First Congregational Church of Orange City United Church of Christ

David Westcott

Pastor (718) 216-1218

I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself. Although I have lived in many places I am a New Englander at heart, I recently relocated to Florida, and am enjoying it very much. I am a graduate of Southern Connecticut State University; where I majored in philosophy and art history, and then went on to receive a Masters of Divinity from Yale, followed by some doctoral studies at Andover Newton Theological School. I was raised in the Episcopal Church but joined the UCC during my second year of seminary. Having been ordained in 1993 I went on to serve churches in Connecticut, Vermont, and New York. Over the years I have served in a number of ecumenical organizations, and for two years served the UCC in an NGO capacity at the United Nations.

Mario Saponaro


Sharon Brown

Church Administrator (386) 775-2462

Sharon emigrated from Northern Ireland in April 2010 with her husband David and their four children. Errin, Josh, Holly, and Poppy . David was a dairy and poultry farmer back in Ireland. They enjoyed farm life but located to the states for a change in lifestyle. Sharon worked for the Royal National Institution for the Blind. She also spent some time as a housekeeper to four Catholic priests. Sharon’s duties are numerous. In addition to all clerical duties she has assumed the treasurer position formerly held by our beloved David Putnam who has recently passed.

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Leadership Ministry 2022


Moderator – Donald Kline
Treasurer – Sharon Brown
Financial Secretary – Ruth Draper
Investment Administrator – David Brown

Public/Community Relations Chair

Wendy Wilson

Trustee Chair

Sam Bass

Deacon Chair

Barbara Peters


Ruth Draper

Memorial & Gifts

Dawn Bass


Patt Kline


David McCarthy