Larissa grew up in a Congregational Church in Connecticut, where she was baptized, confirmed and married. As a teenager she taught Sunday School and mentored confirmands. She and her husband Travis joined our church twelve years ago, just before the oldest of their three children was born. Larissa, who was a high school science teacher, has volunteered as a church school teacher and a member of the Christian Education Committee over the past several years and has assisted Gretchen Davis, the Interim Church School Coordinator, in planning the 2022 Vacation Bible School.
She is responsible for running the pre-K through 7th grade Church School program by registering students for classes, recruiting and training teachers and volunteers, and planning the class lessons. Working with the Christian Education Team, she will also plan and oversee Rally Sunday, the Christmas Pageant, and Children’s Sunday. Larissa will communicate regularly with the Church School parents via email and attend church staff meetings. As Church School Coordinator, Larissa hopes to see the Church School program grow by welcoming new families to our church community and by keeping all the children engaged in the program.
In her spare time Larissa loves to garden, tending to her perennials, fruit trees, and vegetables.