Charles Vail – Chuck has served as our Minister of Music for almost 20 years. He is the self-proclaimed ‘piano guy’ and fearless leader of our small, but outstanding choir. Chuck’s background includes classical voice and piano training, as well as piano studies in jazz and gospel choral music. He also has a background in musical theater, performing the lead roles in various summer productions and directing the orchestra for a dinner theater in the San Diego area. Chuck combines his musical upbringing in the Baptist church with our Congregational tradition, leading us in ever new and exciting musical directions.
Moderator– Sandy Taylor – Recently retired, Sandy spent her career as a Speech Pathologist, Girl Scout Professional on both the national and local level including 15 years as a CEO, and as the Beulah Postmaster. She is a graduate of the Center for Creative Leadership Community Leaders Program, and Leadership Pueblo. Sandy serves on the Rocky Mountain Conference So That Team Re: Spiritual Nurture/Outdoors.
Sandy enjoys traveling, theatre, knitting, camping and the out-of-doors and doing community service both locally and internationally. She resides in Beulah with husband Chuck, cat Gabby, and special needs puppy Bernie.
Vice Moderator– Kerri Johnson – Kerri has been a Recreational Therapist for more than 20 years. She teaches at CSU-Pueblo, loves photography and anything outdoors. Kerri sings in the choir and also serves on the Worship Committee. Her accountabilities include Stewardship and Fund-Raising for the church.
Secretary– Bernadette Dorsey – Bernadette has been a life-long member of Christ Congregational Church. A love for children and the church, she has supported our youth program throughout the years. Bernadette says CCUCC is her “family”. Always willing to learn and try something new, she serves on the Worship Committee along with being our Church Council Secretary.
Worship Team– Judith Baillie – Judith is a fourteen year member of CCUCC. She has served the local church as both Moderator and Treasurer and currently serves as Chairperson of the Worship Team. She also serves the wider church at the Association and Rocky Mountain Conference levels as the Southeastern Association Representative to the RMC Board of Directors.
Judith is a retired K-12 and college – teacher and administrator who values her close and supportive family and friend network, service to the community, and ongoing spiritual journey.
Communications – Amanda Hensler – Amanda was born and raised in Pueblo, CO. She briefly lived in Orlando, FL and Grand Junction, CO before returning to her hometown of Pueblo. She has been a lifelong member of Christ Congregational, UCC. Besides being part of the church council, she has also been a member of the hand bell choir and two pastoral search committees. Amanda is happily married to her husband of 13 years, Duane, and they have one son, Carter who is 4 years old.
Building & Grounds– Chuck Vail – Chuck is a native Puebloan and a graduate of Colorado State Univeristy-Pueblo with a BS in Sociology/Psychology in 19781 and a teaching certificate for K-6 education in 1999. He worked in the construction industry for 25 years and as an elementary teacher for 15 years.
Chuck enjoys music, theater, gardening, and carpentry. He keeps busy directing the church choir, keeping up the church building and grounds, and trying to follow Jesus’ example in community service-locally and nationally. Chuck lives in the Beulah Valley with his wife, Sandy, and a couple of four-legged furry ‘children’.