As the staff members of Evangelical Reformed Church, we seek to enable all of our members to celebrate the gospel of Jesus Christ in word and deed.
Pastor Daniel graduated summa cum laude from Catawba College in Salisbury, North Carolina and holds both Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry degrees from Lancaster Theological Seminary in Pennsylvania. She has served on many United Church of Christ boards and committees and is currently serving on the board of the Pension Boards of the United Church of Christ and as a trustee of Catawba College. She is active in the Rotary Club of Carroll Creek.
The rest of the Daniel family consists of the Rev. Kenneth Daniel, President and CEO of United Church Homes of Ohio, and sons, Mark, working in Pittsburgh and Christopher, a recent graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, teaching English in Thailand.
Kimberly Tordoff SextonBorn: Portland, ME 9/19/67
Hometown: Maddison, CT
Current town: Frederick, MD
High School: Daniel Hand High School 1985
College: HOOD College 1989 BS Early Childhood Education
First Job: FCPS 1989-2000
Second Job: Mother 1996 to present
Came to ERUCC in 1989 started working about 2002
Family: Husband Mike (22yrs) a systems engineer for Quadramed, A daughter Catie Junior at Catawba College (majoring in in Vocal performance and music education), son Sean a Freshman at Catawba College ( majoring in Environmental Science), a dog Raven and A cat Sparkle.
Free Time: spending time with family and friends, reading, cooking, crafts, swimming and the beach
Scripture: Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. ~ Jesus (Matthew 19:14)
Bell Choir Director
Kelly Esslinger graduated from Kutztown University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Education for Spanish K-12 and a minor in music (focusing on flute). She was a member of the Kutztown University Marching Unit and a flute ensemble for 6 semesters. She is a Brother of Kappa Kappa Psi (National Honorary Band Fraternity) and an inductee of Sigma Delta Pi (National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society). She actively participated in Kutztown’s Zumba classes and clubs such as Students Promoting Acts of Recycling at Kutztown (SPARK) and Housing and Residence Life.
Here in Frederick Kelly’s first friends were made at ERUCC. Her mother, grandfather, and aunt have all worked as UCC pastors with Pastor Daniel in some capacity and so it was a no-brainer to immediately select ERUCC as her spiritual home. The members and activities of the church substantiated her decision. From New York City, to Isabella’s, all the way down to Washington, D.C., she has seen what it means to “be the church” and aspires to uphold such activism. She looks forward to a bright future at ERUCC!
Employment: Homewood Retirement Center 1978-1981, Geico 1981-1983, McGurk’s Inn 1984-200, Little Professor 1987-1989, FCC 1989-1996, Hood 1996-1998, R. F. Kline’s 2000-2003, self-employed home child care 2003-present, ERUCC 2015-present
Family: 2 children – Christine Thompson & Robert Lennox. Christine, age 33, resides in Richmond with her husband, Patrick, retired Army, daughter Samantha, age 14 & daughter Elizabeth (Izzy), age 8. Robert, age 31, currently resides at home. He has 3 children. Alexis, age 11, Nathan, age 5 & Rebecca (Becca), age 3. My parents recently moved into the Lodge at Homewood. My sister resides in Walkersville.
Favorite quote: I do not at all understand the mystery of grace–only that it meets us where we are but does not leave us where it found us. -Anne Lamott
Music Director and Organist
Children’s and Youth Choirs Director
Employment: I serve as the Social Media Director for ERUCC. I am responsible for all of the posts, videos and photos that you scroll through on our church Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. I try to keep it fun and interactive with the building updates, picture quotes and the Church Street Chat. You may have seen me around Frederick often when I worked as the Assistant Promotions Director for Manning Media (Key 103 FM /106.9 The Eagle FM/MORE FM/ MAX Country FM/ WARK AM). You may have also caught me performing around town. I am recording and performing musician, performing marimba concerts at local nursing homes as well as benefit concerts for organizations such as the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition- Frederick Chapter.
Favorite Activities: I love talking about new social media ideas, music and the music business industry. I live locally in the Frederick area and love to spend time downtown, I love spending time with my friends and church family and my 4 year old Australian Shepherd, who I am freakishly obsessed with.
The church staff may be reached by calling the Church office at 301-662-2762, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., or by sending e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. There is also an answering machine to leave a message.