Project Update from the Town Clock CDC

By Susan Kramer-Mills, Executive Director

Small steps seems to be the course we are taking with the plans for the re-design project of the sanctuary.

The State Historic Preservation Office performed a site visit and reviewed with the Town Clock CDC and the Development Team the present designs of Dina’s Dwellings. The next steps are hiring an archeologist to perform some preliminary excavations around the back of the sanctuary building. This once again delays our timeline, although we are in good hope of moving forward.

Furthermore, as I have moved into the position of Executive Director of the Project, Sherri Novack has been elected Board President. We are glad to have her in this position and to have Sherri’s particular marketing skills come to good use.

As the Project continues, the Board realized the need to expand Board members with people of particular expertise. Thus, Mary Peppe, the Manager of the Amboy Bank here in New Brunswick was invited to join. Our Treasurer is looking forward to sharing some of the financial responsibilities with Mary. Further invites are being extended as we look to build greater relationships with our community.

And, John Keller’s wonderful colleagues will be treating us with a special performance reading on Saturday, November 17th at 6:00 pm. All proceeds are to help create Dina’s Dwellings.

About Susan Kramer-Mills

Susan Kramer-Mills' journey as a pastor has led her to a variety of places. Before attending McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago she was a Volunteer-in-Mission for two years West Berlin, Germany. After returning to the United States and graduating from seminary, she returned with her husband Hartmut to Germany. From 1990 to 1992 she was campus chaplain and registrar at Naumburg Seminary in former East Germany. With the closing of the seminary she assumed the pastorate for the yoked congregations of Stoessen, Goerschen and Rathewitz in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. At the same time she taught Religious Instruction at two public elementary schools until 1998. During this time she was assigned six additional congregations to the original three. In 1998, she received a call as Associate Pastor to Trinity Presbyterian Church in East Brunswick, New Jersey. She served in that position until 2000, when she and her husband accepted a call as co-pastors to First Reformed Church in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Since April 1, 2004, Rev. Kramer-Mills has also been working part-time as Classis Minister to the Classis of New Brunswick.
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