Pastor and Spiritual Director
Rev. Liz Larrivee (Pastor Liz) has been serving as our pastor since March 15, 2020. She graduated with a Master of Divinity (M.Div.) from Central Theological Seminary on May 16, 2020. She was ordained in the United Church of Christ on October 3, 2021. She received the highest honor of those graduating—The Presidential Citation—for academic achievement. In addition, she was recognized with the Wheeler-Proctor Award for Excellence in Theology. Pastor Liz also holds an M.B.A. with a specialization in organizational change management from the University of Maryland, College Park where she received an academic fellowship. Her favorite Scripture verse is John 15:15 in which Jesus says, "I have called you friends."
Tiffanie Waldron is a graduate of Eastern Michigan University with a degree in Music Education. Her vocal performances have ranged from private events to working with the Michigan Opera Theatre. With the Michigan Opera Theatre, Ms. Waldron has performed in several opera works such as Aida, Paggliaci, Margaret Garner, and Porgy and Bess. She has directed the FCUCC Ypsilanti choir since 2011. Ms. Waldron is currently an elementary music teacher.
Vishnu Srinivas is a Junior at the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre and Dance, majoring in Piano Performance. Vishnu was formerly a pre-college piano student at the Manhattan School of Music. He has received numerous first place awards at the national and international level in the past—including the Rosamond Haeberle Music Competition, the Vivo International Music Competition, and the Hudson Valley Music Competition. Vishnu has performed on multiple occasions at Carnegie's Weill Recital Hall and the Kaufman Center’s Merkin Hall. He is also pursuing a degree in Business Administration at the University of Michigan Ross School of Business. In his free time, Vishnu loves to watch football and play chess.