Get to know the Smyrna UCC Church staff

Catherine "Cat" Allard

Pastor Cat is our interim minister.  Rev. Cat moved to Oregon from New Hampshire in 2016 for her first sole Pastorate. Prior to her ordination in 2016, Cat served in a variety of church staff positions in New England congregational churches - in both urban/big city and rural/small town communities.


Cat lives in Wilsonville with her partner Jill, who is a middle school math teacher and 2nd year seminarian at the Claremont School of Theology. 

Deborah Patterson

Pastor Deb has been with us since late 2013. Rev. Deb is currently on-leave as a newly elected Oregon State Senator.  We look forward to her return later in the year.


She is a strong leader who listens to her congregants.  She inspires us to give to and serve those less fortunate than us.  Deb is married to Steve and they have a son John and a daughter Sophia. 

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