WHO WE ARE - Our team


Join Our Family!

Braden River Presbyterian Church came into Existence in 1997!  It is a small Church, but packed with so many Down-to-Earth People from all over the Country, along with many Original Members to keep us abreast of the History behind it!


Our New Pastor - Shannon Jung

We are excited to Welcome our New Pastor to BRPC! He brings a wealth of Knowledge, Interesting Sermons, along with with Bride Patti!

Email Shannon directly:  Pastor@BradenRiverPC.com


Admin Assistant - Mary Beth Mansfield

We are very fortunate to have Mary Beth join our Church Family as the Administrative Assistant.  She comes to us with a wealth of knowledge and is eager to learn everything that she can in order to help relieve some of our Elders and restore this position!

Email Mary Beth directly:



Choir Director - Jeanette Hocking

Jeanette has given her all to this Church and Choir for so many years!  She is very creative, especially with such a small Choir, and provides music in any way the she can each Sunday! 


The Treasurer - Julie McMahon

Julie is the best!  She is very detail-oriented and makes sure that everything is spot on and taken care of!  Don't mess with her Books!

Email:  Treasurer@BradenRiverPC.com   


Clerk of Session - Lois McGill

We are very lucky to have Lois in this Position!  She overlooks the Church and is an absolute Professional with fulfilling the responsibilities she has been handed!  Lois gives her all in everything that she takes on!

Email Lois:  BradenRiverPC@msn.com


Head Usher - Leroy Hocking

Long-time Member Leroy is very dedicated to BRPC and truly cares about his Church responsibilities, as well as the People who attend here.  He is a Great Asset to our Church!


Parish Associate - Rev Luis Ojeda

Luis does a wonderful job and truly cares about the Members of our Church!

A parish associate is a minister who serves in some validated ministry other than the local parish, or is a member-at-large, or is honorably retired, but who wishes to maintain a relationship with a particular church or churches in keeping with ordination to the ministry of the Word and Sacrament. 


Karrie Drendel

Audio/Video Tech

We are fortunate to have Karrie take care of our Sunday Sermons as the person to keep our ears a hearing and our eyes a watchin'! 

Also, Karrie helps out with playing the Organ when we need an accent to the Piano.


Our BRPC Choir!

Thank You to our Choir Members for practicing and giving the best Musical teaching possible!

And, to the Beautiful Piano Accompanists 

Jayne Strouse and Pam Huebschman!

Choir Members from Back Left:

Jayne, Pam, Beth Mostransky, Evelyn Surles, Gene Monroe, Genie Ward, Karen Cirillo, 

Cecy Grabowski, and Beth Hocking

meet our elders



Class of 2021

Pam Tuohey - Mission

Leroy Hocking - Grounds & Building

Evelyn Surles - Worship & Fellowship

Beth Hocking - Technology & Facilities

Lois McGill - Congregational, Nuture, &  Evangelism

Class of 2022

Joan Barney - Nurturing


January 2020 Congregational Meeting

Our 2020 Elders reporting all of the Great things that are happening with our Church! New Landscaping, Painting, Website, Facebook Posts, Outdoor Lighting and Safety, and much more to come!


Ask Our Elders!

Our Elders are here for the betterment of the Church and are listening when the Congregation speaks.  Please feel free to ask questions!


Pam Tuohey

We are very grateful to have Pam as our Lead for Missions!  She does a wonderful job in instilling excitement in the Congregation to donate to the Organizations that need our Help! 


Leroy Hocking

Leroy has given his all to the Church in maintaining and keeping it safe, along with getting it updated and looking nice! 


Evelyn Surles

Well, what can we say?  Evelyn takes great pride in making sure the Church and our Worship goal is met each and every week!  We thank her for giving it her all!


Beth Hocking

Beth has taken over the Technology and bringing the Church up-to-date with the New Website and Facebook Site!  Please view it often as any Events, Missions, etc are on it, along with emails to contact people directly. Also, she assists with the Grounds and Church maintenance.


Lois McGill

We are very lucky to have Lois in this Position!  She overlooks the Church and is an absolute Professional with fulfilling the responsibilities she has been handed!  Lois gives her all in everything that she takes on!

Email Lois:



Joan Barney

Welcome to Joan!  She is  our Newest Elder and are very thankful for her stepping it and helping us!  Joan will be taking on the Nurturing of the Church to try and build our Membership for the Future of BRPC!


What is an Elder:

Our Church Leaders are know as Ruling Elders who are elected by the Congregation, Ordained for Life and serve for a period of 3 years on the governing body called the Session.  Elders previously ordained may be elected to serve again after going off Session for at least 1 year.

Each Elder at BRPC is also a Team Leader responsible for the care and function of a particular Ministry Team. Serving Elders meet as scheduled by the Session to discuss and direct the Business of the Church.  Church Members and Friends are encouraged to discuss their ideas and concerns with the Elders serving on Session.