Ministerial Updates for August 2023

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 August 2023.

U, Jacob Baccus, DT, First Congregational Church UCC, Verona, NJ

OM, Megan Berkowitz, P, The Union Church in Waban, Newton, MA

OM, Laurene Bowers, IN, Newman Congregational UCC, Rumford, RI

OM, Carolyn Boyd, OL, Hope UCC, Alexandria, VA

U, Tony Brown, SP, South Shore Community UCC, Chicago, IL

OM, Darryl Cruz, P, Ridge Valley UCC, Sellersville, PA

U, R. Randy Day, P, Mashpee Congregational Church United Church of Christ, Mashpee, MA

U, Elizabeth DeWeese, SP, Brookmeade Congregational UCC, Nashville, TN

OM, Allen Fluent, IN, Saint John’s Westminster Union Church, Cincinnati, OH

LMS, Russ Goliger, SU, First Congregational Church in Worcester Inc, Worcester, MA

OM, Keith Grimm, P, Mount Zion Hay’s UCC, Meyersdale, PA

LM, Geoffrey Gross, P, Cocoa Beach Community Church UCC, Cocoa Beach, FL

OM, Toby Hedgepeth, SP, First Congregational UCC, Asheboro, NC

OM, Nathan Holst, P, Saint John’s UCC, La Pointe, WI

OM, Kirk Johnson, P, Christ Congregation UCC, Princeton, NJ

U, Carol Edling Jolly, P, Trinity United Christian Church, Cheney, KS

U, Danielle Jones, CP, Wayzata Community Church, Wayzata, MN

OM, Cheri Kroon, P, Old First Reformed Church, Brooklyn, NY

OM, Martin Lewis, IN, Pilgrim Congregational UCC, St. Petersburg, FL

OM, Robert Livingston, IN, Edgewood United Church, UCC, East Lansing, MI

MS, Dean Luther, P, Grace United Church of Christ, Mount Carmel, PA

OM, Sylvia Mcdonald-Kaufman, DT, Heritage UCC, Baltimore, MD

OM, James McKenzie, IN, United Church UCC, Marco Island, FL

U, Paula Mehmel, P, Hampton Congregational Church, Hampton, CT

OM, Susan Minasian, DT, Saint John’s UCC, Richmond, VA

LM, Darryl! Moch, DT, United Church of Christ of Fredericksburg, Fredericksburg, VA

OM, Shane Montoya, P, Congregational Church of Birmingham UCC, Bloomfield Hills, MI

OM, Kirk Moore, SP, Peace Memorial UCC, Palos Park, IL

OM, Jonathan Morgan, IN, United Congregational Church of Newport, Middletown, RI

OM, Helen Nablo, IN, Rehoboth Congregational Church, Rehoboth, MA

OM, Kristen Nelson, P, First Congregational UCC, Riverside, CA

OM, Shelli Poe, SP, Little River UCC, Annandale, VA

U, Marissa Rapoza, P, Congregational Church of Mansfield UCC, Mansfield, MA

OM, Kyle Roggenbuck, AP, First Congregational Church of Glen Ellyn UCC, Glen Ellyn, IL

MS, Hollie Schmidt, AP, Plymouth Congregational UCC, Miami, FL

OM, Bruce Schoup, IN, Maidencreek Church, Blandon, PA

U, Timothy Sharp, P, Saint Paul’s UCC, Minnesota Lake, MN

U, Kirstin Shrom-Rhoads, AP, Evangelical Reformed Church, Frederick, MD

U, Sabina Terrades, P, Federated UCC, Webster, MA

LM, Ralph Thompson, IN, Howard Congregational UCC, Nashville, TN

OM, David Voll, IN, First Congregational UCC, Naperville, IL

OM, Robert Wang, IN, Saint Paul’s UCC, Crystal Lake, IL

OM, Fredd Ward, P, First Church of Christ in Hartford, UCC, Hartford, CT

U, Eric Winnette, P, Zion Reformed UCC, Hagerstown, MD

U, Sean Witty, DT, Congregational Church of Harvard UCC, Harvard, MA

OM, Cynthia Worthington-Berry, P, First Congregational UCC, Natick, MA

OM, Alexandra Wright, Y, First Plymouth Congregational UCC, Englewood, CO

OM, Nancy Zorn Micke, IN, Peace United Church of Christ, Brillion, WI

CC: Congregational Christian
CM: Commissioned Minister
DS: Dual Standing
LM: Licensed Minister
LMS: Lay Ministerial Standing
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
DT: Designated-Term 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
CE: Director of Christian Education

The Center for Analytics, Research & Development, and Data (CARDD) 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.