Church Committees                                   



Lay Leader
Staff-Parish Committee Chairman
John Goess

John started a roofing business over thirty five
years ago and his workmanship, expertise
and honesty are well known throughout
Long Island.  He has attended our church
since 1957 and was confirmed here in 1970.
John has always been very active in the church
and clearly is very much a part of God's family.
Mr. Goess is presently the Chairman of the
Staff-Parish committee and a member of the
Board of Trustees as well as an active member
of the Administrative Council.  John has been
and continues to be very active in the music
ministry in our church for over 40 years and
clearly enjoys doing so. John met his lovely
wife Bonnie in our church and they have
been married for 34 years and have
5 beautiful children.





Lay Leader Emeritus
Howard Ross

Howard Ross retired from the Bell System in
1990 after a 30 year career spent mostly in
Administrative Law. He is a graduate Electrical
Engineer from the University of Vermont and
in 2010 he was conferred with a PhD in
Liberal Arts. Dr. Ross is the founder of the
Seaford Community Preschool (1968) the
major outreach ministry of the Seaford
United Methodist Church and remains on
the governing committee. He served as Lay
Leader and has certifications in Local Lay
Speaking and Hospital Visitation ministry.
Active in church leadership positions for
over 49 years, he was on the Administrative
Council and was Chairman of Finance. A
former member of the Board of Trustees,
he was chairman of the Insurance
sub-committee and also a member of the
Parsonage Committee. In 2010 Dr. Ross, a
member of the American Guild of Organists,
retired as church organist having held that
position for 23 years. A widower, he has two
children and three grandsons. He is a life
member of the Seaford Lions club, a life
member of the American Arbitration
Association, a life member of the IEEE and
life member of the Seaford Historical Society.




Superintendent of Studies Program
Emeritus
Isabella Cavaco

Isabella Cavaco has been involved in Sunday School work since her late teen years. She is challenged and intrigued by involvement with children (and adults) in an environment where God's love for us can be shared and the importance of His presence in our everyday life can be taught and stressed. For the past 33 years, she has been our Church School Superintendent and for the last 30 years the Director of our Vacation Bible School . Mrs. Cavaco has also been a teacher in our Preschool for the last 22½ years. Spiritually and socially, Bible study is very important to her.
  Isabella and her husband, Manny, were married for almost 51 years. They have
been blessed with three wonderful children,
their great spouses and six very precious grandchildren. Her family life is very fulfilling.







Church Council Secretary
Marjorie Stewart

Marjorie Steward, along with her
husband Bill, is a life-long member
of the Seaford Methodist Church .
She was a teacher at our Preschool
and she also teaches Sunday school.
Marge is the Recording Secretary
for our Administrative Council.





Financial Secretary
Fellowship Meals
Youth Group

Joan Langton

Joan Langton works as a direct mail client
services representative as a career but loves
Seaford UMC and is an avid baker & crafter.
She is an active member of our congregation
for over 14 years and stays involved in
ministering to both the young & old of our
congregation. Joan is a member of the
Fellowship Committee, Angel Food Committee Co-Chair and is our Financial Secretary. She has two children involved in the youth group and her husband, Mike,
the house going full time as he is a
retired NYPD officer.





Communion Steward
Terry Ciro

Terry, along with her husband Vinny, has been a member of our congregation for
over 25 years. She is the communion steward and dutifully prepares the elements of the Lord's Supper for distribution by our Pastor each Sunday. Terry is also a member of the Parsonage Committee.
She is also the proud mom of our Church Organist, Janet Hoffner.




Nurture Committee Chairman
Fellowship Meals

Walter Francaviglia

Walter Francaviglia has been the Chairman of
Nurture for over 20 years, as well as a Sunday
school teacher for that same period of time.
He is currently the adult bible study teacher.
Walter is a certified Methodist lay speaker
and a member of the Praise Musicians,
playing the drums.  Walter was in the Christian
bookstore business for 20 years, for 10 of those
years managing Calvary Bookstore in NYC. He is
retired from the Nassau County Police
Department as a civilian worker. Along with his
wife, Sandy, he has been an active member of
our church for over 20 years.







Worship Committee
Kathleen Colquhoun

Kathy Colquhoun was a pediatric registered nurse
at Nassau University Medical Center. She worked
there for over 37 years. She is actively involved
with the women's group, Angel Food Ministries,
Blessing of the Animals and Halloween outreach.
She also participates in the Wednesday evening
Bible Study and the Adult
Sunday Morning Bible
Study. Her hobbies include gardening, birding,
cooking and fine dining. She is a member of
Chaine des Rotisseurs. She and her husband
Douglas are proud of their 2 grown children.
Catherine is an accomplished violinist and music
educator and Brian is pursuing a Master's Degree
in Criminal Justice.




Usher
Douglas Colquhoun 

Doug Colquhoun was Associate Director of Respiratory Therapy at Nassau University
Medical Center. He worked there for over
34 years. Hobbies include golfing, fishing
and fine dining. He is a member of
Chaine des Rotisseurs, the world's oldest
international gastronomic society. Both he
and his wife have been active members
of this church for over 20 years.
Mr. Colquhoun is an Usher, a member
of the Board of Trustees and has
participated in the Blessing of the
Animals the past 2 years. He has been
participating in Adult Sunday Morning
Bible Study for over 18 years. He and
his wife Kathleen are proud of their
2 grown children who are alumni of
Seaford United Methodist Church 's
Preschool. Both children are
pursuing Master's Degree.