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Led by our ministers, our staff dedicates itself to bringing expertise and enthusiasm to our work within CCSM and throughout the local community and beyond. Please use the form on this page to contact us (the form helps us reduce spam but goes to a real person!).


Rev. Dr. Penny Nixon, Senior Minister

Rev. Jorge Perry Bautista, Associate Minister

Rev. Sheryl Johnson, Associate Minister of Children, Youth and Families

Rev. Kelly Colwell, Associate Minister

Adjunct Ministers

Rev. Bill Dunbar, Community Minister

Rev. Dr. Kibbie Ruth

Rev. Rolf Hansen


Chase Montara, Director of Operations

Cheryle Matteo, Bookkeeper

Zoe Mullery, Administrative Assistant

Oscar Rosa, Custodian

Music Team

Lynnelle Bilsey, Director of Music, Chancel Choir and Carillon Bell Choir Director

Dr. Angela Kraft Cross, AAGO, Artist in Residence, Senior Organist

Melanie Dresbach, MA, Pastoral Ministries

Julie Miles Berk, Joyful Noise Youth Choir Director

Children and Youth

Lily Gonzalez, Free Play (approx. ages 0-4)

Shannon McEntee, Godly Play Program (approx. K-Grade 2)

Libby Barnard, Kids’ Liturgical Arts Program (approx. Grade 3-5)

Laura Keating, Youth Programs (approx. Grade 6+)

Elaine Kauffman, Summer Program

Colleen Castillo, Laura Keating, Libby Barnard, and Lily Gonzalez, Wednesday Program

Times and Directions

Our 10:30 am Sunday worship service speaks to the contemporary person. Through music, prayers, sermons and poetry, we strive to create a spiritual hour where the presence of God and the love…

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Online Services & Sermons

Congregational Church of San Mateo Our messages are crafted to nourish the mind as much as the soul, serving as a relevant and meaningful anchor in today’s world. CCSM Online Service…

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Children and Youth

Looking for fun activities and resources for kids and youth? Check out our “Resources for Families” page. Connecting children and youth with authentic spirituality.  At CCSM we’re committed to nurturing…

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Music Events

Music is an integral part of the rich history of CCSM. Through our music we explore beauty, wonder, sadness, joy, and the many other mysteries of life, together. Choir Performances…

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Social Justice

God has no hands but your hands, no feet but your feet, no face but your face. Join us in cultivating a more just and compassionate world, working together to understand…

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