Town Clock Community Development Corporation Meets

New Board Member: Sherrilynn Novack was accepted on to the board, thus completing our requirement to have at least thee board members who live within the bounds of New Brunswick.

New Member-At-Large: Maria Paradiso, a Rutgers professor at the School of Social Work will be sitting at the board meetings and providing support, guidance, and suggestions. She comes with ample experience in community outreach and development.

The Finance Chair reported on our proposed budget. A collection of donations from the board members was made; $125 was received. Thus the Treasurer and President were able to open a bank account Amboy Bank on George Street, New Brunswick and to make a deposit.

Fund-raising: The board approved the recommendation to meet with the Finance Committee of First Reformed Church, requesting that the church be named as the CDC’s Guarantor for the $50,000 Pre-development Loan with the Corporation of Supportive Housing.

The board approved the final version of the application to become a Community Housing Development Organization with the city of New Brunswick. The application has been submitted to Glenn Patterson at the Department of Planning & Development.

A separate meeting with a small team for fund-raising was determined, which would then look into other grant and funding sources.

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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