PASTOR PAMELA GRIFFITH POND
INTENTIONAL INTERIM PASTORThe Reverend Pamela Griffith Pond is a certified Intentional Interim Pastor who has served congregations in transition in Redwood City, Vallejo, San Francisco, San Lorenzo and Stockton. She served as a settled pastor for five years in San Rafael. She completed Basic Training in Intentional Interim Ministry through the Interim Ministry Network, and certification in Appreciative Transitional Ministry through the Clergy Leadership Institute. Pastor Pamela served as executive director of Marin Interfaith Worker Justice, one of more than 60 affiliated organizations across the country that educate congregations and people of faith about economic justice and mobilize them to support low-wage workers in their struggle for justice in the workplace. Her advocacy for marginalized people has also included night ministry in Seattle and San Francisco, helping secure prenatal care for poor Hispanic women in Orange County, California, and advocating for full inclusion of LGBTQ people in the life and ministry of the ELCA.Pastor Pamela serves on the Sierra Pacific Synod’s Interim Steering Committee. She served on the faculty of The Art of Transitional Ministry during the summer of 2015, and co-facilitates a weekly clergy phone conference through the Clergy Leadership Institute. Pastor Pamela is a co-founder of Stand Up for Neighborly Novato, an affordable housing advocacy group. She has served on the Elder Care Alliance Board of Directors and the Marin Interfaith Council Justice Advocacy Team.Her spouse, Dave Pond, is a software development manager for a medical diagnostics company. They enjoy hiking, reading, gardening, and being run ragged by their golden retriever puppies, Cinnamon Bun and Dancing Moonbeam. Pastor Pamela and Dave have two grown children, Rebekah and Erik, both of whom live in the Bay Area.
Jessie came to Messiah after substituting for us for years. We are so pleased to have had her join our worship team here in the spring of
2016. More information is to come but if you'd like to contact Jessie, please do so through the church e-mail at
Terry is our office administrator and has been with Messiah for 6 years. Terry worked for both Abbott Labs and Telogy in the business world. She has been involved in church administration and music for a number of years and in a truly ecumenical sense, having served Lutheran, Methodist and Presbyterian churches. In addition to her employment at Messiah, Terry is the Director of Music and Worship Ministry at Union Presbyterian Church in Los Altos. Terry can be reached at our main phone line 650.369.5201 (Mon - Thurs 8:30am - 1:30pm) or by e-mail.
Ken Harris is an office volunteer who is invaluable to the operations here at Messiah. He coordinates volunteers for worship; manages our properties and rental agreements; attends to a myriad of miscellaneous needs on a daily basis and generally knows where just about anything is kept. His general office hours are Tuesday through Thursday from 8:30am - 11am.
Owens has been our facilities maintenance coordinator for over 12 years. He serves with a smile and is always willing to help out with special projects and general support of whatever the congregation might need. We are truly blessed with Owens presence here at Messiah.