Church Without Walls, Berkeley is led by a Board of Elders, a small group of men and women who oversee CWOW’s ministry and staff. Each year, the elders are presented to the members of the congregation for approval for the following ministry year.

You can email the current Elder Team at

2022-23 Elder Team

Deanna Chow Trotter
Abby Jensen
Vinita Lee
Bora Reed
Board Chair
Bora has been a part of CWOW since its inception. She leads a life group and pre-church prayer. Ask her about ultimate frisbee, writing fiction, and the Ignatian Spiritual Exercises.
Erin Schweng
Gustavo Smok
Passionate about serving vulnerable communities, Gustavo is a Social Worker for the SF Family & Children's Services Department. After arriving in the Bay Area in 2005, he felt immediately at home at CWOW, where he currently serves on the Pastoral Care Team and as a Godly Play teacher. Ask him about South America, mountain biking, soccer, Chile and Latin America.
Anne Park Grant
Executive Director

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