Board of Trustees
Jeff became a member of South Church in 1987 and became its Treasurer, Vice-Chair, and Chair of the Trustees in rapid succession. Along with the late Jeannette Hopkins, he refurbished the South Church Endowment Committee and By-laws and served as its first Chair. Jeff’s maternal grandparents, George Coffin and Marion Gates were married at South Church in 1928. Jeff owns a wealth advisory practice in Portsmouth and resides in Eliot with his wife Martha and their four children.
Cindy and her husband Chris were married in the UU Church in Groton, Mass. in 1982. They moved to Portsmouth with their daughter Molly in 1989 and became members of South Church at that time. Cindy has served on the Pocket Garden Tour, was co-chair for a few years, has been an usher and been a visiting steward for several years. She was a Social Justice Associate and has taught in the RE Program. She is a member of the Property Committee and enjoys spending time in the church gardens. She looks forward to serving on the board in this vibrant time in our church community.
In 1990 Judy relocated from northern Virginia to Stratham. The prior year had been one ofvturmoil. After settling into her new home, she began a search for a faith which would provide Spirituality and community unlike the religion of her upbringing. After attending many unfulfilling services in the area, a friend suggested South Church. A suggestion for which Judy will be forever grateful. She became a member in 1992. Before retiring Judy served on the Board of Directors for a non profit organization for many years. Retirement has now brought blessed free time to volunteer again. In addition to being a Pocket Garden committee member for several years, she is eager to broaden her South Church horizons by serving as a trustee.
Donna Borg has been attending South Church since 2010 after she and her family moved to the seacoast from the midwest. She initially scouted out South Church, looking for a welcoming community and inspirational sermons. Not only did she find those things, she also learned that to truly "plug in" meant exploring a few of the South Church offerings. After joining a Small Group Ministry and making a few friends, Donna signed up for the Tuesday evening South Church choir practices. From 2013 to 2016 she served on the Pastoral Associates Committee, the last year in the capacity of a convener. She is now excited to serve as one of the new Board of Trustee members and hopes to get to know the church on an even deeper level.
Connie has attended South Church for 5 years, and has been a member for 3 ½ years. She has served on the Small Group Ministry and continues to serve on the Pocket Garden Committee. She has been involved with Adult Education and facilitated a Women’s Writing Group through AE. She also serves as a greeter for Sunday services. She is looking forward to contributing to South Church in a different way through serving on the Board of Trustees.