Authorized Ministerial Updates for December 2014

Ministerial changes reported in the Data Hub—the UCC’s information system for ministers and churches—for new positions/calls entered into the system in December 2014.

CC: Congregational Christian
CM: Commissioned Minister
DS: Dual Standing
LM: Licensed Minister
MID: Member in Discernment
MS: Ordained Ministerial Partner Standing
OM: Ordained Minister 
POC: Privilege of Call
U: Unknown/No UCC Standing
P: Pastor
SP: Senior Pastor
CP: Co-pastor
AP: Associate or Assistant Pastor
IN: Interim Pastor
SU: Supply Pastor
Y: Youth Ministry
OL: Other local church position
MM: Minister of Music
PE: Pastor Emeritus
CE: Director of Christian Education

U, Caroline Ainsworth, Y, Congregational Church of New Canaan, New Canaan, CT
LM, Lori Alexander, OL, Saint Paul’s United Church of Christ German Township, Evansville, IN
OM, Kerby Avedovech, IN, Coral Isles UCC, Tavernier, FL
OM, Caroline Bail, IN, First Congregational UCC, East Longmeadow, MA
OM, Joseph A. Bair, SU, United Church of Christ, Wheatland, WY
MID, Cecilia F. Baxter, CE, Christ Church UCC, Bethlehem, PA
OM, Joseph W. Blotz, CP, First Church of Christ in Mansfield Congregational, Mansfield Center, CT
OM, Pamela C. Braid, P, Christ’s Promise, Auburndale, FL
DS, Don Brown, P, Salem United Church of Christ, Bath, PA
U, Karen Burke, CP, Antioch UCC, Harrisonburg, VA
U, Robby Burke, CP, Antioch UCC, Harrisonburg, VA
OM, Mark Burns, SP, Mount Zion UCC, China Grove, NC
LM, Robbie Carlson, CE, Faith United Church of Christ, Windsor, CO
OM, Machael Carter, P, Shiloh United Church of Christ, Fayetteville, NC
MID, Thomas W Caruso, IN, Elias United Church of Christ, Newmanstown, PA
U, Natalie Chamberlain, IN, First Congregational, Tulare, CA
OM, Brenda Clark, P, Saint John’s UCC, Bellefonte, PA
U, David Clark, SP, Bay Shore Community Congregational UCC, Long Beach, CA
OM, Andrew James Courtney, SP, Bethany UCC, Cuyahoga Falls, OH
POC, Caroline L. Dean, AP, Christ Church, Summit, NJ
OM, William K Dunlap, P, Congregational Church of Union UCC, Union, CT
OM, Michael L. Eckroth, P, Christ Church of Bath, UCC, Bath, PA
OM, Joycelyn Emerson, IN, Stanley Congregational UCC, Chatham, NJ
OM, Jane Anne Ferguson, IN, Plymouth Congregational UCC, Fort Collins, CO
U, Joe Garabedian, IN, First Armenian Church, Belmont, MA
OM, Thomas Gerstenlauer, SP, South Congregational UCC, Springfield, MA
LM, Robyn Gray, P, First Congregational UCC, Berwyn, IL
LM, Irene Gulovsen, SU, Godfrey Congregational Church UCC, Godfrey, IL
MS, Jerri Handy, AP, Congregational Church of San Mateo UCC, San Mateo, CA
LM, Daniel Harrison, P, Elk Spur UCC, Fancy Gap, VA
OM, Darrin Eugene Harvey, SP, First United Church of Christ, Galion, OH
OM, Raymond J. Jachowski, P, Brownback’s UCC, Spring City, PA
LM, Zachary Jackson, P, Community UCC, Reading, PA
DS, Julie Johnson Staples, IN, The Riverside Church UCC, Manhattan, NY
U, Don Jones, SU, United Church of Christ, Deltona, FL
OM, Beverly Sue Kahle, P, Saint Paul UCC, Nashville, IL
OM, Raymond Kostulias, P, First Congregational Church UCC, Andover, CT
DS, William Kren, SP, Congregational United Church of Christ, Dearborn, MI
OM, Nicole M. Lamarche, P, Silicon Valley Progressive Faith Community, San Jose, CA
OM, Frank L. Lamson, SU, Crossroads Community UCC, Melbourne, FL
OM, Thomas Lenhart, IN, Plymouth Church of the Pilgrims, Brooklyn, NY
OM, Jeremy Mann, P, Emmanuel UCC, Bluffton, OH
OM, Matthew J. Mardis-LeCroy, SP, Plymouth Congregational UCC, Des Moines, IA
MID, Sally P. May, IN, First Congregational UCC, Burlington, VT
OM, Alberta McLaughlin, P, Sand Hill UCC, Aberdeen, NC
OM, Frances M. Merkel, SU, Saint John’s/Gernants/E & R UCC, Leesport, PA
OM, Douglas S. Moore, IN, North Congregational UCC, Saint Johnsbury, VT
OM, Douglas S. Moore, IN, South Congregational Church, Saint Johnsbury, VT
OM, Patrick Nicolino, P, First Congregational UCC, Elyria, OH
OM, Dave Phillips, CP, Friedens United Church of Christ of Geronimo, Seguin, TX
OM, Sonja M. Phillips, CP, Friedens United Church of Christ of Geronimo, Seguin, TX
OM, Mark H. Pickett, P, First Christian UCC, Burlington, NC
OM, Ann P. Plumley, CP, First Church of Christ in Mansfield Congregational, Mansfield Center, CT
U, Kyle Powderly, IN, Church of the Holy Trinity UCC, Hagerstown, MD
OM, Glenda W. Prins, IN, First Congregational UCC, Fairport, NY
OM, Melinda Quellhorst, SP, Grace United Church of Christ, Lancaster, OH
OM, William A. Ragan Jr, AP, Payson Park Church, Belmont, MA
U, Julian Riklon, P, Sacramento Marshallese Ministry UCC, Sacramento, CA
OM, Letizia D. Roberts, P, Chadash Community UCC, Aurora, CO
OM, Kay Rodgers, OL, United Christian Parish, Reston, VA
MID, Beth Rogers, AP, First Congregational UCC, Holliston, MA
MID, Julie Rogers, OL, Church of Covenant Federated, Boston, MA
U, Jim Ross, P, First Congregational Church, Ripon, CA
OM, Robert H. Ross, AP, West Parish Congregational UCC, Bethel, ME
OM, Jared Ruark, P, Saint John’s UCC, Mansfield, OH
LM, Tanya Schmitz, IN, Zoar United Church of Christ, Evansville, IN
MID, Greg Smitih, IN, Congregational UCC, Fort Myers, FL
MID, Melissa Sternhagen, P, Saint Peter’s UCC, Smithboro, IL
LM, Linda Stoecklin, OL, Immanuel/Ferguson UCC, Ferguson, MO
POC, Anthony Sullivan, AP, God Can Ministries, Ford Heights, IL
U, Ma’a Utumapu, P, Ola Fou, Marina, CA
LM, Carl D. Vass, SU, Congregational UCC, Danville, IA
U, Susan W. Verbrugge, P, Glade Church, Blacksburg, VA
OM, Donna Tetreault Vuilleumier, OL, The Eliot Church of South Natick Inc, South Natick, MA
OM, Suzanne E. Wagner, P, Congregational UCC, Orange, CT
U, Marsha M Webster, IN, Saint John’s Westminster Union Church, Cincinnati, OH
U, Corrine (Windy) Welsch, OL, Faith United Church of Christ, Muscatine, IA
OM, Farao Wendt, P, Samoan Congregational Church of Jesus Christ, Daly City, CA
OM, Paul Werner, P, Trinity Congregational UCC, Winter Haven, FL
U, Candace Whitman, P, Union Chapel UCC, Fishers Island, NY
OM, Bonnie Whittier, P, Christ United Church of Christ, Codorus, PA
OM, Jack Wieczorek, IN, Saint Paul’s UCC, Laramie, WY
OM, Audrey C. Wiggins, CE, Bethesda UCC, Bethesda, MD
OM, Jeffrey L. Willey, P, Christ United Church of Cypress, Cypress, TX
OM, Douglas A. Wooten, P, First United Church of Christ, Franklinton, NC

The Center for Analytics, Research and Data (CARD) provides oversight of the UCC Data Hub through which ministerial changes are made. However, Conferences and Associations are responsible for reporting changes and maintaining ministerial records in this system. If you have questions about this information, please contact the appropriate Conference or Association.