Get to know the Smyrna UCC Church staff

Rev. Catherine "Cat" Allard

Rev. Catherine "Cat" Allard is a graduate of University of New Hampshire, Durham, and Andover Newton Theological School, Newton Centre MA.  She was ordained a UCC minister in 2016, and has served in multiple roles and several states, most recently here at Smyrna UCC and prior to that at Meridian UCC in Wilsonville. 


She lives in Wilsonville.  


Rev. Catherine leads the primary pastoral roles of preaching and worship leadership, pastoral care, staff oversight, Christian education, and working with Council and key committees.

Rev. Dr. Janet Parker

Rev. Dr. Janet Parker is a graduate of Furman University, Greenville, SC, Princeton Theological Seminary, and Union Theological Seminary.   She was ordained in the Presbyterian Church (USA) in 1989, and transferred to the UCC in 2005. She has served in multiple roles, many states, and overseas in Taiwan. 


She is a certified Intentional Interim minister, and so she brings the transition skills Smyrna had sought. Most recently, she served as Interim Pastor at First Congregational UCC in Portland, and prior to that at St. James Lutheran Church in Portland.


She lives in Beaverton with her wife, Rev. Robyn Hartwig.  

Kristin Wishon

Kristin is our Choir Director. She has a passion for music which shows as she leads the choir and performs at services.  

Jeannie Rogers

Jeannie has been Smyrna's secretary for many years. She manages the church office and she prepares the bulletins, announcements, calendar, the monthly newsletter and the annual report.

Joel Daniels

Joel has been organist at Smyrna since 1957.  He led the adult choir and promotes our music ministry in many ways.

Barbara Daniels

Barbara is our Moderator.  She leads our church meetings.

Kori Houck

Kori is our Childcare Attendant.  She brings several years of experience as a nanny, church nursery attendant, and youth leader. 

Ginger Redlinger

Ginger is our Moderator-Elect.

Other officers and leaders of Smyrna: 

Smyrna Minister: Rev. Dr. Deborah Patterson

Moderator: Barbara Daniels

Moderator Elect: Ginger Redlinger

Treasurer: Irene Schriever

Clerk: Audrey Yoder

Choir Director: Kristin Wishon

Organist: Joel Daniels

Pianists:  Kathy Robinson, Sandra Mahar

Photographer: Mary Namit


Behold! Editor: Jeannie Rogers

Behold! Asst. Editor: Elaine Daniels

Friendship Hall Coordinator: Audrey Yoder 

Custodial Services: Leon's Cleaning Service

Childcare Attendant: Kori Houck

Webmaster: Tom Daniels