Our Staff

Katrina Wuensch, Senior Pastor


Katrina graduated from Harvard Divinity School in 2000, and has been serving UCC churches in Massachusetts ever since!

She's been with West Parish since March 2016, and loves the vibrant, welcoming, authentic community.   You can often find her humming hymns, walking her dog or enjoying a good microbrew.

Check out Katrina's weekly thoughts on her blog postings!

Open Position, Music Director


The West Parish Music Search Committee is currently searching for a candidate to lead the West Parish Music Program.    Interested in this position?   Click here for more details!

Victoria Gaisford, Christian Education Director


Victoria has a Masters of Divinity from Harvard Divinity School.  She has 14 years of experience working with children and youth in churches. 

Victoria is approved for ordination, pending call, by the Santa Clara Association of the UCC.  She has four children and is married to Mike, who works in medical devices.  She loves preaching, hiking, singing, making art, and talking about God!

Larisa Henderson, Administrator


Larisa joined the West Parish Staff in December 2017.   


Larisa had previously worked part-time at West Parish, so we are thrilled to have her join us full time!  Larisa has become an intergral  part of the West Parish Community, and you can find her in the office on Mondays through Thursdays!

Susan Berube, Christian Education 


Susan is our new Sunday School teacher for children from Age 4 to Second grade! 


Susan has been the Director of LLL Preschool, located in West Parish, for over 5 years.  Susan teaches with the Godly Play method of storytelling and the children are mesmerized as she weaves tales from thousands of years ago!

Mark Atwood, West Parish Cemetery Superintendent  


Mark has been overseeing and maintaining the West Parish cemetery for 20 years, doing everything from landscaping and tending flowers, to meeting with families and keeping up our gorgeous chapel.


You’ll also see him around the church building, taking care of maintenance and repairs.