Board of Trustees
Mission Peak Board of Trustees, 2020-2021
Past President: Allysson McDonald – (My pronouns are she/her/hers, but I won’t object to they/their/theirs). Allysson and her husband, Graham Bell, immigrated to the US from Canada in 1989. They have been members of Mission Peak UU for about 25 years and she has held various positions over that time. Allysson works for a non-profit as a case manager and is also very active in her community of Milpitas, including serving on the boards of Hope for the Unhoused and the Sunnyhills Neighborhood Association. She and Graham raised two children who grew up in the congregation and she is now a grandma.
President: DeAnna Alm – (She/her) – Fresh off chairing the Search Team, DeAnna is excited to rejoin the board of MPUUC after a break of some years. She has been a member of many other committees over her 20+ years of membership, including Interim Search, Transition Team, Worship Associates and Membership, and was President for two consecutive terms. She and her husband and two teenaged children live in Fremont. She loves to read, cook, bake sourdough bread and take morning runs along the Alameda Creek Trail.
President Elect: Jen King –
Treasurer: Melissa Holmes – (pronouns – she, her, hers) – Melissa is back on the Board again after taking a year off. Prior to that she had been on the Board for 6 years in various roles including President. Melissa is also the Chair of the newly forming Stewardship Committee. She has also been an RE Teacher, was on the Inclusiveness and Diversity Committee, and has participated on a few “special projects” for Mission Peak, including Leap Of Faith and the Strategic Planning Taskforce. Melissa and her wife Jen King live in North Fremont. They have 3 children, Nathan who started college at USF this year, Armando who is in 9th grade, and Raymond who is in 6th grade. Melissa is a senior manager with the FAA and works at the Air Traffic Control facility in Central Avenue in Fremont. Melissa enjoys downhill skiing, doing puzzles, playing handbells with the Methodists, and reading.
Secretary: Annette Breingan –
Trustee At Large: Eric Ryan – Eric Ryan (he/his) is relatively new to the congregation and this is his first time in a leadership role. He has joined Membership Committee and Justice Council, and is active on the sandwich squad. Eric trained as a physicist and has been known to make very tiny things. He and his wife Allie King moved to Fremont four years ago and joined Mission Peak two year ago. They rent a house in central Fremont with two roommates and their dogs. He enjoys board games, ultimate Frisbee, and letting their dog Karl Pupper out for a run.
Trustee At Large: Michelle Wallace –