Meet the Pastor, Staff & Church Council

Guest Pastors

Our beloved previous pastor, Carol Barriger, has recently left us. We’ll soon be engaging an interim minister to help us on our search for a new minister. In the meantime, we’ll have several guest ministers helping us out, including many old friends from Island United’s history. Stop by and maybe say hello to an old friend!


Music Director, Anna Khaydarova

We are most fortunate to have a classically trained musician as our Music Director.  Anna serves as our choir director during the school year (September through May) and also accompanies the choir, guest musicians and our hymn singing on Sunday mornings.  She received her Bachelor’s Degree with honors from Tashkent University, Uzbekistan and a Master’s Degree from Notre Dame de Namur University. She also provides music lessons to eager young students.

Preschool Director, Rita Enright

With a charming Irish lilt in her voice, Rita directs the priceless staff of our Montessori preschool. She has been the director since 2001, and has a degree in Leadership in Organizational Studies  from St. Mary’s College in Moraga in addition to Montessori training, and State of California CTC Child Development Site Supervisor Permit . To learn more about Rita and our school, please visit the website All Are Friends Montessori Preschool.

Church Council

Our Church Council is elected by the congregation and meets monthly to review our ministries and set forward direction.  All members are invited to attend Council meetings.