UCC Faith Community Nurse Network Leadership Team

The UCC Faith Community Nurse Network is under the auspices of the Health Care Justice Program, Justice and Witness Ministries

For more information, please contact:

Barbara Baylor, MPH, CHES
Program Minister for Health Care Justice
Phone: 216-736-3708   FAX 216-736-3703  Email:
baylorb@ucc.org

Leadership team 

Rebecca (Becky) Anton, MSN, RN
Co-Chair, UCC FCN Network
Commissioned Minister of Congregational Health
Parkside Community Church
5700 South Land Park Drive
Sacramento, CA 95822
(916) 421-0492 Church
(916) 428-7927 Home
(916) 996-6518
(916) 421-0583 Fax
Email:ranton39@sbcglobal.net

Rev. Donna Smith-Pupillo, RN
Executive Director, Deaconess Parish Nurse Ministry Network
475 E. Lockwood Ave., Suite 113
Webster Groves, MO 63119
(314) 918-2596 Office
Email: dsmith-pupillo@eden.edu

Alyson Breisch, MSN, RN, FCN
Co-Chair, UCC FCN
Commissioned Minister of Congregational Health
United Church of Chapel Hill
1321 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
(919) 942-3540 Church
(919) 724-0586 Cell
(919) 942-3540 Fax
Email: alyson.breisch@gmail.com

Wendy Merriman, MA, RN, FCN
Commissioned Minister of Health and Pastoral Care
Manager, Faith Community Nursing and Health Ministry
St. Anne’s Hospital
807 Neck Road
Tiverton, RI 02878
(508) 674-5600 Ext. 2064 Office
(401) 635-0161 Home
(401) 487-3819 Cell
Email: whmerr@aol.com

Peggy Matteson, PhD, RN, FCN
Commissioned Minister of Congregational Health
26 North Water Street
Portsmouth, RI 02871
(401) 401-724-7700 Office
(401) 683-7475 Home
Email: PeggyMatteson@cox.net

Alvyne Rethemeyer, MSN, RN
Commissioned Health Minister Former Director of Parish Nurse Ministry,
Deaconess Parish Nurse Ministries
800 Matson Hill Road
Defiance, MO 63314
(636) 798-2423 Home
Email: krethemeyer@centurytel.net

Linda Morgan, BSN, RN
Faith Community Nurse
Community UCC
2208 Plymouth Dr.
Champaign, IL 61821
(217) 352-6375 Home
(217) 344-5091 Church
Email: lindamorgan@sbcglobal.net

Rev. Amos Acree, RN
Consultant, Parish Nurse Ministry
United Church Homes, Inc.
c/o 108 Eastwood Parkway
Depew, NY 14043
(716) 671-8125 Work/Home
Email: revrn@juno.com
Rev. Yoruba Siddiq
M.Div., RN, BSN
Faith Community Nuse
Kenwood UCC
Associate Minster of Health & Senior Ministry
African American Health & Ethnic Issues
5521 S. Bishop Street
Chicago, IL 60636
(773) 368-3110 Cell
(773) 433-2379 Home
Email: yorubasiddiq@hotmail.com
Rev. Sheryl Cross, RN, MSN, M.Div
Chair Emeritus UCC FCN Network
Retired Pastor - Illinois South Conference UCC
655 Florissant, MO 63031
(314) 837-7339 Home
(314) 605-7040 Cell
(314) 837-1108 Fax
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CONTACT INFO

Ms. Barbara T. Baylor
Policy Advocate for Health and Wholeness Issues
100 Maryland Avenue, NE
Suite 300
Washington, District of Columbia 20002
202-543-1517
baylorb@ucc.org