Transitions
August - September 2008

The Rev. Clifton H. Johnson, 86, who served as race relations director with the former United Church Board of Homeland Ministries, died May 26 in Eugene, Ore., where he was a member of First Congregational UCC.

Johnson founded the Amistad Research Center at UCC-related Fisk University, where he had once served as archivist. He was later named the Amistad Research Center's Executive Director Emeritus by Tulane University, where the Center relocated in 1970.

Johnson distinguished himself as both an academic historian and pioneering justice advocate.

PASTORAL CHANGES
Baker, Cathlin S. New York, NY to West Tisbury UCC, MA
Beauchard, Fredericka to Weatherly Charge, PA
Bishop, Linda to First Cong. UCC, Orange City, FL
Bower, Thomas R. to Cong. UCC, Leslie, MI
Brekke, Gregg D. to Cleveland, OH
Cipolletti, Debbie L. to First Cong. UCC, West Brattleboro, VT
Ciupek-Reed, Rachel Antioch, CA to Mt. Hollywood UCC, Los Angeles, CA
Clark-Killam, Ann Williamstown, MA to Cong. UCC, Richmond, MA
Cope, Brian E. Danville, PA to Cong. UCC, Algonquin, IL
Diters, Mark E. Granby, CT to Flagg Road UCC, West Hartford, CT
Dutoit, Francois J. to First Cong. UCC, Des Plaines, IL
Feyen, Margaret W. to Union Cong. UCC, Green Bay, WI
Forer, Kate S. to First Cong. UCC, Old Greenwich, CT
Freese, Edward Hartford, WI to retirement
Gregory, Mark S. Barrington, IL to Cong. UCC, Yorkville, IL
Hadley, Lynda J. to Dummerston, VT to retirement
Helgeson, Carlan D. Sugarcreek, OH to UCC, Spring Hill, FL
Heintzelman, Ken Sandusky, OH to Shadow Rock UCC, Phoenix, AZ
Hills, Phil Weldon Springs, MO to First Cong. UCC, Escondido, CA
Hindmarsh, Dale N., to First Cong. UCC, Cornwall, VT
Hochhalter, Cara B. Minneapolis, MN to Federated, Charlemont, MA
Latimer, James H. Toledo, OH to Community UCC, Reading, PA
Leahy, Martha R. Newbury, MA to First UCC, Saugus, MA
McCusker, Jean M. to Cong. UCC, Central Village, CT
McSherley, Lon J. Mansfield, OH to Trinity Reformed UCC,  Conover, NC
Moerdyk, Ruth A. Dayton, OH to interim, UCC, Osage, IA
Montgomery, Mark Norwalk, CT to First Cong. UCC, Old Greenwich, CT
Morgan, Donald W. Biloxi, MS to St. John UCC, Elkhart, IN
Nalesnik, Thomas A. W. Yarmouth, MA to Union, Maynard, MA
Nye, Margaret R. Haddam, CT to First Cong. UCC, Andover, CT
Patton, Robert C. Sandusky, OH to Cong. UCC, Claremont, CA
Pych, Virginia to interim, St. John's UCC, Hartford, WI
Schwartz, Detlef to First Cong. UCC, Geneva, NE
Sencabaugh, S. Will S. Deerfield, MA to Cong. UCC, South Dartmouth, CT
Staats, Cory to Cong. UCC, Needham, MA
Stenzel, Richard S. Milwaukee, WI to retirement
Stout, David F. Bedford, OH to Riverview Park, St. Joseph, MI
Traxler, Debra K. to First Cong. UCC, Anthony, KS
Vetter, Todd C. Cos Cob, CT to Pilgrim UCC, Duxbury, MA
Wall, Shannon R. to First Cong. UCC, Darien, CT
Wright, Frank V. Helena, MT to Second Cong. UCC, Attleboro, MA
Pastoral changes are provided by the UCC's Parish Life and Leadership Ministry.

CLERGY DEATHS
Aisenbrey, Donald R., 70, 5/2/2008
Anderson, Richard M., 67, 5/19/2008
Auler, Harold N., 88, 5/1/2008
Barndt, William G., 93, 4/28/2008
Barnes, Charles W., 76, 4/29/2008
Blair, William C., 83, 4/26/2008
Bonner, Harold W., 91, 4/28/2008
Brewer, Alvin C., 77, 4/24/2008
Brown, George W., 84, 5/11/2008
Campbell, W. Fred, 97, 5/9/2008
Cassiday, Donald M., 89, 5/6/2008
Chang, Kwai Sing, 86, 4/12/2008
Childs, Henry M., 90, 4/20/2008
Correll, Harlan G., 81, 5/19/2008
Dillenberger, John, 89, 2/7/2008
Ebersole, Eleanor S., 83, 4/29/2008
Heath, Doris L., 102, 5/14/2008
Kimball, Ralph H., 93, 5/9/2008
Kruse, Earl J., 73, 5/13/2008
McArthur, Harvey K., 95, 1/12/2008
McQuiston, James Elliott, 87, 5/2/2008
Reader, Maxwell, 89, 5/16/2008
Seeber, Gregory L., 61, 4/23/2008
Smith, Carl T., 90, 4/7/2008
Smith, Gregory D., 59, 5/26/2008
Sperry, Gordon H., 86, 4/19/2008
Van Camp, Arthur, 89, 5/18/2008
Yamamoto, Haruo, 81, 4/18/2008

Clergy death information is provided by The Pension Boards.

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