Meet the PNC

These are the members of the Pastor Nominating Committee (PNC):

Beth Borden is a retired school administrator where her most cherished role was leading countless interview teams to bring in the best and brightest teachers and administrators to inspire, nurture and challenge students to be their best.  As a SAPC elder, she has served as Mission Chair, Session member and Soup Kitchen coordinator. She is currently focusing her energy on the work of the PNC. She lives with her husband and their four cats and they keep busy staying fit, spending time with family and fostering kitties.  

Harold Haugeto is currently the Director of Operations at Electric Boat, responsible for all piping and steel trades construction activities involved in building nuclear powered submarines for the US Navy.  Upon graduation from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in 1997, Harold not only joined Electric Boat, but also Joined St. Andrew Presbyterian Church.  Harold met his wife Amber at church and are raising two boys, David & William.  Harold has served on the Session twice, each for six years as the Property Chair and Finance Chair.  Harold also served on the Board of Deacons. 

Joe Jackson went back to school (part time), after retiring from the Navy, to get his Master’s degree in computer science while he worked at Electric Boat. He later worked for a small software company and then Sonalyst before retiring. After retiring for good he decided it was time to give his time away and started volunteering for Habitat for Humanity, Mystic Seaport and now Meals on Wheels. He joined SAPC in 1974 and has served on the Session in various capacities and has been on the past two PNCs. He found out that volunteering is as rewarding as working, only the pay is in a different form.

Kelly Milton was the Director of Guest & Member Services at Mystic Aquarium for 28 years and retired to be the stay-at-home grandma after her granddaughter was born. She has volunteered for several organizations in the community and is the President of The Big Red Memorial Fund, a non-profit founded by her family and dedicated to helping underprivileged children to be able to play in organized sports programs. After retiring, she became involved with the church. She currently serves as the Treasurer, served as a Deacon helping with food and backpack drives and will be serving on Session. Kelly and her husband, Gary, enjoy travelling to research their family history.

Diane Snider‘s resume includes social work and discharge planning in hospital, retirement community and nursing home settings.  Her church involvement has been as a Deacon responsible for working with Groton Human Services in support of their Thanksgiving food drives and backpack drives for children, as well as leading the church Mealmakers program and Equal Exchange fair trade and Alternative Market programs.  Diane lives with her family in Groton and indulges her love of jewelry by working part-time in Mystic at an antique jewelry store. 

  • Our PIF Process 
  • Our first contact with you will likely be by email to set up a phone interview. 
  • Once the phone interview is completed, we will follow up with you by email. 
  • If selected for an interview with the full Pastor Nominating Committee, we will schedule with you by email. 
  • We expect interviews to be via Zoom and to last 45 minutes to one hour, approximately. 
  • Follow-up Zoom interviews may be requested.