Regional and Judicatory Ministers
Those serving in the ministry of Conferences and Associations are, increasingly, the denomination's "sandwich generation": they witness to, walk with and work through both the dying and the launching of ministries. Association and Conference Ministers support leadership formation and authorization, congregational search and call, regional ministry programs, and shape vision for church vitality.
In the process of Search and Call, Association and Conference Ministers provide validation for UCC Ministerial Profiles (verifying authorization, fitness and standing) in addition to facilitating the circulation of profiles to calling bodies. An overview of the Search and Call Process for the new Ministerial Profile Portal can be found at Search and Call.
The Ministerial Excellence, Support and Authorization (MESA) Team supports regional and judicatory ministers of the United Church of Christ especially through the biennial event, AM21: Authorizing Ministry in the 21st Century. News of AM21 in 2014 will be posted on this page as the event is planned.
Quick links to resources for Association and Conference Ministers:
Rev. Holly MillerShank
Team Leader, Ministerial Excellence, Support and Authorization
700 Prospect Ave.
Rev. Rachel Hackenberg
Minister for Committee on Ministry Resources and Conference Support
700 Prospect Ave