Ariel Mink: Interim Pastor

Ariel started as our Interim Pastor on July 1, 2018.  In addition to her service here at the Presbyterian Church of Novato as a Commissioned Pastor, she has served at the Presbytery level as Moderator of the Presbytery of the Redwoods and as a member of the Presbytery's Council.  She has also been a member of the Committee on the Preparation of Ministry and is currently the co-chair of the Committee on Ministry.  At a national level, Ariel was the Ruling Elder Delegate at the 220th General Assembly and was Co-Moderator of the Second Mid-Council Commission.




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Sally Carbonaro: Director of Children's Ministry



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OPEN POSITION:  Director of Youth Ministry

If you are interested in applying for the Director of Youth Ministry position, please review the job description and contact Ariel for more information.

Tammi Jester: Administrative Secretary

Tammi was born and raised in Ocean City, Maryland.  She moved to San Diego in 1974 and lived there until 2002, when she moved to Novato.  After graduating from UC Santa Barbara, Tammi worked as the promotions manager for a radio station and later as marketing director of a regional mall.  She has two daughters.  Kylie is a junior at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and Jenna is a freshman at Northeastern University in Boston.  Tammi was a stay-at-home mom for 20 years and is so happy to be working again, especially for such a warm and loving church.



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Stephanie Monahan: Financial Secretary

Stephanie Monahan has been Finance Secretary at PCN since 2000.  She enjoys the challenges and day-to-day operations that involve non-profit accounting and feels blessed to work for such a mission-oriented and generous church.  Her background includes hospitality and professional cooking after her BA degree in journalism.  She lives with her husband and three daughters in Novato.




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Linda Ward : Office Assistant

Linda, born and raised in California, has been a member of PCN since 1984 and joined the staff in 2009.  Prior to that, she worked in the real estate business, at Marin County Municipal Court and as a dispatcher at Gnoss Field, where she met husband John (they married at PCN).  Linda is a member of Novato Theater Company and loves to dance.  She and John have two grown children, a daughter and a son and a grandson and granddaughter.




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Katy Hatfield: Director of Traditional Worship

Katy graduated from Oklahoma State University with a Bachelor of Music in vocal performance and piano. She has performed with Dallas Summer Musicals, San Francisco Opera, Marin Opera, West Bay Opera, Cinnabar, Pippin's Pocket Opera, North Bay Opera and Petaluma Harmoneers. In addition to performing, Katy enjoys choral directing- 25 years as choir director and/or organist at All Saints Lutheran Church, chorus director of Marin Opera and Katy Hatfield Singers. She joined the staff as the organist at PCN in2004 and then became the Director of Music in August of 2006. Thank you Barry, Mandi, Spencer and Preston for supporting me in my "Musical Madness!"




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Director of Contemporary Worship

Don Cobb






Other Staff:

Bob McBain, Pianist

Johnson Kitavi,  Janitorial Services

Diane Ashley, Wedding Coordinator 
Rene Garza, Nursery Caregiver
Kathy Takemoto, Clerk of Session

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