Mission Coordination

Responsibilities: (from the NCP vision statement)

We will challenge, equip and support congregations and their leaders in their discernment of God’s invitation to discipleship as we:

  • Serve as a catalyst for mission by connecting congregations with common local, national and international mission interests.
  • Bear public witness, bringing a prophetic word to the powers and principalities of the world based upon the love, truth and justice of God in Jesus Christ.

Staff Contact:

Karen Chamis, Director of Congregational Development and Mission


Members: Class of 2015

  • Rev. Brian Hamilton (Westminster)
  • Rev. Clark Lobenstine (Specialized)
  • Melissa McClellan (Westminster/Alex.)
  • Betty Newton (Northwood)
  • Rev. Caroline Wilson (Colesville)

Class of 2016

  • Barbara Allen (Calvary)
  • Mark Eakin (Warner Memorial)
  • Rev. Mark Gaskill (Good Samaritan)
  • Cynthia Ivory Gervais (Northeastern)

Class of 2017

  • Yenny Delgado (Bethesda)
  • Rev. Derek Longbrake (At Large)
  • Rev. Michael McNamara (Adelphi), Chair
  • Rachel Pacheco (Pilgrims)
  • Rev. Rachel Landers Vaagenes (Georgetown)

Teams of Mission Coordination

  • College Ministries Team
  • Mark Eakin (Warner Memorial)
  • Rachel Pacheco (Pilgrims)
  • Clark Lobenstine
  • Rachel Vaagens

Global Mission Team

  • Mark Reimers (Clifton), Chair
  • Judith Dahmann (OPMH), Global Mission Advocate
  • Global Mission Advocate Melissa McClellan (Westminister/Alex)
  • Derek Longbrake liaison to MCC

Middle East Concerns Committee/Israel/Palestine Mission Committee

  • Bill Plitt and Paul Verduin Co Chairs
  • Yenny Delgado (Bethesda) Liaison to MCC

Peace & Justice Team

  • (Hunger, Peacemaking, Disaster Assistance, Ecumenical, Anti-Racism, Affordable Housing)
  • Betty Newton (Northwood)
  • Barbara Allen (Calvary)
  • Mark Gaskill, Brian Hamilton, Yenny Delgado (Bethesda)

Urban Ministry

  • Brian Hamilton and BPU members
  • Young Adult Volunteer Program
  • Becca Messman, Chair of the Board
  • Cynthia Gervais, liaison to MCC

Self Development of People Committee

  • Gloria Pendleton, Chair (Northwood)
  • Bob Bell, Ruth Noel (Takoma Park) Phil Tom, Barbara Allen (Calvary)liaison to MCC

Earth Care Network

David Kepley, Convening Chair

  • Alison Bennett, Communications
  • Mike McNamara Liaison to MCC

Click HERE to see a video about the Habitat for Humanity Build that NCP helped to fund.