Ministerial Updates for January 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 January 2023.

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

U, Ross Allen, P, South Acton Congregational Church UCC, Acton, MA
OM, Gary Bagley, P, Hammond Street Congregational UCC, Bangor, ME
OM, Philip Balla, P, Memorial UCC, Toledo, OH
OM, Dawn Berry, DT, Washington Congregational Church, Washington, NH
OM, Cynthia Bland Biggar, IN, North Parish Congregational UCC, Sanford, ME
OM, Dorothy Borden, P, Congregational UCC, Minot, ND
OM, Matthew Carriker, CE, United Parish UCC, Auburndale, MA
OM, Sean Coady, P, South Freeport Congregational Church UCC, South Freeport, ME
OM, Doretta Colburn, P, Sweden Community Church UCC, Sweden, ME
OM, Sarah Anne Colegrove, SU, Standish Congregational Church, UCC, Standish, ME
LM, Tamara Cox, P, Community United Church of Christ, Medford, WI
OM, Laurelyn Craig, DT, Cresskill Congregational UCC, Cresskill, NJ
U, Wendi Danzheiser, OL, Sylvania United Church of Christ, Sylvania, OH
OM, Stephen Davidson, IN, Saint Pauls UCC, Menomonee Falls, WI
U, Gladys Davis, DT, Highwater Congregational United Church of Christ, Newark, OH
LM, Matthew Deen, P, First Congregational Church of Newfane UCC, Newfane, VT
DS, Jeff Donihue, P, Salem United Church of Christ, Huntingburg, IN
OM, Judine Duerwaechter, P, Saint John’s UCC, Sheboygan, WI
OM, Jill Edens, CP, Trinitarian Congregational UCC, Concord, MA
OM, John Edens, CP, Trinitarian Congregational UCC, Concord, MA
OM, Derrick Elliott, SP, Sun Lakes UCC, Sun Lakes, AZ
OM, Elaine Fennell, P, Grace United Church of Christ, Columbus, OH
U, Kipp Gilmore-Clough, SP, Chestnut Hill United Church, Philadelphia, PA
OM, Joylynn Graham, SP, Pleasant Hill Community Church UCC, Pleasant Hill, TN
OM, Darryl Hamm, P, Saint Paul UCC, Oak Harbor, OH
OM, Lisa Hart, IN, Saint John’s UCC, Chesterfield, MO
OM, Kurt Herber, IN, First Parish Church Congregational UCC, Manchester, MA
OM, Cynthia Hoeger, AP, First Congregational UCC, Long Beach, CA
U, Patricia Horst, IN, Salem/Belleman’s UCC, Mohrsville, PA
OM, David Hughes, P, Congregational Church of Wells, UCC, Wells, ME
OM, Joel Hummel, DT, Willow Street UCC, Willow Street, PA
OM, Sonja Ingebritsen, P, Glenside United Church of Christ, Glenside, PA
OM, Nichole Jackson, CP, Open Table UCC, Pottstown, PA
OM, Zachary Jackson, CP, Open Table UCC, Pottstown, PA
OM, Shannon Jammal-Hollemans, AP, First Congregational UCC, Lowell, MI
LM, Randall Koppenhaver, P, Bethlehem UCC, Kiel, WI
LM, Cynthia Lemke, SU, First Congregational United Church of Christ, Staples, MN
OM, Andrea Lloyd, P, Trinitarian Congregational Parish of Castine UCC, Castine, ME
U, Brent Long, SP, First Congregational UCC, Big Timber, MT
LMS, Tameka Love, P, Northwest Community UCC, Las Vegas, NV
OM, Bruce Macleod, IN, First Congregational Church of Leicester, Leicester, MA
OM, Margreta MacRae, DT, First Congregational UCC, Milford, MA
OM, Bert Marshall, P, First Congregational UCC, Dalton, MA
U, Michael McCurry, CP, Unity UCC, Montgomery, AL
U, Tammie McCurry, CP, Unity UCC, Montgomery, AL
OM, Hilary McLellan, P, United Congregational Church Haddam and Higganum, Haddam, CT
U, Mary Meadows, CE, Sylvania United Church of Christ, Sylvania, OH
OM, Christopher Mereschuk, P, First Congregational UCC, Southampton, MA
OM, James Mills, P, Wentz’s United Church of Christ, Worcester, PA
LM, Peter Morris, IN, First Congregational UCC, Platteville, WI
LM, Les Munnik, P, Truax Congregational UCC, Eau Claire, WI
U, Joshua Nemeth, DT, Faith United Church of Christ, Delano, PA
U, Joshua Nemeth, DT, Christ United Church of Christ, Tamaqua, PA
U, Joshua Nemeth, DT, Saint Peter’s UCC, Barnesville, PA
OM, Frank Newsome, IN, Mount Tabor UCC, Lexington, NC
OM, J. Nichols, SU, First Congregational UCC, North Ridgeville, OH
OM, Robert Nolan, P, Hope Congregational UCC, East Providence, RI
LM, Gary O’Gorman, SU, Waterville Union Church, Waterville, VT
OM, Evelyn Oliveira, AP, Circular Congregational UCC, Charleston, SC
OM, Andrew Ponder Williams, P, United Community Church, UCC, St. Johnsbury, VT
OM, Ashley Popperson, AP, Old South Church UCC, Boston, MA
OM, Philip Price, IN, Saint Paul’s UCC, Downers Grove, IL
OM, Richard Pulling, IN, Saint John’s Blymire’s UCC, Dallastown, PA
OM, Sara Rabe, P, First Congregational UCC, Fort Atkinson, WI
OM, Joseph Schulte, IN, First Congregational of Lincoln UCC, Lincoln, ME
U, Adam Shanaman, P, United Church of Christ, Buckland, OH
OM, Paul Shupe, SU, First Congregational Church, Scarborough, ME
U, Laurence Shutske, P, First United Church of Christ, Bourbon, IN
OM, James Simonds, IN, Mount Zion UCC, China Grove, NC
OM, Donna Spencer-Collins, IN, Congregational UCC, Groveland, MA
CC, Seth Stout, SP, First Congregational UCC Marysville, Marysville, OH
U, Alissa Thompson, SP, The United Church of Granville, Granville, OH
DS, Robert Turner, DT, Community UCC, Reading, PA
OM, Judith Wang, IN, Saint John UCC, Arlington Heights, IL
OM, Joyce Wealand, IN, Saint John’s UCC, Newark, OH
MS, Steven Welker, IN, Congregational UCC, Arlington Heights, IL
OM, Kelli Whitman, IN, First Congregational Christian UCC, New Gloucester, ME
U, William Wisneski, DT, Brownback’s UCC, Spring City, PA
OM, Carla Wobschall, P, First Congregational UCC, Marietta, OH
U, Dayhige Wright, SP, Saint John’s Congregational Church UCC, Springfield, MA
OM, Brandon Yaghjian-Tison, SP, Bolton Congregational Church, UCC, Bolton, CT

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.