5 Doug Smith (right), First Congregational Church

Doug is seen most often making presentations to the congregation as our treasurer, past chair of the Stewardship Committee, member of the Buildings and Grounds committee, and church trustee. He is also a dedicated member of the Board of Mission, and spearheaded our rummage sale this year to ensure healthy proceeds for our giving beyond the walls of the church, including donations to Interfaith Action of Evanston.

Doug is a faithful participant in the Vineyard Fellowship Food Pantry. He leads our volunteer effort once a month at the Vineyard Church where literally tons of food are distributed to those in need in Evanston and Chicago.

As a Deacon, Doug provides consistent care on Sunday mornings, welcoming visitors and members, ensuring our comfort, and promoting a positive atmosphere for worship on Sunday mornings. His kind and loving presence is a model for us all. For these reasons, and more, Doug Smith has been named our congregation’s Vision Keeper for 2017.