The Mantle has been passed! John Charles Smith is our new Church Historian having assumed the responsibilities of leading the Historic Records Committee from “honorably retired” George Fricke. John is no newcomer to this church – he is a member of the “50 years and MORE membership club”! John shares more than his passion for history with the church. He is the landscape architect who designed both the landscape plan for the Church House when it was built 50 years ago, and also created the design for the Memorial Garden. He continues to give property care guidance to the Trustees. You can reach John with questions related to Historic Records at