Our Team

Debra Duke  

Rev. Dr. Debra Duke – Senior Pastor Reverend Dr. Debra Duke has served as Senior Pastor for The Community Church of Mountain Lakes since June 2012. She is a graduate of Princeton Theological Seminary, where she earned both her Master of Divinity degree, as well as her Ph.D. in Mission, Ecumenics, and History of Religions. Dr. Duke received her undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College and a Masters degree from Washington University in St. Louis. Dr. Duke also served in the Peace Corp in Senegal.



Hazel Eaton

Ms. Hazel Eaton – Director of Music Hazel recently graduated from Westminster Choir College with a dual degree in Organ Performance and Sacred Music. She graduated Summa Cum Laude with Baccalaureate Honors.  Hazel received Honorable Mention in the 2014 Joan Lippencot Organ Competition, and is a student of Alan Morrison.  Hazel has held organist positions in churches throughout New Jersey, and has performed with the Westminster Symphonic Choir at Carnegie Hall and the Kimmel Center.  She lives in Princeton and enjoys cooking, running, and writing.


Ms.Kathy Youzwak – Parish Associate for Youth and Young Adults  Kathy leads our ministries with youth and young adults.  Kathy has a Master of Divinity degree from the University of Notre Dame as well as a Bachelor of Arts (Theology) degree from Notre Dame. She has been involved in a variety of ministries over the past years, including teaching, serving as a coordinator for young adult ministry, and presenting on topics such as young adult ministry, social justice and spirituality.

 Mr. Ray Rajkumar – Sexton Ray Rajkumar has been sexton at CCML since 1992. Together with his wife, Talari, Ray maintains the building and grounds and sets up for every event. CCML is extremely grateful to Ray and Talari for their efforts and constant devotion to the ministries and families of CCML.


Ms. Susan Post – Office Administrator Susan has been the office administrator for CCML since 2012. Susan enjoys spending her spare time with family and friends, working out and taking care of her kids. She loves helping people.

Ms. Linda Steenbock – Financial Administrator Linda joined us in April 2015. She previously ran a family business.  Linda also helps Brookside Community Church UCC with their books.