Board of Directors

The current members of the DCCC Board of Directors are:

Steve Baden, Pastor (serves as a consulting member but does not vote)

James Snodgrass, Chairman

Dan Bugbee, Vice Chairman

Carol Gagliardi, Secretary

Cathy Riley Hackbart, Board Member

Diane Adams serves as Treasurer but is not a member of the Board of Directors.

Incoming board members as of January 17, 2021 are Daniel Parsley and Jane Ahrold. The new board members have not met yet to determine board positions. Carol Gagliardi and James Snodgrass will be stepping off of the DCCC Board when the January 17 meeting is held to welcome new board members and transition the team. 


Church members are encouraged to attend the DCCC Annual Meeting December 6 following the in-person church service. COVID-19 safeguards will be followed for both the in-church service and the Annual Meeting following it.

Board of Directors Responsibilities & Elections

Among the duties and responsibilities of the Board of Directors are:

  • Defining the vision of Duck Creek Community Church.
  • Writing explicit policies that direct and empower the church leadership and staff.
  • Monitoring those ends and policies. 

The term of a board member is two (2) years. An election for two of the four positions is upcoming.

The church bylaws  state that  the Board of Directors shall not exceed five (5) members, including the Senior Pastor who sits on the board but is not a voting member. Three of the elected board members must be full-time area residents.

Nominations will be accepted from the congregation for a period of time, usually 30 days, prior to an election. Directors will screen the nominations and publish the names of prospective members.   If no disqualifying information is forthcoming, the candidates will be presented to the congregation for affirmation.

Any board member missing more than two (2) out of three (3) regularly scheduled board meetings in any ninety-(90) day period may be automatically removed and so notified by the chairman.  He or she may be reinstated by unanimous vote of the LBoard of Directors.

Board of Directors meetings are held on an as-needed basis.  At the discretion of the Board, staff members or members of the congregation may be present to assist them with business.

A quorum shall consist of a simple majority of the members of the Board of Directors. A passing vote shall consist of a simple majority of the members present, so long as there is a quorum.  Proxy votes will not be accepted.