Ministerial Updates for July 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 July 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, Samuelu Afutiti, P, Ole Siufofoga Ole Taeao Fou Congregational UCC/EFKS, Long Beach, CA
U, Enoka Alesana, P, Fourth Samoan Cong Christian UCC, Long Beach, CA
OM, Russell Andrews, P, United Church of Christ, Conneaut, OH
U, Michael Birnbaum, SP, Affirmational UCC/Plymouth Congregational Church, Colfax, WA
U, Laurel Capesius, CE, Claremont United Church of Christ, Claremont, CA
OM, Mark Dowell, SP, Church of the Savior, Cedar Park, TX
OM, Keitric Emory, P, Abundant Grace UCC, Homewood, IL
OM, Catherine Erwin, IN, Immanuel UCC, Bartlett, IL
OM, Jennifer Geary, IN, United Parish Congregational UCC, Upton, MA
OM, Robert Gross, IN, First United Church of Christ, Green Bay, WI
OM, Brian Hardee, P, Gilead Congregational Church UCC, Hebron, CT
U, Apela Him, P, First Samoan Congregational Christian, Harbor City, CA
OM, Douglas Horner, P, United Church of Christ, Sheffield Lake, OH
OM, Mak Kneebone, AP, Portage United Church of Christ, Portage, MI
U, Joshua Komo, AP, Pilgrim UCC, Carlsbad, CA
OM, James Latimer, IN, South Congregational Church UCC, Amherst, MA
U, Kenneth Locke, IN, Saint Paul UCC, New Bremen, OH
U, Chelsea McCutchin, DT, Trinity Church of Austin, Austin, TX
U, Rachael Morrison, P, Peace United Church of Christ, Minnesota Lake, MN
U, Richard Nelson, IN, Neighborhood Church UCC, Palos Verdes Estates, CA
OM, Katherine Penick, DT, Trinity UCC, Manchester, MD
LM, Emily Phillips, AP, David’s UCC, Kettering, OH
U, Kilifi Salesa, P, First Samoan Full Gospel Outreach, Compton, CA
OM, Matthew Schneider-Adams, P, First Congregational UCC, Oconomowoc, WI
U, Christina Schoenwetter, AP, Saint John’s UCC, Monroe, WI
OM, Deanna Shorb, P, First Congregational UCC, Williamstown, MA
U, Randall Tate, IN, Lincoln Memorial Congregational UCC, Chicago, IL
OM, Malaki Tauiliili, AP, First Samoan Congregational Christian Church of Long Beach, Long Beach, CA
OM, Liona Thompson, SP, First Samoan Congregational Christian Church of Long Beach, Long Beach, CA

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.