultures that enrich our world, and taking long early-morning hikes.

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Officers & Committees

Foothills Church is driven by members working closely with our minister. We make most of our own decisions about how our church runs. Many members take an active role in the workings of the Church. In addition to the elected officers, members serve on Committees that are coordinated through the Executive Council.

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