Ministerial Updates for October 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 October 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

LM, Lori Alexander, SU, Saint Peter UCC, Dubois, IN
OM, James Allen, P, Trinity UCC, Mount Vernon, IN
U, Giuseppe Amato, P, Parkrose Community UCC, Portland, OR
OM, Angelee Benner-Smith, SU, First United Church of Christ, Royersford, PA
OM, Thomas Bentley, DT, Centre Congregational UCC, Lynnfield, MA
OM, Virginia Bove, P, The First Parish of Bolton Interdenominational, Bolton, MA
U, Martine Bruno, P, United Congregational Church of Norwalk, Norwalk, CT
OM, David Buchan, IN, First Congregational, UCC, New Milford, CT
U, Joann Conroy, IN, Lyndale Congregational UCC, Minneapolis, MN
OM, Arthur Cribbs, SP, Christian Fellowship Congregational Church of San Diego, United Church of Christ, San Diego, CA
U, Jan Crissinger, P, Zion United Church of Christ, Le Sueur, MN
U, Stuart Davis, P, Zion United Church of Christ, South Bend, IN
U, Anine de Grood, OL, United Parish of Auburndale, Auburndale, MA
OM, Jessica Derise, IN, Community UCC, Miami Shores, FL
OM, Edmond Drewsen, IN, Zwingli UCC, Monticello, WI
OM, Yvette Eber, P, Plymouth Congregational UCC, Burlington, WI
OM, Corinne Freedman Ellis, SP, Peace United Church of Christ, Duluth, MN
OM, Jennifer Garrison, P, Smyrna UCC, Canby, OR
OM, Sonny Graves, SU, Zwingli UCC Mt. Vernon, Mount Vernon, WI
OM, Christopher Grenier, P, Irondequoit UCC, Rochester, NY
U, Tami Groth, P, St Paul’s UCC, Lewiston, MN
LM, Kathleen Hamilton, P, Shannondale UCC, Salem, MO
OM, Laura Hawkins, IN, St. John’s UCC, Random Lake, WI
OM, Juliana Holm, P, Brush Valley Fusion of Faith, Madisonburg, PA
OM, Richard Hotchkin, IN, First Congregational UCC, Alpena, MI
OM, Douglas House, SU, The First Congregational Church of Derby, Inc, Derby, CT
LMS, Cameron Howard, P, Salem United Church of Christ, New Middletown, IN
LM, Kedric Jones, P, Saint John’s UCC, Boonville, IN
U, Kwan Kim, P, Federated Community Church, Hampden, MA
LMS, David Kling, P, Saint John’s UCC, Massillon, OH
U, Charles Krieg, P, First United Church of Christ, Plymouth, IN
DS, John Lund, SP, University Congregational UCC, Missoula, MT
OM, Elva Merry, P, First Congregational UCC, Southampton, MA
OM, Elizabeth Miller, DT, Granby Congregational Church, UCC, Granby, CT
OM, Bret Myers, P, First Congregational UCC, Paxton, MA
U, Tom Ostlund, P, First Congregational Church, Sheridan, WY
LM, Elizabeth O’Sullivan, IN, First Congregational Church UCC Austin Minnesota, Austin, MN
OM, Joshua Pittman, CP, Good Shepherd UCC, Saint Charles,MO
OM, Andrew Ponder Williams, P, North Community Church, Marshfield, MA
U, Joy Price, P, Valley of the Flowers UCC, Lompoc, CA
OM, Valerie Seaver, P, Congregational Church of Marlborough UCC, Marlborough,CT
OM, Nada Sellers, IN, West Avon Congregational UCC, Avon, CT
U, Lisa Stenmark, P, Wheatland United Church of Christ, Wheatland, WY
DS, Timothy Tharp, P, First Congregational, Savage, MT
MS, Robert Tulloch, P, Waverly Heights UCC, Portland, OR
LM, Danielle Veenstra, P, Zion Evangelical UCC, Saint Joseph, MI
LM, Michael Whiteley, IN, First Congregational Church of East Troy UCC, East Troy, WI
OM, Beverly Zell, AP, Community Church UCC, Vero Beach, FL
MS, Robert Ziehmer, DT, Church of the Good Shepherd UCC, Boyertown, PA

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.